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Funded! Matt Mangan awarded the Holsworth grant for a second year!

Congratulations to our PhD candidate Matt Mangan who has recently been awarded $7,500 by The Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment in 2022 Round 1, from the Ecological Society of Australia!


Matt's project is titled: "Uncovering genetic mechanisms of decreased susceptibility to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the endangered Fleay’s barred frog (Mixophyes fleayi) across its range"


The funding will help Matt investigate how pathogen-mediated evolution of resistance to the devastating amphibian chytrid fungal pathogen (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, hereafter Bd) at the Major Histocompatibility Complex locus might be contributing to the recovery of Fleay's barred frogs (Mixophyes fleayi). The project will inform genetic management strategies for species threatened by Bd around the world.