Platypus Fungal Disease - Acknowledgements
The Platypus Partnership Program gratefully acknowledges research funding from the Australian Government via both Natural Resource Management North and the Caring for Our Country program. The program benefitted from constructive research collaborations with researchers at a number of institutions including The Universities of Tasmania, Adelaide, Melbourne, Monash, Sydney, Western Sydney, and Charles Sturt University. In particular we thank: Michael Driessen, Annie Phillips (DPIPWE), Niall Stewart, Dominic Geraghty, Mandeep Kaur, Roger Latham and Sarah Munks (UTAS), Andrew Weeks and Elise Furlan (CESAR), Frank Gruzner and David Stephens (Adelaide Uni.), Kathy Belov and Mette Lillie (Sydney Uni.) and Joanne Connolly (Charles Sturt Uni).
We gratefully acknowledge the constructive input of participants at the Tasmanian platypus conservation workshop held in Hobart in September 2009. The following people participated in the workshop: Amelia Swan, Annie Philips, David Stevens, Dominic Geraghty, Eddie Tsyrlin, Elise Furlan, Frank Grutzner, Gemma Morrow, James Macgregor, Jessica Thomas, Joanne Connolly, Josh Griffiths, Mark Nowakowski, Mary Lou Conway, Mette Lillie, Michael Dreissen, Niall Stewart, Nick Gust, Nick Jones, Nigel Forteath, Rachelle Olsson-Herrin, Rodney Armistead, Sarah Munks, Sarah Peck, Steffen Kolomyjec, Tiggy Grillo, Tom Grant, Xianlan Cui, Yolanda Szefky.
We would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the following people for reporting their observations of wild platypus (both sick and healthy), local advice, access to properties, and assistance with field surveys. If you enjoy watching these fantastic animals, please send us the details of your sightings as you are directly contributing to the broader statewide picture of platypus distribution and disease spread.
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