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AMplify: Episode 5, Dr Mark Eldridge

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 26 Apr 2016

The AM's Principal Research Scientist in Mammalogy talks to Kim McKay about the impact of climate change on Australian species

Dr Mark Eldridge in DNA lab, Australian Museum

Dr Mark Eldridge in DNA lab, Australian Museum
Photographer: Stewart Humphreys © Australian Museum

This week on AMplify, Executive Director and CEO Kim McKay hears that "extreme intervention" will be required to save Australian mammals from extinction.

Dr Mark Eldridge, a macrapod expert with over 30 years in the field, tells her, “Species are going to have to move to keep track with their habitat and their preferred climatic niche, and because we’ve fragmented the landscape sometimes these species can’t move now, and so we’re going to have to manage things much more deliberately, and maybe even have to move animals around the landscape in a way we haven’t had to do before.”

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