May 2017
This is a summary report for POP2015-04- Northern Buller's Albatross, a review of taxonomy.

The overall aim of this study was to develop a species specific genetic 'toolkit' for Buller's Albatross to;

1) determine levels of genetic variation between Northern and Southern Buller's Albatross, and,

2) develop a genetic marker for determining the provenance of individuals.

The findings support the conclusion that Northern and Southern Buller's Albatross are genetically differentiated populations, and show that assignment to source is possible using short CRII sequences as a tool. 

Publication information

Wold, J. 2017. Review of taxonomy and development of a genetic assignment test for Northern Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri platei). Summary report, Victoria University of Wellington. 


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