Project number: 1993-246
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $38,343.00
Principal Investigator: Bob Ward
Organisation: CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Cleveland
Project start/end date: 29 Jun 1993 - 31 Mar 1995
Contact:
FRDC

Objectives

1. Determine whether the introduced seastar is the southern sub-species, Japanese and Russian populations of Asterias amurensis versicolor or a northern sub-species
2. Determine whether the Tasmanian populations are derived from one or several introductions
3. Determine whether the invasion of Tasmanian waters has been accompanied by a loss of genetic variation with respect to native populations

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