The second interview with Prof Bill Sherwin and Dr Lee Ann Rollins about molecular ecology of starling invasion on The Science Show with Robyn Williams on ABC Radio National on 4 June 2016.
Last week we heard that genetic testing had determined that Starlings are entering Western Australia from many source populations in the eastern states. In one WA population a mitochondrial variant gene was found. The pest population has since been exterminated. The suggestion is the variant was evidence of natural selection in action. It is the first time selection has been seen between mitochondria within individuals in a wild population.
Listen to the interview: