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Biodiversity enhancement in arid Australia: the importance of micro-refugia and biotic interactions [ 2007 - 2009 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0773754]

Researchers Prof CR Dickman; Dr GM Wardle

Brief description This project will dramatically increase our understanding of the factors that influence the biodiversity of Australia's deserts, and thus improve our ability to manage these iconic landscapes for both conservation and production needs. It will attract attention from the international community by helping to resolve contentious theoretical debate about the function of refuge habitats, and how species interact with each other to influence overall diversity. It will provide the longest time series of ecological data available for any Australian desert, and hence provide a key resource for increasing community awareness and achieving sustainable management of biodiversity throughout the continent's arid interior.

Funding Amount $263,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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