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Developing biogeographic know-how: Improving species divergence and dispersal estimations to examine geological and climatic evolutionary drivers [ 2006 - 2008 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0665859]

Researchers Dr AJ Lowe; Dr M Rossetto; Dr DM Crayn; Dr MS Pole; Prof D Lambert; Dr PM Hollingsworth

Brief description Anthropogenic activity over the last 150 years is now dramatically changing our global climate and ecosystems. The impact on biodiversity is already evident, and large-scale floral and faunal extinctions are predicted. This study unites a cohort of international experts in an interdisciplinary team to develop new molecular and mathematical methods to expand our fundamental knowledge on how geological and global climate change have affected our world's species components and ecosystems in the past. This research is of environmental significance and global importance as it will improve our ability to predict how species behave under future predicted climate scenarios.

Funding Amount $282,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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