[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150100690]
Researchers Prof Guang Shi; Prof Zhong Chen; Prof Shuzhong Shen; Prof Shucheng Xie
Brief description Global warming is predicted to form 'sick seas' and cause widespread stunted growth of taxa and ecosystem-wide dwarfism. Exactly how this works requires substantiation of both short-term empirical and experimental research as well as evidence from the deep-time fossil record. Using the high-resolution marine fossil record from the Permian-Triassic mass extinction ~252 million years ago, the most severe in the history of animals, this study will investigate how body size of marine species and communities evolved in response to the mass extinction and rapid global warming. Expected findings will help better understand the links between global warming, anoxia, hypercapnia, euxinia, ocean acidification, and species adaptation and evolution.
Funding Amount 315500
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects