Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170100802 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Prof Ryan Lowe; Dr Marco Ghisalberti; Prof Heidi Nepf; Prof Matthew Reidenbach

Brief description This project aims to understand and predict the mobilisation of sediment, and the rates and modes of sediment transport. Sediment dynamics control the health and productivity of some of the world’s most valuable marine ecosystems, including seagrass meadows and coral reefs. However, the theory and predictive models needed to quantitatively understand sediment transport over the large bottom roughness in these ecosystems has proven elusive. This project will integrate comprehensive laboratory and field programmes to develop predictive models of these sediment dynamics, which should help better understand, manage and protect these critical ecosystems and their services.

Funding Amount $285,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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