Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170101630 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Alfredo Huete; A/Prof Janet Davies; A/Prof Paul Beggs; Mr Michel Thibaudon

Brief description This project aims to discover why pollen exposure has increased since the 1960s. Grass pollens are the main environmental allergen source in Australia and the primary cause of allergic diseases. This project will investigate the ecological causes of changing pollen allergen exposures through integrating 40 years of satellite data, field phenology cameras, and pollen traps that track grass pollen sources, their evolution and impact areas. The outcomes are expected to advance knowledge of environmental drivers and enable more accurate pollen forecasts that alleviate the medical and socioeconomic burden of allergic diseases, estimated to cost 30 billion dollars.

Funding Amount $522,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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