[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180100113]
Researchers Dr Ceridwen Fraser; Prof Sharon Robinson; Prof Peter Convey; Dr Aleks Terauds
Brief description The project aims to assess how biologically isolated Antarctica is by discovering how, when and where natural colonisations of the continent have occurred. The research will focus on mosses, the dominant plant group in the Antarctic. genomic tools will be combined with environmental, spatial, and ecological data to assess mechanisms and directions of dispersal to and around Antarctica, and to predict areas most likely to be colonised in the future. This will help understand the processes underpinning the evolution and diversity of Antarctic species, and the vulnerability and adaptability of Antarctic ecosystems.
Funding Amount $384,014
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects