Diversity of pollination biology in heat-producing flowers [ 2007 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Prof RS Seymour; Prof Dr G Gottsberger; Prof Dr I Lamprecht; Dr M Gibernau; Dr K Ito

Brief description This research is an entirely new approach to understanding pollination biology. It will highlight the value of ecological diversity in tropical ecosystems and will work toward conservation of these threatened habitats. The project is very strong in developing international links, involving Australia, Germany, France, Turkey, Brazil, Guyana, India and Malaysia. By supporting research involving the International Canopy Crane Network, Australia will be recognised as a major contributor to the multinational effort. The project deals with energetics of scarab beetles, with work on reproductive energetics of natural and pest species. Research maintains and develops critical thought, essential for effective university teaching and training.

Funding Amount $325,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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