Dynamic networks in a patchy landscape: will species interactions adjust to increased climatic extremes? [ 2010 - 2014 ]

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Researchers Prof CR Dickman; Dr GM Wardle

Brief description This project addresses pressing questions on how increased climatic extremes will affect species diversity in arid Australia, building on the longest ecological dataset available for the continent's vast but fragile inland landscapes. Our tests of key ideas about strong interactions among species, their role in building resilient communities and conserving biodiversity, will generate considerable international interest, while our focus on interactions of species at water sources will address knowledge gaps to inform best practice in managing converted pastoral lands. The results will contribute to retaining healthy functioning ecosystems, and the vital production systems they support, as the global climate changes.

Funding Amount $510,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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