Establishing genetic guidelines for the effective ecological restoration of seagrass meadows [ 2010 - 2013 ]

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Researchers Kendrick Prof Gary A; Dr Siegfried L Krauss; Prof Kingsley W Dixon; A/Prof Michelle Waycott

Brief description Industry and coastal development in Australia are of national importance for economic growth and prosperity, but they threaten benthic habitats, like seagrasses. Loss of seagrass meadows without mitigation results in greater coastal impacts from damaging storms and waves and a reduction in the health and productivity of marine environments globally. Thus the ecological restoration of seagrass meadows is an urgent national priority action that involves industry, government and the community. Through the detailed assessment of population genetic variation and key population processes in seagrasses, this project will establish genetic guidelines for a more effective seagrass restoration industry.

Funding Amount $272,000

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