[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT130100218]
Researchers Dr Justin Seymour;
Brief description The health and function of coastal habitats is mediated by an abundant community of marine microbes, which perform essential ecosystem services. However, some microbes can periodically disrupt the biogeochemical balance of coastal habitats, while others are dangerous pathogens that cause human illness. Anthropogenic impacts may underpin episodic shifts in the balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ coastal microbes, but the mechanisms and dynamics of these shifts are undefined. This project will unite cutting-edge analytical tools, including microfluidics and ecogenomics, to redefine our understanding of the microbiology of the Australian coast, providing transformative new insights for preserving our aquatic backyard and protecting our health.
Funding Amount 753905
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships