Linkage Projects - Grant ID: LP130100155 [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Gary Kendrick; Prof Carlos Duarte; Prof Kingsley Dixon; Dr David Merritt; Prof Robert Orth; Mrs Eefje Broenland; Mr Michael Williams;

Brief description Seed-based restoration has been successfully used for decades in terrestrial ecosystems but has remained elusive for marine seagrass-dominated ecosystems. For seagrasses, the transitions from dispersed seed, seedling, successfull recruit to reproductive adult are poorly understood. We propose a demographic approach to further understand these critical demographic transitions in the recovery and maintenance of seagrass meadows.In terrestrial vegetation restoration, recent demographic approaches allows identification of transitions most limiting to recruitment and successful establishment, crucial for effective restoration of seagrass meadows. This research explores a demographic approach for seed-based restoration of seagrasses.

Funding Amount 335772

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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