[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0557024]
Researchers Dr M Fine; Dr S Ward; Dr SG Dove; Prof M Kuehl
Brief description Planning for sustainable use of ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) can only be done with an accurate understanding of how ecosystems are likely to change, and at what rate, under persistent climate change. This project, aligned with National Research Priority ?An Environmentally Sustainable Australia?, will be performed over 3 oceans and focusing on the GBR, will contribute to the national benefit by rapidly improving our understanding on one such major factor-the endolithic community in coral skeletons. It will allow better predictions of short and long-term consequences to reefs, and will also continue to show Australia's leadership in understanding the rate and direction of changes within coral reef ecosystems.
Funding Amount $220,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects