The renaissance predator: complex predator-prey interactions and vertebrate diversity in arid Australia [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof CR Dickman

Brief description This project will greatly increase understanding of how predators influence the ecology and diversity of their prey in Australia's deserts, and thus improve our ability to conserve and manage our iconic but fragile inland landscapes. It will increase awareness locally about the richness of desert life and stimulate national and international interest by contributing to emerging debate about how predators influence diversity. It will also establish an unparalleled 24-year time series of ecological data, and thus provide a key resource to chart the biological effects of climate change and assist sustainable management of biodiversity across the continent's vast interior.

Funding Amount $1,080,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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