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Setting the limits: Ecological and genetic tests of the status of marine populations at species borders. [ 2006 - 2008 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0666787]

Researchers Prof DJ Ayre; Dr TE Minchinton

Brief description The wide dispersion of Australia's population along our coastal fringe combined with global climate change poses severe threats to marine biodiversity and necessitates urgent conservation measures. Our study will use ecological and genetic approaches to contribute to our understanding of the roles of reproduction and dispersal in maintaining biodiversity. We will determine whether some locations are highly productive sources of larval colonists, whereas others are unproductive and dependent on other sources of recruits, and we will inform management practices such as the creation of marine protected areas.

Funding Amount $275,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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