Understanding marine biodiversity across vast spatial scales [ 2002 - 2004 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr SD Connell Dr BM Gillanders Dr MJ Anderson

Brief description Large-scale studies of biodiversity are frequently recommended by ecologists, but their costs are prohibitive. More efficient, yet accurate, sampling and analytical procedures are needed. This proposal will provide new quantitative knowledge on patterns of diversity of marine species (fish & invertebrates) from local to regional scales across southern Australia and northern New Zealand. An innovative feature of this research is the contribution of new ecological information with novel analytical procedures to identify the consequences of using more cost-effective techniques on quantifying patterns of biodiversity. This understanding is fundamental to the on-going advancement of ecology and conservation biology.

Funding Amount $180,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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