Climate change and phenotypic divergence at a landscape scale [ 2009-07-01 - 2012-09-30 ]

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Researchers: Dr Sonia Kleindorfer (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Climate change and phenotypic divergence at a landscape scale. Birds provide key ecosystem functions like pollination, insect control, and seed dispersal in Australia. Climate change is well documented and has a pronounced effect on birds, commonly leading to range shifts. This study will quantify patterns of gene flow at a landscape scale in declining and common birds in Australia and abroad. The project builds on strong international links to the Galapagos Islands as well as a regional focus for South Australia. The linkage organisations are committed to implementing management outcomes for native flora and fauna, which need to be underpinned with quality baseline data. The outcomes will also inform climate modelling for the State and Australia.

Funding Amount $110,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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