Comparative phylogeography of mound springs-invertebrates: identifying genetically divergent populations for conservation and management [ 2006 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Prof AD Austin; Dr NP Murphy; Dr SJ Cooper; Mr MA Adams

Brief description The mound springs of the Great Artesian Basin represent one of Australia's most unique and significant environments and are of national biodiversity, cultural and economic significance. The conservation of these unique environments is a national issue following their listing as a threatened ecological community. As economic productivity in the GAB intensifies, the mound springs are under increasing threat from escalating groundwater use. The results of this study of genetic diversity in the spring communities will provide a means for the management groups to incorporate a significant biological information into their decision making and help facilitate the conservation of mound springs communities in the Lake Eyre region

Funding Amount $223,020

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