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Constructing a temporally-constrained palaeoecological model of Quaternary faunal evolution and extinction in eastern Australia [ 2008-01-01 - 2012-05-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0881279]

Researchers: Dr Gilbert Price (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Brief description Constructing a temporally-constrained palaeoecological model of Quaternary faunal evolution and extinction in eastern Australia. Increased climatic variability and human-induced environmental degradation have had severe impacts on biodiversity, socio-economic sustainability and possibly our own future survival, thus attracting global attention. This study will help unravel the causes of the extinctions of Australia's large-size animals (megafauna) during the periods of last glaciation and earliest human colonisation of Australia. Investigating the causes of megafauna extinction is essential for an understanding of how those prehistoric events shaped the modern biota, and for the development of conservation strategies for our endemic faunas in an era of increased climatic and environmental variability and vulnerability.

Funding Amount $300,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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