Density regulation as a major determinant of population persistence: advancing empirical and theoretical approaches to conserve biodiversity [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Dr CJ Bradshaw; Dr F Courchamp; A/Prof NS Sodhi

Brief description Without efficient application of limited conservation resources, more species will go extinct and invasive species will continue to proliferate. With a better understanding of extinction processes, a higher benefit:cost ratio will ensure better outcomes for biodiversity. We will directly address (1) the sustainable use of Australia's biodiversity by providing evidence-based support for minimum viable population size targets to avoid extinction; (2) responding to climate change by determining the species- and environmentally specific contexts leading to elevated risks of extinction; and (3) protecting Australia from invasive diseases and pests by determining density targets that maximise eradication success.

Funding Amount $315,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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