Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE150101266 [ 2015-01-01 - 2017-12-31 ]

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Researchers: Jodie Rummer (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

Brief description Evolutionary and environmental basis of CO2 tolerance in coral reef fishes. This project aims to examine the effects of ocean acidification on coral reef fishes due to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Physiological performance of fish vary under elevated CO2, but behaviour is consistently, negatively impacted. This project aims to investigate evolutionary trade-offs between behaviour and performance, physiological mechanisms key to compromising, maintaining, or enhancing metabolic performance under elevated CO2, and the importance of habitat in how fish respond to elevated CO2. As fish play critical roles in marine ecosystems by structuring food webs and driving ecological processes, this information will be critical for predicting the effects of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems and biodiversity.

Funding Amount $358,536

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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