Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE160101141 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers Dr Hugo Harrison

Brief description This project aims to measure the degree of connectivity between isolated reefs in Australia's Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef and identify the biological and environmental mechanisms that enhance management strategies or mitigate against disturbances. The movement of individuals in fragmented landscapes plays a central role in the ecology and evolution of species. The project seeks to measure connectivity at multiple scales and identify critical regions for the design of networks of marine protected areas. This is anticipated to improve our understanding of connectivity in marine seascapes and benefit management of important fishery species and current efforts in coral reef conservation.

Funding Amount $366,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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