[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE170100208]
Researchers Dr Rachael Gallagher
Brief description This project aims to discover how biotic interactions limit plant species distributions. This knowledge is crucial for improving models of plant response to climate and land-use change. Current modelling techniques routinely ignore interactions such as competition, focusing solely on the environment as a predictor of species range. Using trait-based analyses at a continental scale and targeted transplant experiments, this project aims to better understand range limits of Australian plant species. This approach is expected to improve the ability to identify which plants will be the 'winners and losers' as the climate changes and to manage the risk to Australia’s flora.
Funding Amount $372,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award