[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE170101132]
Researchers Dr Stephan Leu
Brief description This project aims to determine how the social network structure of a flock and different individuals’ experience and leadership abilities improve a population’s well-being and productivity (wool clip and lambing rates). This project will use social network theory and collective behaviour in animals to manage sheep in Australia’s arid rangelands, which are important for the pastoral industry, but where ecological challenges reduce livestock productivity. An expected outcome is management guidelines for the sheep industry to improve wool and meat production.
Funding Amount $372,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award