Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140101340 [ 2014-01-01 - 2018-09-30 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Shauna Murray (Chief Investigator) ,  Doblin, Martina (Chief Investigator) ,  Doblin, Martina (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Richard Matear (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof David Hutchins (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Incorporating new knowledge of phytoplankton diversity and nutrient utilisation into an ocean-climate model to improve forecasts of ocean function. Phytoplankton drives ocean biogeochemical cycles and regulate Earth’s climate yet are poorly represented in ocean-climate models. This project will use advanced cell sorting and analysis techniques and innovative selection experiments to gain a deeper understanding of phytoplankton diversity and nutrient utilisation under projected climate change. This new knowledge will be used to improve the biological structure of an existing coupled ocean-climate model and reduce key uncertainties in forecasts of ocean function. This research will provide managers and industry with more accurate insight into the effects of ongoing climate change on the delivery of ecosystem services in eastern Australian waters.

Funding Amount $375,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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