[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150101839]
Researchers Prof Richard Duncan; Dr Jane Catford
Brief description Invasive plants are one of the most costly and significant environmental threats in Australia. To deal with this threat we need to understand how and why certain plant species are able to invade into and dominate native communities. The aim of this research is to uncover the rules that govern this. We will do this by using theory to predict the outcomes that would be observed given different underlying rules, and then test these predictions with field experiments. By uncovering the rules that govern invasions this project will provide fundamental knowledge to assist in managing the environmental threat posed by new and emerging weeds.
Funding Amount $503,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects