Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150102326 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Dr Mark Brown; Dr Martin Ostrowski; Dr Levente Bodrossy; Asst Prof John Beman; Prof Jed Fuhrman

Brief description From the reef to the rainforest, Australia is famous for its unique biodiversity. Less well known is that Australia’s coastline is predicted to be a global hotspot for biodiversity in marine microbes, the unseen life forces that maintain ocean health and productivity. This project will overcome historical technological and logistical hurdles by using cutting-edge sampling, genetic and modelling tools, to provide the first models of microbial diversity patterns and organismal range in Australian marine systems, a crucial step for understanding the evolutionary and ecological processes that shape contemporary biodiversity.

Funding Amount 532200

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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