[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150102326]
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