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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150102326 [ 2015-06-01 - 2019-12-31 ]

Research Grant

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

Researchers: Dr Mark Brown (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Martin Ostrowski (Chief Investigator) ,  Asst Prof John Beman (Partner Investigator) ,  Dr Levente Bodrossy (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof Jed Fuhrman (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Mapping and Modelling the Ocean's Unseen Biodiversity. 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 aims to 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. This is expected to be a crucial step for understanding the evolutionary and ecological processes that shape contemporary biodiversity.

Funding Amount $532,200

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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