[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150102403]
Researchers Prof J. Scott Keogh
Brief description Australia is famous for the great diversity and uniqueness of our plants and animals, due in part to 40 million years of relative isolation. This project will build on previous ARC funded research on the phylogenetics of Australian vertebrate animals to apply sophisticated new methodological and analytical tools for modelling species diversification. It will test the influence of historical climate and habitat shifts on morphological evolution and assembly of the Australian biota. This project will showcase Australia as the best place in the World to rigourously test hypotheses concerning rates of biological diversification at a continental scale.
Funding Amount 355000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects