[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150102903]
Researchers Prof Luciano Beheregaray; Prof Louis Bernatchez
Brief description This project uses an evolutionarily young and ecologically important fish clade to understand adaptive resilience and to test predictions derived from the ‘climatic variability hypothesis’ for the major climatic regions of mainland Australia. Correlative surveys along landscapes and mechanistic experimental studies will be integrated to implement a comparative evolutionary genomics framework capable of assessing the genetic basis of adaptation and the evolutionary resilience of populations and lineages. This will clarify climatic and geographic correlates of adaptation across a vast area of Australia and will disentangle plastic from evolutionary responses to environmental change in an emerging model system for adaptation research.
Funding Amount 465600
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects