Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150102903 [ 2015-01-01 - 2018-12-04 ]

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Researchers: Prof Luciano Beheregaray (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Louis Bernatchez (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Comparative Evolutionary Genomics of Australian Rainbowfishes. This project aims to use 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 is expected to clarify climatic and geographic correlates of adaptation across a vast area of Australia and to disentangle responses to environmental change in an emerging model system for adaptation research.

Funding Amount $465,600

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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