Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160101561 [ 2016-01-01 - 2018-12-31 ]

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Researchers: Nigel Andrew (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Robert Dunn (Partner Investigator) ,  Andersen, Alan (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof Nathan Sanders (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Future Keepers: impacts of climate change on ecosystem function providers. The aim of this project is to predict how key ecosystem service providers may change under resource limitation and thermal stress. The project seeks to assess how common species respond to climatic fluctuations and resource limitations when competing for resources in familiar and novel environments along six biogeographic transects throughout Australia. In combination with hypothesis-driven field, laboratory and transplant experiments, citizen science will be used to create a longitudinal data set of the constraints put on dominant and functionally important species. The project also seeks to enable more robust forecasting of biological responses to environmental change by integrating both empirical and theoretical capabilities.

Funding Amount $325,600

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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