Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP180100668 [ 2018-01-01 - 2021-07-01 ]

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Researchers: Dr Martin Breed (Chief Investigator) Kendrick, Gary (Chief Investigator) Gary Kendrick (Chief Investigator) Dr Siegfried Krauss (Partner Investigator) Dr John Stephen (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Seagrass adaptation and acclimation responses to extreme climatic events. This project aims to advance our understanding of how temperate marine plants in their northern limit will respond to the effects of synergistic stressors from extreme events combined with climate change. The project will study Shark Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where a semi-permanent, salinity gradient maintained by shallow seagrass banks has resulted in unique ecosystems like stromatolites to persist. Expected outcomes include practical solutions for building resilience to climate change mitigation in marine ecosystems. This will benefit the broader Australian community through changing how we manage significant resources and services these systems support, such as fisheries, coastal protection.

Funding Amount $525,413

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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