Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP180102392 [ 2018-06-30 - 2021-12-31 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Jeremy Austin (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Damien Fordham (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Mark Lomolino (Partner Investigator) ,  A/Prof David Nogues-Bravo (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof Carsten Rahbek (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Reconstructing mechanisms of range contraction to avert species extinctions. This project aims to integrate biotic information from fossils and ancient DNA of vertebrates into computational models to establish ecological processes that drive the structure and dynamics of geographical ranges and regulate the severity of species extinction rates from global change. This approach is likely to improve theory on dynamic species borders and expected outcomes include providing a framework for better allocating resources for endangered species in Australia and beyond. This will have significant benefits, such as providing the first mechanistic explanations for the principal drivers of mega-fauna extinctions during the late Pleistocene and Holocene.

Funding Amount $496,136

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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