[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180103844]
Researchers Prof Stephen Sarre; Prof Chris Dickman; Prof Glenda Wardle; A/Prof Bernd Gruber; Prof Richard Duncan; Prof Scott Edwards
Brief description This project aims to increase understanding of how Australia’s native biota responds to rapid environmental changes. Abrupt environmental change has the potential to drive rapid evolution, which may facilitate species persistence in the face of novel challenges. This project will use long-term genomic data to quantify rates of evolutionary change in species living in arid environments, whose populations fluctuate markedly in response to rainfall variation. By measuring the pace of genomic change in these species, and the evolutionary processes driving that change, this project will reveal species’ evolutionary responses to major environmental fluctuations.
Funding Amount $530,496
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects