Environmental Genomics: Mining, climate change, water, crime and health [ 2009 - 2011 ]

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Researchers Prof A Cooper; Prof DL Adelson; Prof BW Brook; A/Prof JM Facelli; Dr HB Cross; Dr MI Stevens; Prof JC Paton; Dr T Kok

Brief description The new Environmental Genomics approach will employ high-powered genome sequencing systems to perform some of the first detailed genetic studies of Australian environments. The resulting high-resolution data will comprise a genetic audit, providing essential information for the accurate measurement of climate and environmental change. This method will dramatically improve the speed, and power of environmental impact assessments, permitting responsible resource development with major benefits to industry and the economy. It will also create new tools to improve water management and quality, biosecurity, forensics/policing and human health, as reflected by the diverse range of industry partners supporting this project.

Funding Amount $500,000

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