[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0345856]
Researchers Dr GA Kendrick Prof DI Walker
Brief description In Australia, seagrass loss associated with human activity is one of the most serious issues affecting the marine environment. Despite this, processes contributing to maintenance of seagrass meadows are poorly understood. This project addresses meadow maintenance through measuring seedling recruitment, clonal growth and patch dynamics for 3 species of seagrasses, and modeling emergent patterns of meadow expansion. The outcomes will be integration of shoot-scale and meadow-scale dynamics in shallow subtidal landscapes, resulting in a clearer understanding of and ability to manage large-scale changes in seagrass meadows caused by natural and anthropogenic influences.
Funding Amount $60,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects