Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities - Grant ID: LE150100015 [ 2015 - 2015 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Shari Forbes; Prof Claude Roux; A/Prof Barbara Stuart; Dr Shanlin Fu; A/Prof James Wallman; Prof Richard Roberts; Dr Gerrit van den Bergh; Dr Denise Donlon; Dr Christina Adler; Dr Louise Shewan; Prof James Robertson; A/Prof Marc Oxenham; Dr Xanthe Mallett; Dr Simon Walsh; Dr Eric Wenger; Dr Bryan Found; Mr Robert Hayes; Mr Scott Harris; Mr David Cole; Prof John Dodson; Dr Soren Blau; Dr Melanie Archer

Brief description The aim of this proposal is to establish a unique Australian research facility dedicated to studying the physical, chemical, and biological processes of human decomposition. This facility will be the first of its kind in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, drawing together a collaborative team of experts in a broad range of taphonomy disciplines. The results of the research will advance our limited understanding of the taphonomic processes acting on remains in a natural Australian environment. The outcomes will assist police and forensic services to improve their procedures for searching, locating, recovering, and identifying missing persons, victims of homicide, and victims of disaster on both a national and international scale.

Funding Amount $430,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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