[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP140100736]
Researchers Prof Erik Veneklaas; Prof Kingsley Dixon; Dr Ben Miller; Dr Gavan McGrath; Dr John Callow; Dr Alan Aitken; Mr Andrew Malcolm
Brief description Unprecedented levels of keystone Banksia species mortality and increases of species with reduced capacity to provide vital ecosystem services, is leading to ecosystem change and reduced resilience of Western Australian woodlands. In water sensitive ecosystems, failure to capture and integrate above- (tree function and ecology) and below-ground (soil hydrology and physics) processes at various scales (individual to landscape) has seen global tree decline remain unresolved. Using this approach we aim to identify processes leading to, and identify areas at high risk of, significant ecosystem change. Outcomes include the establishment a benchmark approach in understanding global ecosystem change to inform land management in a changing climate.
Funding Amount 300000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects