Linkage Projects - Grant ID: LP160100162 [ 2016 - 2023 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr Ian Jonsen; Prof Robert Harcourt; Prof Iain Suthers; A/Prof Moninya Roughan; A/Prof Martina Doblin; Dr David Slip; Dr Martin Cox

Brief description This project aims to understand the effects of climate change on marine food webs, from plankton production to predation by iconic marine fauna, by integrating data on oceanographic conditions and fish distribution with the foraging patterns and breeding success of seabirds. Warming waters due to strengthening western boundary currents have unknown consequences for coastal marine food webs. Innovative prey capture signatures from accelerometers, and advanced movement models from satellite locations will show how predators locate and prey upon fish schools. Anticipated outcomes are insight into how changing resource availability in the oceans affects ecosystem resilience; improved viability for coastal industries; and ecosystem-based conservation management strategies.

Funding Amount $213,445

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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