More than mud: how will disruption of soft-sediments threaten coastal biodiversity? [ 2010 - 2013 ]

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Researchers Dr MJ Bishop

Brief description Habitat destruction and increased nutrient input are combining with climate change to threaten the biodiversity and fisheries productivity of soft sediment habitats that dominate Australia's sixteen million square kilometre exclusive economic zone. This project will develop the tools necessary for the sustainable management of our coastal biodiversity under multiple scenarios of change. Because many of the results will be broadly applicable to coastal systems worldwide, this project will generate high-impact publications that will increase the research profile of Australia. It will train postgraduate students in strategies to help ensure the sustainable use of our biodiversity and will generate collaborations with leading international scientists.

Funding Amount $320,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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