[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0987218]
Researchers Dr AP Allen; Dr V Savage; Dr JF Gillooly
Brief description This research aims to deepen our understanding of how changes to the environment, including those attributable to human activities, influence the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that generate and maintain biodiversity. This understanding is of urgent importance, in light of the predicted changes in climate and habitat over the next century, because biodiversity is critical to the proper functioning of ecosystems that human societies depend upon. The graduate student involved in this research will have the opportunity to receive in-depth training as part of a cross-disciplinary collaboration that combines mathematics, ecology, evolution, and paleontology.
Funding Amount $225,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects