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Biotic connectivity within the temperate Australian marine protected area network at three levels of biodiversity - communities, populations and genes

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This project will integrate broad spatial-, temporal- and taxonomic-scale datasets with phylogenetichierarchies and taxonomic expertise to address key ecological and biogeographical questions related to (i) historical and contemporary factors that have shaped the distribution of marine fauna around thesoutheastern Australian coast, (ii) factors affecting connectivity of gene flow between reefs, (iii) relationships between genetic richness and population stability, and (iv) optimal design of Australia┬┐s marine protected area network. The project builds on existing ecological datasets that are unique globally in spatial and temporal scale, adding a phylogenetic dimension through rapid recent advances in population genetics and taxonomy.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP100200122

Local Award Id


  • 100926

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • This project will integrate broad spatial-, temporal- and taxonomic-scale datasets with phylogenetichierarchies and taxonomic expertise to address key ecological and biogeographical questions related to (i) historical and contemporary factors that have shaped the distribution of marine fauna around thesoutheastern Australian coast, (ii) factors affecting connectivity of gene flow between reefs, (iii) relationships between genetic richness and population stability, and (iv) optimal design of Australia┬┐s marine protected area network. The project builds on existing ecological datasets that are unique globally in spatial and temporal scale, adding a phylogenetic dimension through rapid recent advances in population genetics and taxonomy.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP100200122

Local Award Id


  • 100926