The key focus of this research theme is to quantify the evolutionary and environmental determinants of spatial patterns in biodiversity. We use molecular methods, predictive models and spatial prioritisation techniques to identify areas of high conservation value.
The results of this research can aid the prediction of consequences of fragmentation and other human impacts to aquatic ecosystems and the biota they support.
Related projectsThe following is a collection of our current and recent projects within this theme:
- Northern Australia's Aquatic Ecological Assets
- Connectivity fragmentation and consequences for recruitment and dispersal of fish in riverine landscapes
- River to landscape connections and biodiversity
- Does human alteration of aquatic ecosystems limit the transfer of high quality food to animals?
- Refugial pools: Importance of waterholes as aquatic refugia and the biophysical processes that sustain them
- Influence of Marine Protected Areas on ecosystem resilience and ecological processes
- Managing for seagrass resilience
- Fish in, Mozzies out
- GCMCC – Gold Coast Mud Crab Counter
- Response of soft sediment environments and assemblages to the cessation of trawling in Moreton Bay
- Phytoplankton Community Dynamics in a Sub Tropical Coastal Ecosystem.