Research Grants

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Discovery Projects

2016-2019 ($592,800) Brooks R, Grosjean P and Seabright P "The origins of gender"

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2016-2018 ($324,700) Cornwell W, Powell J and Zanne A "Closing the carbon cycle: an ecological understanding of wood decay"

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2015-2017 ($561,508)  Brooks R and Garratt M "How males alter their mates' ageing rates and lifespans"

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2015-2018 ($538,900)  Johnston E, Thompson R and Carter, E "Microplastic infiltration of food webs: cells to ecosystem consequences"

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2015-2017 ($348,946)  Suthers I, Richardson  A, Pakhomov E and Baird M "Linking phytoplankton to fisheries using zooplankton size spectra"

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2015-2017 ($295,900)  Warton DI "Develop the first models that can be used directly to draw valid community-level conclusions for common ecological data types"

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2015-2017 ($146,700)  van Dooren TF "Analysis of the cultural and ethical issues that define human interactions with wildlife in the context of environmental and social change"

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2015-2017 ($532,200)  Brown MV, Ostrowski ML, Bodrossy Levente, Beman JM and Fuhrman JA "Using cutting-edge sampling, genetic and modelling tools to provide the first models of microbial diversity patterns and organismal range in Australian marine systems"

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2015-2019 ($725,100)  Admin. Org: Usyd, Byrne M, Dworjanyn SA and Poore AG "Understanding the challenges faced by marine biota"

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2015-2017 ($420,200)  Admin. Org: UTS, Nielsen UN, Eldridge DJ and Singh BK "Providing a mechanistic insight into ecosystem responses to climate variability and extreme climatic events"

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2014-2016 ($323,000)  Moles, A "Latitudinal gradients and beyond: understanding the drivers of global patterns in plant ecology"

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2012-2014 ($334,000)  Brooks R and Dixson B "Body size in the 21st century: integrating evolution, economics and culture"

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2012-2014 ($270,000)  Kasumovic M "Adaptive plasticity and evolution: linking the genotype and the environment to understand phenotypic evolution and expression"

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2012-2014 ($270,000)  Mayfield M, Bonser S and Morgan J "Testing the importance of large-scale climate factors to plant community assembly following land-use change"

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2012-2014 ($300,000)  Ord T "The evolution of land-dwelling fish: contemporary analogues of a critical step in vertebrate evolution"

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2012-2014 ($170,000)  Taylor M, Suthers I,  Pakhomov E, Hunt "The krill pump: transferring carbon across a layered ocean in a changing climate"

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2012-2014 ($300,000)  Warton DI "New approaches to predictive modelling of high-dimensional count data to study climate impacts on ecological communities"

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2010-2014 ($926,000)  Brooks R "Understanding how reproduction and sexual conflict drive sex-dependent longevity and ageing"

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2010-2014 ($580,000)  Johnston E "Bioinvasions: the interactive effects of propagule pressure and pollution"

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Future Fellowship

2015-2019 ($872,240)  Nakagawa S  "Environmentally induced non-genetic effects on ageing and fitness over multi-generations and the evolution of life-history trade-offs "

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2014-2018 ($767,300)  Kasumovic M "Combining evolutionary, physiological and molecular approaches to understand ageing and performance"

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2014-2018 ($808,100)  Tanaka M "The fitness landscape, a key evolutionary concept, relates genes or traits to reproductive fitness"

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2012-2016 ($713,971)  Bonduriansky R "Evolution’s Neglected Dimension: The Nature and Consequences of Environmentally-Generated Phenotypic Variation in Natural Populations"

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2012-2016 ($800,519)  Curnoe D "Tracking East: Human Dispersals and the Early Peopling of East Asia and Australasia"

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2012- 2016 ($626,856)  Warton D "Advancing tools for the analysis of high-dimensional data in ecology"

 

Linkage Projects

2014-2017 ($311,000)  Johnson EL, Poore AG, Verges A, Glenn H "Novel habitat quality assessment to inform the development of recreational boating infrastructure"

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2014-2017 ($381,237)  Dafforn KA, Johnston EL; Airoldi, Glasby TM, Mitchell AR "Marine urban development: how can ecology inform the design of multifunctional artificial structures?"

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2013-2016 ($668,000)  Johnston EL, Steinberg PD, Birch GF, Gribben PE, Doblin MA, Kjelleberg SL, Swarup S, Simpson S, Scanes PR, Freewater P "Testing the waters: Impacts of contaminants on ecosystem structure and function in urban waterways"

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2012-2015 ($554,800)  Lambert DM, Millar CD, Willerslev E, Curnoe DK, Tacon PS, Li R "The peopling of East Asia and Australasia"

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2012-2014 ($513,617)  Suthers I "The trophic ecosystem of a purpose built, offshore artificial reef: do coastal currents supply sufficient nutrients for the local production of fish?"

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2010-2014 ($463,600)  Suthers I "Feeding and breeding: Rainfall effects on connectivity and fidelity of iconic coastal fishes"

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Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

2015-2017 ($372,000)  Noble, D "Early environmental effects on phenotypic development and evolution"

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2014-2016 ($384,600)  Blamires S "Mechanisms influencing the evolutionary trajectories of extended phenotypes"

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2012-2014 ($375,000)  Crean A "More than meets the egg: Environmental effects on sperm quality, sperm competitive success, and offspring fitness"

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2012-2014 ($375,000)  Kasumovic  M "Re-evaluating evolution by examining developmental plasticity in response to the social environment"

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2012-2014 ($375,000)  Schwanz L "The battle of the sexes heats up: climate change and the ecological and evolutionary fate of reptiles when sex is determined by temperature"

 

National Health and Medical Research Council

2013-2015 ($563,052)  Lan R, Sintchenko V, Tanaka M, Octavia S "Molecular epidemiology and high resolution surveillance of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in Australia"

 

Other National Schemes

AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development) / Public Sector Linkages Program

2013-2015 ($741,800)  Cassis G "Biodiversity capacity building in Papua New Guinea and sustainable development of its primary industries"

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CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation/Flagship postgraduate scholarship

2012-2014 ($34,600)  Suthers I "Movements and ecology of two epipelagic predators, Coryphaena hippurus and Seriola Ialandi, off eastern Australia". Top-Up Scholarship for Stephanie Brodie.

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Department of the Environment / Australian Biological Resources Study - National Taxonomy Research Grant Program

2014-2017 ($337,500)  Namyatova A "Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the cryptozoic bug subfamilies Isometopinae, Cylapinae, and Psallopinae (Insecta: Heteroptera: Miridae) of Australia

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Department of Sustainability Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Australian Biological Resources Study – National Taxonomy Research Grant

2011-2014  ($270,000)  Cassis G "Systematics of the Orthotylus complex (Heteroptera: Miridae: Orthotylini): new species from the Bush Blitz survey, phylogenetics, host plants and biogeography".

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Hermon Slade Foundation

2013-2016 ($81,000)  Cassis G "Plant hubs, plantbugs and lacebugs: coevolution of emu bush and sap-sucking insects"

2013-2016 ($66,000)  Eldridge D "Does overgrazing reduce the ecosystem service values provided by shrublands in semi-arid Australia?

2012-2015 ($50,000)  Kasumovic M "Understanding the role of the ecological and social environment in the evolution communication in peacock spiders".

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Horticulture Australia Limited

2014-2018 ($226,000)  Cassis G "Biology and species/genetic diversity of Macadamia lace bugs"

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Winifred Violet Scott Estate Trust

2011-2014 ($86,000)  Sherwin W "Estimating the viability of bottlenose dolphin populations exposed to industrial-port & tourism activities in South Western Australia".

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UNSW

UNSW Goldstar – ARC

2015 ($40,000) Bonduriansky R "Sex, energy and ageing"

2015 ($40,000) Moles A "The biogeography of interactions between plants and soil biota"

2014  ($40,000)  Sherwin W "Why species don't usually mate with each other: functional and population genomics of mating isolation between closely-related Australian fruit-flies 

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UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship

2012-2014 ($423,000)  Hagman M "Engine of Speciation: Do Communication Barriers Promote the Evolution of New Species?

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UNSW Major Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme (MREII)

2015 ($117,343) Johnston, Poore, Thomas, Suthers, Dafforn, Smith, Verges, Mayer-Pinto, Clarke - Ultra Short Baseline (USBL) sub-sea positioning system.

2015 (150,869) Letnic, Verges, Poore, Suthers, Kingsford, Keith, Lucas, Johnston - A "bank of cameras and sensors to be used for the remote surveillance of marine, freshwater and terrestrial wildlife in the field.

2014 ($204,450)  Bonser S - Three growth (controlled environment) chambers & two seed germination/plant growth cabinets

2014 ($110,000)  Cassis G  - Macroscope and compound microscopy suite, inclusive of integrated digital photographic equipment, to support research in 3D and 2D geometric morphometrics, phenomics, phylogenetics and evolutionary biology of vertebrates and vertebrates. 

2014 - ($37,100)  Kasumovic M - Portable Hyperspectral Camera