Predicting genetic exchange between species under climate change

    Project: Research

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    Description

    This project aims to resolve the factors that lead to the mixing of species gene pools, with a focus on whether climate change will increase such mixing, possibly leading to extinction by genetic swamping.nThe significance is that the project would improve our understanding of speciation and species vulnerability to rapid climate change through genetic mixing; a largely overlooked process.nKey outcomes would be to generate new knowledge of a fundamental evolutionary process and extend the toolbox of biodiversity managers facing rapid environmental change. nThe project would benefit Australia by highlighting our unique biodiversity and scientific capability, and by training early career researchers in advanced evolutionary biology.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date4/03/2130/12/24

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$529,626.00

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