2016 - ARC discovery funding scheme results

The School of Biological Sciences has been awarded $1.65 million in new research funding to commence in 2016.

Discovery Award Recipients

Lyn Cook, Gimme Walter,  David Booth
Why are Australian cycads endangered: pollinators, climate or humans?  $388,800

Bernie Degnan
Evolutionary origin of stem cells and the emergence of animal complexity.  $506,100

John Pandolfi, Cath Lovelock, Eugenia Sampayo, Ruth Reef
An elemental hypothesis for sub-tropical refugia in coral reefs.  $413,500

Oscar Venter, Hugh Possingham
Assimilating development objectives in conservation planning. $340,10

 

2015 - ARC discovery funding scheme results

The School of Biological Sciences has been awarded $4.18 million in new research funding to commence in 2015.

Discovery Award Recipients

Sassan Asgari
Cross-kingdom communications via small non-coding RNAs.  $325,000

Christine Beveridge; Milos Tanurdzic
The role of sugar demand in apical dominance: Branching in a new direction.  $386,700

Mark Blows
Why do substantial parts of the phenotype have very low levels of genetic variation?  $648,000

Karen Cheney; Justin Marshall 
How different is different:  highly contrasting colours in animal patterns $497,800

Steve Chenoweth
Resolving genomic sexual conflicts via sexually dimorphic gene expression.  $374,653

Craig Franklin
Extreme acid tolerance: Overcoming the challenges of life at low pH.  $466,600

Cath Lovelock (through ANU)
Top-down rehydration: the role of multiple water sources in maintaining mangrove productivity along gradients in salinity and aridity. $428,900

Katrina McGuigan; Mark Blows
The contribution of pleiotropic mutation to genetic variation and evolution.  $301,400

Kerrie Wilson
Enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services in production landscapes. $395,500

Robbie Wilson; Diana Fisher
How does habitat complexity drive motor ageing and fitness in wild mammals? $355,100

 

2014 - ARC discovery funding scheme results

The School of Biological Sciences has been awarded $7.16 million in new research funding to commence in 2014.

Discovery Award Recipients

Simon Blomberg
Fitting non-Gaussian diffusion models to evolutionary data: towards a generalized framework for phylogenetic comparative analyses. $210,000

Paul Ebert
Comparative toxicology of a fumigant and gasotransmitters: Testing a new model of fumigant toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans. $355,000

Rod Fensham
Predicting the consequences of drought-induced mortality for tree species in a changing climate. $393,000

Bryan Fry
Fish venom as a model system for the molecular evolution of defensive toxins. $316,517

Salit Kark and Dr Berndt Janse Van Rensburg
The role of behavioural interactions in shaping invasion dynamics: A global synthesis using the common myna as a model system. $355,000

Carissa Klein
Reconciling the triple bottom line of social equity, economic return, and environmental benefits in conservation decision making.  $110,000

Margie Mayfield
Exotic and native plant coexistence in novel communities. $437,000

Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos and Jan Engelstaedter
The evolution of recombination cold spots during speciation. $420,000

Steven Salisbury
Walking with dinosaurs in the Kimberley: mapping the Cretaceous landscapes of the Dampier Peninsula. $410,000

Craig Franklin
How does the interaction between environmental drivers determine the impact of global change on animals? (through University of Sydney) $437,000

Vera Weisbecker
The reptile-mammal jaw transition: new approaches to some age old questions (through University of Newcastle) $606,000

Craig White
Testing MacArthur's minimisation principle: do ecological communities become more efficient over time. (through Monash University)  $358,000

 

2013 - ARC discovery funding scheme results

The School of Biological Sciences has been awarded $1,309,000 million in new research funding to commence in 2013.

2013 ARC Discovery Funding Outcomes, Announced 5 November 2012.

Discovery Award Recipients

Professor Bernard Degnan and Dr Scott Cummins
Origin of genomically-encoded communication in animals: deciphering the role of peptide signalling in the sea sponge Amphimedonqueenslandica $454,000

Professor John Pandolfi, Prof Wolfgang Kiessling and Dr John Veron
Climate change impacts on latitudinal diversity gtradients in reef corals$855,000

With the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences
A/Prof Craig Williams, Dr Gregory Savage, A/Prof Susie Nilsson, A/Prof Peter Dodd and A/Prof Gimme Walter
Chemically re-engineering bioactive natural products using fragment based drug design - $400,000

 

2012 - ARC discovery funding scheme results

The School of Biological Sciences has been awarded $2.87 million in new research funding to commence in 2012.

2012 ARC Discovery Awards and ARC Linkage Scheme Round 1, Announced 1 November 2011, to commence January 2012

Discovery Award Recipients

A/Prof Andy Barnes
Fighting disease on farms: how do vaccinations drive evolution of new pathogen strains? - $270,000

Dr Yvonne Buckley
Population fluctuations: models, mechanisms and management - $169,000

A/Prof Stephen Chenoweth
Exposing the complex and flexible genetic basis to polygenic adaptation: integrating population and quantitative genomic approaches - $295,000

Dr Richard Fuller
Averting the extinction of experience - $430,000

A/Prof Anne Goldizen
Evolutionary roots of social bonds in female mammals - $270,000

Dr Lexa Grutter
What happens to coral reefs without cleaner fish? - $340,000

Dr Margie Mayfield
Testing the importance of large-scale climate factors to plant community assembly following land-use change - $270,000

Dr Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
The genetics of replicated evolution - $472,000

With Griffith University
Prof Peter Mumby
Ecological competition between corals and algae in a high carbon dioxide world: understanding the mechanisms and implications for reef ecosystems - $300,000

With The University of Adelaide

Dr Steve Salisbury
Determining the relative roles of dispersal and vicariance in the assembly of the New Zealand fauna - $369,000

With The University of Sydney
Dr Robbie Wilson
Does physiological plasticity of individuals render populations resilient to climate change - $370,000

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