Eco-evolutionary consequences of evolutionary shifts in body size

Project: Research

Project Description

This study will provide a comprehensive test of the impacts of evolutionary shifts in body size at multiple levels of biological organisation. It will ask fundamental questions about how body size affects biological processes as well as providing much-needed information on how human-driven shifts in body size are likely to change the way individuals, populations and communities function and persist. These questions are inaccessible for many organisms but, by leveraging the tractability of the study species and the accumulated know-how of our research programs, this proposal can expand our understanding of the biological consequences of ongoing worldwide declines in body size in animals.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/19

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD330,404.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD10,096.00
  • Monash University: AUD16,543.00
  • University of Oxford: AUD69,000.00