The importance of dispersal in maintaining biodiversity of aquatic plants in landscapes

  • Mac Nally, Ralph (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Thompson, Ross (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Fragmentation of aquatic ecosystems within agricultural landscapes has disrupted the dispersal pathways of aquatic plants. Dispersal plays a critical role in maintaining species richness and genetic diversity of aquatic plants, but is poorly understood. The project will: (1) establish the relative importance of dispersal by wind, water and waterbirds, (2) determine how each of these pathways contributes to plant communities across the landscape and (3) identify optimal environmental flows for plant dispersal and establishment. This information will result in the development of appropriate landscape-scape management and environmental water allocations to preserve plant diversity in Australia s aquatic habitats.'',
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/10/0730/06/10

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD330,000.00
  • Parks Victoria: AUD30,000.00
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Board (RBG) (trading as Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria) (Victoria): AUD15,000.00
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) (Victoria): AUD15,000.00
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) (Victoria): AUD15,000.00
  • West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA) (Victoria)
  • Australian Ecosystems Pty Ltd
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) (Victoria): AUD30,000.00
  • East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) (Victoria): AUD30,000.00