Understanding marine life-history patterns: an eco-energetics approach

Project: Research

Project Description

Marine life histories show strong biogeographic patterns: warmer water temperatures appear to favour species with feeding larvae. However, most of
Australia's temperate invertebrate fauna have nonfeeding larvae such that these species may be uniquely vulnerable to global environmental change.The project will determine how temperature affects performance at every life-history stage across larval developmental modes in 18 marine invertebrates by leveraging world class high throughput phenotyping facilities. These data will then be used to parameterise models of marine eco-evolutionary dynamics so as to understand and predict how temperature affects larval production and recruitment across species with different larval developmental modes.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/22

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD83,718.00