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The NCCARF-TB Network offers up to $3000 in funds to facilitate collaborative research in PhD students. Successful projects address terrestrial biodiversity adapation to climate change.

Find reports of completed projects linked in the table below.

PhD collaborative travel projects funded

Student University Project Visit Report
Round 1 - July 2009
James Camac University of Melbourne The interactive effects of fire and climate change on vegetation in the Australian Alps ANU –Cary Lab
Yui Osanai University of Tasmania The effect changes in botanical dominance on soil nitrogen dynamics Visit UQ – Schmidt Lab pdf_logo
Anett Richter University of Canberra Determing the response of the insects in grassland fragmentation and extreme drought Rochfort -Victoria
Stuart Irvine-Brown University of Queensland Carbon stock assessment under rehabilitated and native land ecosystems CSIRO Adelaide – Baldock Lab pdf_logo
Round 2 - November 2009
Christine Adams-Hosking University of Queensland Regional Conservation Network Planning for Widely Distributed Species: A Koala Phascolarctos cinereus Case Study American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station, Arizona pdf_logo
Subhashni Taylor University of New England Mapping and Modelling Lantana Distribution – Effects of Environmental Gradients and Climate Change Hearne Scientific Software in Canberra pdf_logo
Gabriele Caccamo University of Wollongong Cross-scale analysis of the relationship between moisture and fire behaviour in the Sydney basin Professor Dar Roberts
Geography Department
University of California
Rohan Wickramasuriya University of Wollongong Exploring habitat loss and fragmentation in amenity landscapes through agent-based land use modelling University of Waterloo, Canada
Jeremy Little James Cook University Climate change impacts on fire and the distribution of vegetation communities of the Wet Tropics Uni Tas, David Bowman pdf_logo
Round 3 - March 2010
Sophie Arnall University of Western Australia Predicting species survival under climate change: Using biophysiology to model the translocation variability of Australia’s rarest reptile, the Western Swamp Tortoise. Dr Michael Kearney, University of Melbourne
Scott Groom Flinders University Pollination by native bees in the face of habitat fragmentation and climate change Dr Mary Taylor- Fuji pdf_logo
Martin Breed Adelaide University Restoration genetics in Murray Mallee and Neotropical Forests: implications for management and planning Bryan Finegan, Costa Rica
Ernest Dunwoody University of Southern Queensland Development of Resolution Dependent Scaling Factors for Landscape Function Analysis Indices for Measurement of Ecosystem Adaptation Around Australia Lab CSIRO and QDPI pdf_logo
Brad Evans Murdoch University Climatic impacts on forest ecosystems in the southwest of Western Australia Thomas Hinkler and Nicloas Coops
Kyran Staunton James Cook University Carabid Distributions within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area Dr Michael Kearney, University of Melbourne
Round 4 - July 2010
Clay Trauernicht University of Tasmania The utility of the Northern Cypress Pine, Callitris intratropica, as an indicator of ecological integrity on the Arnhem Plateau Stephen Ellner, Department of Ecology, Cornell University USA
Anne Cochrane Australian National University Population variation in seed and seedling ecology along a climate gradient: assessing plant species persistence in South West Western Australia under a changing climate Guy Midgley, South African National Botanical Institute, Cape Town South Africa
Kiara O’Gorman Monash University Multi-trophic relationships between Australian Mistletoe and their hosts and herbivores: the role of allelochemicals Dr. Min An – Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Round 5 - April 2011
Martin Breed University of Adeliade Restoration genetics in Murray Mallee and Neotropical Forests: implications for management and planning. Uppsala University, Sweden

Two UK universities
Carina Wyborn ANU Collaborative cross-scale governance as a climate adaptation strategy? The science and values of large landscape conservation. Dr Matt McKinney, University of Montana
Anna Bruniche-Olsen University of Tasmania Evaluation of temporal and spatial changes in genetic diversity of the Tasmanian devil. Dr Elizabeth Murchison, Welcome Trust Sanger Institute
Anna Pintor James Cook University Plasticity and geographic variation in fundamental Niche traits- consequences for predictive models. Michael Kearney. University of Melbourne
Bronwyn Fancourt University of Tasmania Drought, disease or destiny? Identify causes of decline of the eastern quoll. Brooke Bateman, JCU
Sarah Maunsell Griffith University Associations of leaf-miner tropics networks and climate within Australian subtropical rainforest. Dr Becky Morris, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford,UK
Jessica Roberts University of Melbourne Predicting the climate niche of kangaroos and their response in a changing climate.

Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands

Prof. Warren Porter, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin USA

Mathew Vickers James Cook University A mechanistic model to study the capacity for behavioural thermoregulation to buffer climate change in small ectotherms. Prof. Ray Huey, University of Washington, Seattle

Prof. Donald Miles, Ohio University
Round 6 - August 2011
Laura Sonter University of Queensland Qualifying impacts of climate change policies on Terrestrial Biodiversity and Future Land Use. Pro Britaldo Soares, Uni Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Simon Kilbane University of Western Australia Towards a National Green Infrastructure: Testing the theory of an interconnectioned landscape system. Alterra at Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, Netherlands.
Sarah Butler University of Queensland Resilience of fragmented ecosystems in agricultural landscapes: interactive effects of exotic grass invasion and land-use history along climate gradients. David Bowman, Kerry Bridle and Louise Gilfedder at Uni of Tasmania, DPIEW.
Round 7 - April 2012
Lisa Xian University of Queensland Functional responses of Triodia in Australia’s arid zone Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (WA), University of Western Australia
Martin Breed University of Western Australia Restoration genetics in Murray Mallee and Neotropical Forests: implications for management and Planning Plant Genetics Institute, National Research Council, Italy; Plant Ecology Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden
Andrew Nield Murdoch University Dispersal and persistence of large-seeded species by the emu under global environmental change. George Perry, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Sophie Arnall University of Western Australia Ecoenergetics of the Western Swamp Tortoise: Modeling the future translocation viability of Australia’s rarest reptile. Dr Michael Kearney, University of Melbourne and Dr. S.A.L.M. (Bas) Kooijman, University of Amsterdam.
Veronica Briceno ANU The maternal effect on stress tolerance in alpine plants from Mt. Kosciuszko. Prof. Gilbert Neuner, Research Group Stress Physiology and Climate Resistence, University of Innsbruck.
Victoria Marshall Adelaide University Mapping and modelling the distribution of invasive weed species, Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) using remote sensing methods. Stephen Yool, The University of Arizona.
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