ARC Linkage Grant to Support Biodiversity in Naracoorte Caves
Congratulations to IPAS members, Dr Lee Arnold and Adjunct Professor Nigel Spooner for their successful $669k ARC Linkage Project to establish an unprecedented record of biodiversity and environmental change during the Quaternary in the Naracoorte Caves.
The caves of Naracoorte provide a rare opportunity to investigate multiple biological and environmental records spanning a key period in earth history. The study will integrate investigations on all aspects of the preserved deposits, employing new approaches in geochronology, palaeontology and geochemistry to develop a truly comprehensive reconstruction of regional-scale palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental histories. Comprehensive understanding of long term patterns is key to our understanding of future impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.
A full list of successfully funded ARC Linkage programs can be found here.