Completed projects (Australia & Pacific Science Foundation)

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Project ID Title Leader Institution Amount

(Aus)

Period

A strategy for the conservation of the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri A Kemp Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Queensland $9,500 Mar 1999 – Dec 2001

APSF 99-3  Rescue archaeology at Numundo Plantation, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea R Torrence  Australian Museum $6,710 May 2000 – Jul 2000

APSF 00-2 Contribution to the TAFE/OTEN Project R Collins Science Foundation for Physics within The University of Sydney $9,654   Dec 1999 – Dec 2001

APSF 01-1  Evolution, biogeography and conservation status of a unique and threatened desert fauna L Laurenson  School of Ecology & Environment, Deakin University $29,849  Aug 2000 – Jun 2002

Ecology, conservation status and management of a tropical kangaroo: the antilopine wallaroo on Cape York Peninsula C Johnson Department of Zoology & Tropical Ecology, James Cook University $41,080  Apr 2002 - Apr 2005

APSF 01/3  Why are male lizards brightly coloured? L Schwarzkopf  Department of Tropical Biology, James Cook University $33,942  Jun 2001 - Jun 2004

APSF 01/4  Toxinology and taxonomy of Australasian sea snakes B Fry Australian Venom Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne $45,000  Aug 2001 - Aug 2004

APSF 01-5  ‘The Flora of the Shanghai Area, Vol III’ O W Borrell Marcellan College, Bulleen, Victoria $25,000 Apr 2001 – Jun 2002

APSF 02/1  Neglected Shrimps: Understanding the biodiversity and conservation needs of a major food source for native Australian inland fish C Austin School of Ecology & Environment, Deakin University $31,372 Feb 2002 - Feb 2004

APSF 02/2 The biodiversity and systematics of the medically important Australian brown snakes S Donnellan South Australian Museum $23,212 Sep 2001 - Sep 2003

APSF 02-3  Towards publication of ‘Nine Thousand Years of Gardening in PNG’ P Swadling Research School of Pacific & Asian Studies, Australian National University $5,000 Oct 2002 – May 2003

APSF 02/4  DNA Fingerprinting for the conservation and management of Australian pythons and goannas A. Goodman School of Biological Sciences, The Flinders University of South Australia $23,720 May 2002 - May 2005

APSF 02/5 Genetic analysis of root architecture traits J Saleeba School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney $3,600 Apr 2002 - Apr 2004

APSF 02-6  The Haseldean - APSF Livestock Management Scholarship J Slade Faculty of Rural Management, University of Sydney $15,900 Feb 2002 - Feb 2006

APSF 03/1  Development of a diatom water quality calibration set for coastal lakes of NSW, a tool for effective lake management and restoration. K Taffs School of Environmental Science & Management, Southern Cross University $18,398 Apr 2003 - Apr 2005

APSF 03/2 Male calling song as a target for female mate choice and pest management in Queensland fruit flies P Taylor Department of Psychology, Macquarie University $44,500 Apr 2003 - Apr 2006

APSF 03/3 Will loss of habitat diversity also mean a decline in algal and invertebrate biodiversity? A Irving Department of Environmental Biology, The University of Adelaide $9,380 Jul 2003 - Jul 2005

APSF 03/4 Aspects of reproduction in the Eastern Quoll, Dasyuris viverrinus N Czarny and
I Gunn
Institute of Reproduction & Development, Monash University $3,400 Jul 2003 - Jul 2005

APSF 04/1 Investigating how environmental variables affect fish otolith chemistry. B Gillanders and
T Elsdon
Department of Environmental Biology, The University of Adelaide $7,489 Jun 2004 - Jun 2006

APSF 04/2 The importance of parasites in the conservation of native freshwater fish A Lymbery Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University $34,410 Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

APSF 04/3 Genetic and horticultural assessment of the Australian native 'Bush Potato" (Ipomoea costata) A Marchant and G Orel Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $42,000 Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

APSF 04/4 What is the basis of the differing pest status of two species of Australian fruit flies? K Raphael Department of Biologcial Sciences, University of Sydney $14,500 Jun 2004 - Jun 2005

APSF 04/5 Molecular phylogeny, evolution and conservation status of the Acanthophis (death adders) and Pseudechis (black snakes) genera of Australian Elapidae snakes B Fry Australian Venom Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne $45,000 Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

APSF 04/6 Diversification of a mammal across the rainforest boundary A Krockenberger Department of Tropical Biology, James Cook University $33,389 Jul 2004 - Jul 2007

APSF 04/7 The ecology of the leopard shark Stegostoma fasciatum

C Dudgeon and
J Lanyon

Department of Life Sciences, Univerisity of Queensland $28,552 Jul 2004 - Jul 2006

APSF 04/8 Assessing the impact of drought on the population dynamics of an endangered wallaby rescued from extinction by a flagship translocation program A Goldizen Department of Life Sciences, University of Queensland $24,000 Jul 2004 - Jul 2005

APSF 04/9 The ecology of the greater bilby, Macrotis lagotis, reintroduced to South Australia S Carthew Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide $40,450 Jul 2004 - Jul 2006

APSF 05/1 Systematics & evolution of Australasia's oldest lizard radiation: the Diplodactyline geckos P Doughty Western Australian Museum $29,700 Jan 2006 - Jan 2009

APSF 05/2 Disentangling the effects of habitat quality, herbivory and phylogeny on chemical defences in Queensland red ironbarks B Moore School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University $22,730 Jul 2005 - Jul 2007

APSF 05/3 Managing remnant mallee vegetation for biodiversity using fire and fox control D Driscoll School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University $35,943 Jul 2005 - Jul 2008

APSF 05/4 Seahorse diversity, distribution and trade in Papua New Guinea M Baine Montupore Island Research Centre, University of Papua New Guinea $29,900 Jul 2005 - Jul 2007

APSF 05/5 Dietary and habitat preferences of the Fijian Crested Iguana (Brachylophus vitiensis) on Yadua Taba, Fiji C Morrison Division of Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific $23,094 Jul 2005 - Jul 2007

APSF 05/6 Revisionary studies on Syzygium and allies (Myrtaceae) in Papua New Guinea, with an emphasis on recently collected materials L Craven Australian National Herbarium, CPBR, CSIRO Plant Industry $ 5,256 Jul 2005 - Jul 2006

APSF 06/1 Stings, barbs and slime: The molecular evolution of fish venom B Fry Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne $39,000 Jul 2006 - Jul 2009

APSF 06/3 Impact of subterranean water on the physiology and health of Murray cod (Maccullochella peeli peeli) P Jones Department of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University $28,000 Jul 2006 - Jul 2008

APSF 06/4 Tree age and dendroclimatological potential of the rare desert tree Acacia peuce F. Muell. in Queensland and the Northern territory J Luly School of Tropical Environment Studies and Geography, James Cook University $10,500 Jul 2006 - Jul 2007

APSF 06/5 Fruit fly pollination of Bulbophyllum baileyi and the development of new fruit fly lures A Clarke School of Natural Resource Sciences, Queensland University of Technology $30,000 Jul 2006 - Jul 2008

APSF 06/6 Development of a genetic/morphological databank for the identification of wild eggs of Australian marine fishes F Neira Tasmanian Aquaculture & Fisheries Institute, University of Tasmania $41,500 Jul 2006 - Jul 2009

APSF 06/7 Human environmental impact and the Aboriginal abandonment of Kangaroo Island S Gale School of Geosciences, University of Sydney $22,500 Jul 2006 - Jul 2008

APSF 07/1 Distribution, phylogeny and biogeography of venomous snakes in Papua New Guinea K Winkel Pharmacology Department, University of Melbourne $39,000 Jul 2007 - Jul 2010

APSF 07/2 To sea, or not to sea: Flexible life history strategies in diadromous fishes A Hicks & G Closs Department of Zoology, University of Otago, NZZ $36,994 Jul 2007 - JJul 2010

APSF 07/3 Investigating the co-extinction of Australian insects on threatened plants P Vesk Botany Department, University of Melbourne $35,000 Jul 2007 - Jul 2010

APSF 07/4 Excavations at the Reber-Rakival site, Watom Island, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea D Anson Otago Museum, NZ $30,000 Jul 2007 - Jul 2009

APSF 07/5 Does the landscape matrix of native Eucalyptus deglupta plantations, logged-over and primary rainforest on the Gazelle Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, provide sustainable habitat for local wildlife? S Turton Australian Tropical Forest Institute, James Cook University $22,000 Jul 2007 - Jul 2009

APSF 07/6 Biology of Fijian ground frog (Platymantis vitianus): Breeding and Reproductive Endocrinology E J Narayan School of Science & Technology, University of the South Pacific, Fiji $12,150 Jul 2007 - Jul 2009

APSF 07/7 Genetic dynamics of lowland rainforest trees on islands in the tropical Southwest Pacific A Lowe School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide $24,500 Jul 2007 - Jul 2009

APSF 07/8 Fungal foliar endophytes for the biological control of Phytophthora palmivora diseases of Theobroma cacao D Guest Faculty of Agriculture Food & Natural Resources, University of Sydney $18,265 Jul 2007 - Jul 2009

APSF 07/9 The mating system and genetic variation of an introduced, closed, high-density North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) population D H Brunton & B Ziesmann Institute of Natural Resources, Massey University, NZ $27,026 Jul 2007 - Jul 2009

APSF 08/1 A field guide to the butterflies of Vanuatu J Tennent N/A $10,000 Jul 2008 - Jan 2009

APSF 08/2 Comparative mechanics of shark feeding behaviours as revealed by high resolution 3-D computer simulation S Wroe School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales $38,829 Jul 2008 - Jul 2011

APSF 08/3 Bioaccumulation and formation of arsenicals in tropical shallow reef organisms B Maher Department of Environmental Chemistry, University of Canberra $45,000 Jul 2008 - Jul 2011

APSF 08/4 Nutrient cycling in Port Phillip Bay: The role of sedimentary protozoa in nitrification and denitrification J Shimeta School of Applied Sciences, RMIT University $30,000 Jul 2008 - Jul 2010

APSF 08/5 Sexual conflict and sympatric speciation in the Pacific N Tatarnic School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales $44,580 Jul 2008 - Jul 2011

APSF 08/6 Gene flow in Australian sexually-deceptive orchids M Whitehead School of Botany & Zoology, Australian National University $30,000 Jul 2008 - Jul 2010

APSF 08/7 The role of natural sunscreens for the control of ultgraviolet radiation damage in reef fish U Siebeck School of Biomedical Science, University of Queensland $28,500 Jul 2008 - Jul 2010

APSF 09/1 Reproductive ecology of the eastern long-beaked echidna, Zaglossus bartoni S Nicol School of Zoology, University of Tasmania $44,310 Jul 2009 - Jul 2012

APSF 09/2 Diseased blue copepods in intermittent estuaries in southern Australia P Jones School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University $14,962 Jul 2009 - Jul 2010

APSF 09/3 Should I stay or should I go? Identifying pathways of larval dispersal in a temperate reef fish S Swearer Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne $28,000 Jul 2009 - Jul 2011

APSF 09/4 Effects of native omnivores on invertebrate biodiversity and function: an experimental approach H Gibb Department of Zoology, La Trobe University $43,100 Jul 2009 - Jul 2012

APSF 09/5 Male hip-pocket frogs call together - brothers or competitors? M Mahony School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle $13,132 Jul 2009 - Jul 2010

APSF 09/6 Phylogeography of Eucalyptus deglupta F Udovivic Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne $29,978 Jul 2009 - Jul 2011

APSF 09/7 Why so blue? Colour change in the chameleon grasshopper (Kosciuscola tristis) M Herberstein Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University $11,780 Jul 2009 - Jul 2011

APSF 09/8 Megaloastia: a most extraordinary jumping spider P Taylor Department of Brain, Behaviour and Evolution, Macquarie University $44,901 Jul 2009 - Jul 2012

APSF 09/9 The distribution, abundance and diversity of the Lapita Cultural Complex along the Great Barrier Reef coastline in the third millennium BP M Felgate Anthropology Department, University of Auckland $40,000 Jul 2009 - Jul 2012

APSF 10/1 Role and conservation of flying fox biodiversity for Fiji's rainforest health S Petit School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia $39,000 Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

APSF 10/2 Biological field research training for PNG university students B. Gamui Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research Inc $10,000 Jul 2010 - Jul 2011

APSF 10/3 Detoxification of organic compounds by the Malpighian tubules of insects S Linton School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University $18,018 Jul 2010 - Jul 2012

APSF 10/4 Conservation of four rare, endemic and iconic Fijian tree species G Keppel Department of Environmental and Aquatic Sciences, Curtin University of Technology $40,000 Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

APSF 10/5 A dingo for the modern age? M Crowther School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney $28,160 Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

APSF 10/6 Gene flow, adaptation and speciation in Antarctic octopus: consequences of climate change J Strugnell Molecular Sciences, La Trobe University $10,000 Jul 2010 - Jul 2011

APSF 10/7 Native bees in the South Pacific - taxonomy, diversity, conservation and potential roles in agriculture M Schwarz Biological Sciences, Flinders University $45,000 Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

APSF 10/8 Comparative spatial analysis of species biodiversity and life history evolution in Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds J Dale Institute of Natural Sciences, Massey University $30,000 Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

APSF 10/9 Sex, symbiosis and "she-males". Probing the bizarre reproductive manipulations imposed by bacterial endosymbionts upon Australian butterflies D Kemp Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University $41,187 Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

APSF 11/1 Beyond barcoding: understanding biodiversity in diverse frontier for tropical biology P Oliver Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne $41,845 Jul 2011 - Jul 2014

APSF 11/2 Revisiting interactions between Jumping plantlice and eucalypts using a high-tech experimental approach M Steinbauer Department of Zoology, La Trobe University $35,500 Jul 2011 - Jul 2014

APSF 11/3 Does salinity constrain locomotor performance in free-ranging sharks? Functional morphology and behavioural ecology of sharks occurring along a salinity gradient. A Gleiss Centre for Fish and Fisheries, Murdoch University $10,500 Jul 2011 - Jul 2012

APSF 11/4 Conservation and management of an endangered marsupial, the sandhill dunnart, in a semi-arid environment S Carthew School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide $30,300 Jul 2011 - Jul 2014

APSF 11/5 Like father, like son: is male courtship performance heritable? A Wignall Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University $15,870 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013

APSF 11/6 Connectivity and conservation of seamount corals K Miller Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania $25,370 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013

APSF 11/7 Comparative transcriptome sequencing for identification of Australian pest fruit flies K Raphael School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales $44,010 Jul 2011 - Jul 2014

APSF 11/8 Why are there so few hybrids in the Green-eyed Treefrog hybrid zone? Resolving the role of behaviour versus genetics C Hoskin School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University $27,800 Jul 2011 - Jul 2013

APSF 12/1 Regeneration and recovery dynamics of lowland tropical forests in the Solomon Archipelago W Laurance Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS) and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University $36,000 Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

APSF 12/2 The history of giants - population genetics of the world's largest raptor M Knapp Department of Anatomy, University of Otago $24,000 Jul 2012 - Jul 2014

APSF 12/3 Revisiting an old hypothesis: Aboriginal plant exploitation during the Holocene in West Arnhem Land T Denham School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University $28,500 Jul 2012 - Jul 2014

APSF 12/4 Vocal learning in a highly promiscuous Australian songbird M Hall Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne $41,500 Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

APSF 12/6 Ecological and biogeographic underpinnings of spectacular diversification of murine rodents in Australasia (Sulawesi) K Rowe Museum Victoria $36,000 Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

APSF 12/7 Killing with kindness? Removing introduced fishes may amplify parasitic infections in native fishes S Beatty School of Biology, Murdoch University $29,000 Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

APSF 13/1 Systematics of New Guinean frogs J Menzies Jordan Laboratory, University of Adelaide $1,930 Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

APSF 13/2

The response of frog communities to forest disturbances and fragmentation in Papua New Guinea

C Dahl New Guinea Binatang Research Center $26,000 Jul 2013 - Jul 2016

APSF 13/3 From Lapita to Liturgy: the archaeological and environmental history of the three millennia of human settlement of Aneityum, southern Vanuatu M Spriggs School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University $27,000 Jul 2013 - Jul 2016

APSF 13/6 Canopy soil microhabitats: microbial communities take to the trees? D Orlovich Department of Botany, University of Otago $41,500 Jul 2013 - Jul 2016

APSF 13/8 Conserving endemic tropical lowland forest bats in the western Solomon Islands D Fisher School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland $23,000 Jul 2013 - Jul 2015

APSF 14/5 What is driving decline in coral reef health on the island of Rarotonga? D Erler School of Environment Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University $44,600 Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

APSF 15/2 Why do honey bees survive Varroa infections in Tonga? M Beekman School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney $15,000 Jul 2015 - Jul 2016