Current projects

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Project ID Title Leader Institution Amount

(Aus)

Period

APSF 12/5 Investigating the impact of seismic surveys on threatened sea snakes in Australia's North West Shelf K Sanders School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide $24,300 Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

APSF 12/8 It's not all peachy: what is the adaptive role of colour change in frogs? M Bulbert Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University $31,000 Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

APSF 13/4 DNA metabarcoding for monitoring cryptic rainforest fauna in Papua New Guinea M Ziembicki Centre for Tropical Environmental & Sustainability Science, James Cook University $28,000 Jul 2013 - Jul 2015

APSF 13/5

Are lizards toast? Climate warming, fire and lizard extinctions in the Australian arid zone

M Kearney Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne $41,500 Jul 2013 - Jul 2016

APSF 13/7 Management trials of Australian insects threatened with coextinction M Moir School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia $39,600 Jul 2013 - Jul 2016

APSF 14/1 Assessing impacts of two major new exotic pollinators in Fiji M Schwarz School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University $45,000 Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

APSF 14/2 Improving scientific publication output by national Papua New Guinea Biologists A Mack Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research $44,809 Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

APSF 14/3 New Guinean Long-beaked Echidnas in the Kimberley, Western Australia - using ancient DNA analysis of skins and scats to confirm their presence V. Thomson School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide $43,672 Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

APSF 14/4 Systematics and evolution of Archidendron, the largest group of tropical legumes in the Austral region G Brown School of Botany, The University of Melbourne $44,375 Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

APSF 14/6 Function of colourful plumage and song in female lovely fairy-wrens R Mulder Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne $43,790 Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

APSF 14/7 Understanding colour and chemical diversity in marine molluscs K Cheney School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland $42,308 Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

APSF 14/8 A next-generation framework phylogeny for Diurideae (Orchidaceae) K Schulte Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University $15,000 Jul 2014 - Jul 2015

APSF 14/9 Mate choice and the evolution of sexually-selected traits and behaviours in the Lesser Blue-ringed Octopus (Hapalochlaena maculosa) K Zenger Faculty of Marine & Tropical Biology, James Cook University $36,100 Jul 2014 - Jul 2017

APSF 15/1 The origin and development of Motupore village and the implications of the hiri M Leavesley Archaeology, University of Papua New Guinea $44,940 Jul 2015 - Jul 2018

APSF 15/3

Mitigating the ecological impacts of nighttime light pollution on wildlife: Documenting the impacts of artficial light on species and developing "Wildlife Friendly" lighting

K Robert Department of Ecology, Environment & Evolution, La Trobe University $41,204 Jul 2015 - Jul 2018

APSF 15/4 The large marine ecosystem of the Arafura sea: What are the physical drivers? J Kaempf School of the Environment, Flinders University $30,909 Jul 2015 - Jul 2018

APSF 15/5 Towards the development of a feasible process for the large scale production of Oryctes virus in bioreactors M Bostina Otago Centre for Electron Microscopy, University of Otago $45,000 Jul 2015 - Jul 2018

APSF 15/6 Rethinking assessment of biodiversity in northern New Zealand forests: incorporating lichens, a neglected but important group, in vegetation monitoring D Blanchon Department of Natural Sciences, Unitec Institute of Technology Auckland $36,700 Jul 2015 - Jul 2018

APSF 16/1 Unique pollination system of an important rainforest tree involving obligate manipulation by bats S Petit School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia $44,543 Jul 2016 - Jul 2019

APSF 16/2 Synthetic seed technology for propagating and distributing canarium nut trees in Papua New Guinea S Trueman Plant Science, University of the Sunshine Coast $41,566 Jul 2016 - Jul 2019

APSF 16/3 Novel ways to assess the density and distribution of sugarbag bees R Gloag School of Life and Environment Sciences, University of Sydney $29,698 Jul 2016 - Jul 2018

APSF 16/4 Improving conservation outcomes for pitcher plants by resolving controversies in their taxonomy and understanding their evolution D Crayn Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University $43,717 Jul 2016 - Jul 2019

APSF 16/5 Testing the potential of Incompatible Insect Technique (IIT) for a haplodiploid insect species, Kelly's Citrus Thrips, a significant citrus pest originating from Australia and invasive in New Zealand M Riegler Western Sydney University $44,000 Jul 2016 - Jul 2019

APSF 16/6 Sibling rivalry or chivalry: why do male bush coconuts carry their little sisters? L Cook School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland $23,180 Jul 2016 - Jul 2018