Projects

 

Each year CBA funds a number of small pilot projects, called Ignition projects.

These aim to 'kick-start' new ANU-CSIRO collaborative research, with the intention that results will subsequently form the basis of more substantial research proposals and collaborations.

Since 2012, the CBA has funded more than 30 Ignition projects over 7 rounds.

In June 2016 past and present grant recipients were invited to share their progress and results in an Ignition Project Symposium. Presenting short ‘lightning talks’, scientists and students from ANU and CSIRO filled the afternoon with diverse and original science, highlighting the success of the Ignition grant scheme.

Find more about Ignition grant funding here.

Project name Public policy area
A curation community for coral environmental genomics Climate change and adaptation
A next-generation phylogenetics approach to explore the immense diversity of Australian thynnine wasps Conservation planning
Threatened species
A test of the power of GBS for delimiting species boundaries among incipient species of Australian orchids Conservation planning
Threatened species
ALA Two-way Indigenous Engagement Case Study Conservation planning
Threatened species
Invasive species and biosecurity
An exome capture system for phylogenetic and evolutionary studies in the hyperdiverse orchid tribe Diurideae (Orchidoideae) Threatened species
Climate change and adaptation
Bill adaptation in parrots: finding loci involved in surface area increases by integrating morphometrics with Next Gen Sequencing Climate change and adaptation
Biodiversity change: A risk factor for human health? Climate change and adaptation
Biogeography of sex reversal and the effects of climate change on reptile sex determination Climate change and adaptation
Bringing next generation approaches to conservation genomics using museum collections – Rock wallaby museum skinomics Conservation planning
Threatened species
Can adaptation in ‘ecosystem engineers’ drive fire regime feedbacks? Habitat fragmentation and restoration
Invasive species and biosecurity
Climate change and adaptation
Characterising the evolutionary and ecological diversity of invertebrates in the Monsoonal vine thickets of the Kimberley Conservation planning
Habitat fragmentation and restoration
Collections-based landscape genomics: Red-browed finches as a test case Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
Curating spatial data to understand patterns and processes shaping biodiversity in New Guinea Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
Developing new methods for using distribution data to identify taxa that can tolerate extreme conditions Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
Threatened species
Effects of climate change on avian morphology Climate change and adaptation
Environmental Drivers of Acacia-Associated Symbiotic Microbe Diversity Climate change and adaptation
Evolutionary processes in Billy buttons Conservation planning
Threatened species
Future ecosystems states: linking ecophysiological cues and thresholds to climatic regimes, variability and weather extremes Climate change and adaptation
Genetic and demographic impacts of contemporary disturbance regimes in Mountain Ash forests Conservation planning
Climate change and adaptation
Habitat fragmentation and restoration
Genetic characterisation of formalin preserved fish tissue Conservation planning
Threatened species
Genome skimming with degraded DNA from herbarium specimens Threatened species
Genomic diversity in Australian palms Conservation planning
How local is local? Landscape genomics in Yellow box Climate change and adaptation
Habitat fragmentation and restoration
Threatened species
Hybrid history: deep sequencing of the Tasmanian blue gum Conservation planning
Investigating the effects of diversity, distribution and chytrid load on Uperoleia frog skin microbial communities Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
Linking genomic data to spatial biodiversity data in the Atlas of Living Australia Conservation planning
Climate change and adaptation
Molecular phylogeny of Helicoverpa from museum specimens Conservation planning
Invasive species and biosecurity
Threatened species
Palaeoecological indicators of biodiversity change through time Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
Penguin ectoparasites of the Southern Hemisphere Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
Phylogeny of the longhorn beetle genus Rhytiphora (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)  Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
Species discovery and refugia in the monsoonal tropics Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
The landscape genomics of a dryland river keystone species, Eucalyptus coolabah: the influence of hydrochory on landscape genetic structure Climate change and adaptation
Conservation planning
The untold story of underground communities: fungi and soil seed banks in Mountain Ash forests Habitat fragmentation and restoration
Conservation planning
Understanding biological invasions: assessing the biosecurity threat of the pink bollworm to Northern Australia Invasive species and biosecurity
Will polyploidy provide a reproductive advantage in a changing climate? A test case with Themeda triandra (Kangaroo grass) Climate change and adaptation

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