New collaborative CBA projects announced

Pogona vitticeps (photo: Arthur Georges)
23 August 2023

Each year the CBA funds a number of collaborative pilot projects and synthesis groups. Our latest round of successful applicants has been announced.

Ignition Grants provide an opportunity to test the feasibility of new and innovative ideas, techniques, tools, etc. with new collaborators.

Ignition Grants awarded

  1. Cellular energetics of sex-reversal across life in two model lizard systems: from cells to population-level consequences (ANU & UC; project contact Kris Wild)
  2. Uncovering the diverse complexity of plant and fungi transcriptomes with long-read RNA sequencing (ANU & CSIRO; project contact Ash Jones)
  3. Linking soil microbial biodiversity with spectral proxies and soil chemistry (ANU & CSIRO; project contact Wolfram Buss)
  4. Next-generation approaches to Lagovirus surveillance in Australia (CSIRO & ANU; project contact Nias Peng)

Synthesis Group funding provides support for small group meetings and interim analyses that aim to generate high impact syntheses and reviews of existing data or concepts; collaborative grant proposals; and/or policy and/or management outcomes.

Synthesis Groups awarded

  1. Integrating ecosystem ecology into freshwater ecosystem management  (UC & CSIRO; group contact Darren Giling)
  2. Quantification and analysis of biosystematics and whole organism teaching in Australia (ANU & CSIRO; group contact Scott Keogh)

Thank you to those who submitted a proposal and congratulations to those who were successful in receiving funding in a very competitive round.