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Project ID Title Leader Institution
Amount

(Aus)

Period

HSF 97-1 Development of an Irukandji Jellyfish (Carukia) Antivenom K D Winkel Australian Venom Research Unit, University of Melbourne $96,166 May ’97-Sep ‘01

HSF 97-2 Systematics and Evolution of the Genus Cycas K D Hill Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $73,500 Jun ’97-Feb ’00

HSF 97-3 Conservation of Australian Endangered Macropods I M Gunn Institute of Reproduction and Development, Monash University $45,000 May ’97-Sep ‘99

HSF 98-1 Marine Algae of Southeastern Australia A J K Millar Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $90,000 Dec ’97-Mar ‘01

HSF 99-1 Project Vesta J Gould CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products $98,636  Jul ’98-Sep ‘01

HSF 99-2 Satellite Tracking of Sea Turtles R Kennett Centre for Indigenous Natural & Cultural Resource Management, Northern Territory University $50,177 Jul ’98-Jul ‘01

HSF 99-3 International Forestry Workshops D Mentz The Crawford Fund $66,000  Aug ’98-Aug ‘02

HSF 99-4 Secondary Plant Compounds for Field Control of the Potato Moth (Phthorimaea operculella) G M Gurr Faculty of Rural Management, University of Sydney, Orange $150,572  Mar ’99-Mar ‘02

HSF 99-5 Buckwheat Ideotypes for Three Australian Buckwheat Regions C Bluett Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Ballarat, Victoria $100,000 Oct ’98-Oct ‘02

HSF 99-6 Japanese International Science Schools R E Collins The Science Foundation for Physics, University of Sydney $3,000 Mar ’99-Sep ‘02

HSF 99-7 Unlocking the Fungal Treasures of the National Herbarium of Victoria T W May Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne $60,000 Feb ’99-Feb ‘02

HSF 99-8 Comparative Biology of Chiloglottis (Orchidaceae) and Its Thynnine Wasp Pollinators (Tiphiidae) P Weston Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $74,479 May ’99-May ‘02

HSF 00-1  Improving the productivity of woolgrowing farms through automated bodyweight monitoring of sheep J Larsen Faculty of Veterinary Sciences - The University of Melbourne $95,585 May '01-May '04

HSF 00-2 The Contribution of Australian Zoos to the Conservation of Australian Wildlife A Tribe School of Animal Studies, University of Queensland $69,300 Nov ’99-May ‘03

HSF 00-3  Evaluating and using seasonal rainfall forecasts for decision-making on farms J R Donnelly CSIRO Plant Industry $152,047  Dec '99-Mar '03

HSF 00-4 The Messel Endowment R E Collins The Science Foundation for Physics, University of Sydney $100,000 Mar ’00-Mar ‘03

HSF 00-5 Molecular biology and pollination as a tool to enhance the long-term viability of the Sunshine Diuris orchid, Diuris fragrantissima P Temple-Smith Zoological Parks & Gardens Board, Melbourne, Victoria $24,744 May ’00-May ‘03

HSF 00-6  Biogeography and Systematics of Fungi of Proteaceae B A Summerell Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $73,139 Mar '00-Sep '03

HSF 00-7 A Molecular Device for the Detection of Aqueous Environmental Pollution C G dos Remedios Institute of Biomedical Research, University of Sydney $119,350 Feb ’00-Mar ‘03

HSF 01-1 The First International Orchid Conservation Congress K Dixon Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, Perth $24,700 Sep 24-28 '01

HSF 01-2  The scientific treasures of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne K Sommerville Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne $90,000 Apr '01-Apr '04

HSF 02-1  Fragmented landscapes: Direct measurement of species loss and implications for conservation and landscape restoration A F Bennett School of Ecology & Environment, Deakin University $86,951 Oct '01-Oct '04

HSF 02-2  Plant life at the extremes - Evolution for survival in Antarctica M Skotnicki Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University $101,749 Sep '01-Sep '04

HSF 02-3  Population dynamics of the Yellow-footed Antechinus in response to experimental manipulations of floodplain fallen timber loads R MacNally School of Biological Sciences, Monash University $82,000 Apr '02-Apr '05

HSF 02-4  Why aren't all species everywhere? M J Caley School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University $86,513 Apr '02-Apr '05

HSF 02-5  Marine benthic algae and invertebrates from Brush Island to Broulee Island, including the Tollgate Islands of Batemans Bay A J K Millar Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $46,000 Apr '02-Apr '04

HSF 02-6 The long term population dynamics and conservation of a poorly known Australian mammal D Lindenmayer Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University $66,737 Jul '02-Jul '05

HSF 02-7  Embryological processes and seed development of the Wollemi Pine C Offord Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $24,566 Apr '02-Apr '04

HSF 03-1  The effects of habitat fragmentation on dispersal, population structure and reproductive success in cooperatively breeding white-winged choughs N Beck & R Heinsohn Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University $27,000 Oct '03-Oct '05

HSF 03-2  Integrated rice and wheat straws processing for high value chemicals and materials P A Webley Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University $37,500 Nov '03-Nov '05

HSF 03-3  Sustaining the rock-dwelling macropods of the wet-dry tropics: ecology, conservation and management A D Griffiths & W R Telfer Key Centre for Tropical Wildlife Management, Northern Territory University $44,900 Oct '03-Oct '05

HSF 03-4  Molecular systematics of the diverse lizard genus Lerista: Adaptive radiation and the evolution of limblessness M S Y Lee & M N Huchison Department of Environmental Biology, The University of Adelaide $41,300 Mar '03-Mar '06

HSF 03-5  Preparation & publication of a reference book on pathology of Australian wildlife species P W Ladds Department of Environmental Sciences & Management, Southern Cross University $43,550 Apr '03-Apr '06

HSF 03-6  Conservation ecology of a nationally threatened reptile, the Green Python, Morelia viridis D Wilson & R Heinsohn Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Australian National University $32,830 Apr '03-Apr '06

HSF 03-7  Development of a surrogacy program to accelerate breeding in the critically endangered Gilberts potoroo D A Taggart Royal Zoological Society of South Australia $83,469 Apr '03-Apr '06

HSF 03-8  Inhibition of plant pathogen adhesion and virulence by single chain recombinant antibodies A Hardham Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University $57,406 Jul '03-Jul '05

HSF 03-9  How landscapes influence speciation and biodiversity: comparative phylogeography of freshwater turtles in the Kimberley N FitzSimmons Applied Ecology Group, the University of Canberra $49,120 Apr '03-Apr '05

HSF 03-10  A new DNA-based approach to studying invasive mammalian predators S Sarre Applied Ecology Group, the University of Canberra $30,823 Apr '03-Apr '04

HSF 03-11  Origins and evolutionary dynamics of Australian Elaeocarpaceae D Crayn & Rossetto Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $89,822 Apr '03-Apr '06

HSF 03-12  To establish a breeding and propagation program of Latouria type high altitude hybrids of New Guinea dendrobiums T Entwisle Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $61,102 Apr '03-Apr '06

HSF 03-13  Ecology and conservation of a nomad: A case study using the Australian Bustard D Paton Department of Environmental Biology, University of Adelaide $60,095 Apr '03-Apr '06

HSF 03-14  Relationships of the Austral family Lepidoziaceae E Brown Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney $51,302 Apr '03-Apr '06

HSF 04-1 Australia's argonauts ('paper nautiluses'): taxonomy, biology and a revision of the family Argonautidae M Norman Museum Victoria $46,840 Jun '04-Jun-'07

HSF 04-2 Australian waterbirds: genetics, movement patterns and conservation L Joseph CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems $87,065 Jul '04-Jul-'07

HSF 04-3 Host-parasite -environment interactions for Cryptococcosis caused by Cryptococcus bacillisporus in Australia M Krockenberger Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide $78,009 Jan '05-Jan'08

HSF 04-4 Ecology, reproduction and life histories of Southern Ocean and Antarctic squids G Jackson Institute for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania $86,000 Jul '04-Jul-'07

HSF 04-5 The anatomy of fire resistance: tracing the evolution of resprouting structures in the Myrtaceae G Burrows School of Agriculture, Charles Sturt University $85,000 Jan '05-Jan '08

HSF 04-6 Survey of macroalgae in the Gwydir and Border Rivers catchments T Entwisle Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (Sydney) $15,640 Jul '04-Jul '05

HSF 04-7 Publication of a book on the taxonomy of the 90 Australian genera of olethreutine moths (Tortricidae) M Horak CSIRO Entomology $15,000 Jun '04-Jun '05

HSF 04-8 Storage of rare and threatened NSW orchid species and their associated mycorrhizae C Offord Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (Sydney) $90,000 Jun '04-Jun '07

HSF 04-9 Reconstruction of drought history in eastern Australia using limestone cave deposits R Drysdale Environmental Sciences Group, University of Newcastle $53,500 Jun '04-Jun '05

HSF 04-10 Influence of jellyfish on the nutrient cycling of coastal lagoons K Pitt & D Welsh Centre for Aquatic Processes & Pollution, Griffith University $73,451 Jul '04-Jul '07

HSF 05-1 Why do red algae lose their sexuality and where has it occurred? J West School of Botany, University of Melbourne $75,000 Jul '05-Jul '08

HSF 05-2 Systems for the environmentally safe and humane control of Indian Mynas C Tidemann School of Resources, Environment & Society, Australian National University $75,000 Jul '05-Jul '08

HSF 05-3 Mechanism of weed invasion in coastal ecosystems C French School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong $75,000 Jul '05-Jul '08

HSF 05-4 Acertaining the cause of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat's patchy distribution F Walker School of Biological Sciences, Monash University $9,961 Jul '05-Jul '06

HSF 05-5 Climate change in south-west Australia: using tree rings to reconstruct the past and understand the future L Cullen School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia $50,000 Jul '05-Jul '07

HSF 05-6 The scent of Australia: Eucalyptus oil genes for environmental management and biodiversity W Foley School of Botany & Zoology, Australian National University $75,000 Jul '05-Jul '08

HSF 05-7 Revising "Birds of New Guinea" field guide B Beehler Conservation International $30,000 Jul '05-Jul '07

HSF 05-8 Flora Malesiana. Orchids of New Guinea E de Vogel Nationaal Herbarium Nederland $15,000 Jul '05-Jul '06

HSF 05-9 Exploring the undiscovered microbial diversity on marine surfaces S Egan School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales $62,568 Jul '05 - Jul '08

HSF 06/1 Life cycles and tropic interactions of Tasmanian coastal zooplankton K Swadling Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, University of Tasmania $82,120 Jul '06-Jul '09

HSF 06/2 Mechanical and enzymatic digestion of cellulose by animals S Linton School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University $72,970 Jul '06-Jul '09

HSF 06/3 Are populations of marine invertebrates around the southern coast of Australia reproductively incompatible with each other? C Styan School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University $59,630 Jul '06-Jul '08

HSF 06/4 Assessing the impacts of inorganic carbon availability on coral bleaching P Ralph/L Buxton Institute for Water and Environmental Resource Management, University of Technology, Sydney $26,890 Jul '06-Jul '08

HSF 06/5 Mapping the future of microanalysis: application to climate change and palaeoecology J Hergt Department of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne $37,390 Jul '06-Jul '08

HSF 06/6 Genetic substructure in isolated and non-isolated populations of an endangered arboreal marsupial, the Leadbeaters possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) A Taylor School of Biological Sciences, Monash University $11,100 Jul '06-Jul '07

HSF 06/7 Adaptations to the nitrate reductase from the deep-sea dwelling bacterium, Shewanella benthica R Codd School of Chemistry, University of Sydney $58,980 Jul '06-Jul '08

HSF 06/8 Linking habitat fragmentation and disease: the major histocompatibility complex class II and its role in disease of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) D Higgins Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Sydney $87,000 Jul '06-Jul '09

HSF 06/9 Determining the Australian east coast grey nurse population size and structure using archival and contemporary photographic images and visual surveys M Bennett/C Bensemer School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland $52,540 Jul '06-Jul '08

HSF 06/10 The behavioural ecology and conservation of a mulga-dependent, cooperatively-breeding Australian passerine: The Hall's babbler (Pomotostomus halli) R Kingsford/D Portelli School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Science, UNSW $44,370 Jul '06 - Jul '09

HSF 06/11 Effects of foliage chemistry and habitat fragmentation on the distribution of arboreal marsupials. D Lindenmayer/K Youngentob Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, ANU $29,160 Jul '06-Jul '08

HSF 07/1 Speciation in the Australian flora: testing explanatory hypotheses in waratahs and their allies M Rossetto/P Weston National Herbarium of New South Wales, Royal Botanic Gardens Trust $78,800 Jul '07 - Jul '10

HSF 07/2 Fine-scale habitat mapping of threatened reptiles in the Queensland Brigalow Belt using new generation radar remote sensing and high spatial resolution imagery A Apan Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments, University of Southern Queensland $47,000 Jul '07 - Jul '09

HSF 07/3 Developing optimal methods for the culture of host sea anemones P Harrison/A Scott School of Environmental Science and Management, Southern Cross University $14,404 Jul '07 - Jul '08

HSF 07/4 Plant evolution: a new model of plant architecture based on primitive land plants A Drinnan School of Botany, University of Melbourne $76,595 Jul '07 - Jul '10

HSF 07/5 Measuring fitness loss in captive breeding programs: Implications for threatened species recovery T Jessop Department of Wildlife, Conservation & Science, Zoos Victoria $75,600 Jul '07 - Jul '10

HSF 07/6 Molecular phylogeny and cryptic diversity in Australia's largest genus of Myobatrachid frog S Keogh School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University $58,410 Jul'07 - Jul '09

HSF 07/7 The New Guinea-Australia nexus: Using molecular approaches to probe biogeographical relationships between Australian and New Guinean freshwater turtles A Georges Institute of Applied Ecology, The University of Canberra $88,397 Jul '07 - Jul '10

HSF 07/8 Conservation of the endangered loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta): Correlations between environmental contaminants, genetic origin, health and hatching success of Western Australian populations K Warren School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University $54,200 Jul'07 - Jul '09

HSF 07/9 Investigation into gastrointestinal absorption of xenobiotics by the koala M Govendir Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Sydney $69,000 Jul '07 - Jul '10

HSF 07/10 The impact of cane-toads on the crocodiles and trophic cascades of freshwater ecosystems in the Northern Territory M Letnic School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney $40,000 Jul'07 - Jul '09

HSF 07/11 Modelling impacts of climate change on ectotherm vertebrates E Wapstra School of Zoology, The University of Tasmania $63,740 Jul '07 - Jul '10

HSF 07/12 Forecasting impacts of changing detrital biodiversity on Australia's estuarine ecosystems M Bishop Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University $88,141 Jul '07 - Jul '10

HSF 07/13 How baby fish find a home: orientation by reef-fish larvae in the pelagic environment J Leis Australian Museum $59,000 Jul '07 - Jul '10

HSF 08/1 The molecular evolution of cephalopod venoms B Fry Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne $88,910 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/2 Sexual selection in the sea: female promiscuity and male sperm competition in squid D Stuart-Fox Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne $76,544 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/3 Wildlife disease surveillance in Victoria: Identifying diseases in wildlife populations I Beveridge Veterinary Clinical Centre, University of Melbourne $87,746 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/4 Individual responses to habitat heterogeneity: consequences for spatial population dynamics and landscape management S Banks The Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University $79,329 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/5 Using livestock guardian dogs for dingo management and biodiversity conservation in Australia C Johnson School of Marine & Tropical Biology, James Cook University $82,880 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/6 Swamp wallaby: keystone mycophagist in a fragmented landscape? K Vernes Vertebrate Ecology Ecosystem Management, University of New England $52,729 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/7 Cladistic biogeography of the true bugs of Australia (Insecta: Heteroptera) G Cassis School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales $88,704 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/8 Human disturbance, mangrove invasion and the structure of endangered salt marsh T Minchinton Institute for Conservation Biology & School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong $76,560 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/9 The role of cracking clay soils in maintaining biodiversity in South Australia's rangelands and implications for sustainable management of arid zone landscapes S Petit School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia $64,765 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/10 Understanding the origins of the Australian flora by integrating molecular phylogenies and fossil data in the Proteaceae D Cantrill Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne $88,900 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 08/11 Reviving ecological functioning with dingo restoration A Wallach School of Marine & Tropical Biology, James Cook University $88,680 Jul '08 - Jul '11

HSF 09/1 Are groundwater inputs driving de-oxygenation, acidification and eutrophication in northern NSW rivers and estuaries?

I Santos

Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry, Southern Cross University $81,410 Jul '09 - Jul '12

HSF 09/2 Assessing the response of the lizard fauna of Lord Howe Island to the removal of introduced rats M Thompson School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney $84,060 Jul '09 - Jul '12

HSF 09/3 Conservation ecology of the White-fronted Chat - a declining bird in an endangered ecological community R Major Australian Museum $79,166 Jul '09 - Jul '12

HSF 09/4 Acacia systematics and development of a model system for co-evolutionary studies J Miller Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, CSIRO Plant Industry $60,000 Jul '09 - Jul '12

HSF 09/5 Unlocking century-scale climate signals using daily stem growth and wood property responses in native Tasmanian rainforests G Downes CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems $72,500 Jul '09 - Jul '12

HSF 09/6 How abalone fall in love: tracking down the pheromones involved in sex attraction S Cummins School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland $17,000 Jul '09 - Jul '10

HSF 09/7 Characterising heat production in plants: mechanisms and its role in pollination R Miller School of Biological Sciences, Monash University $81,000 Jul '09 - Jan '15

HSF 09/8 Control of the plant pathogen, Phytophthora P Beech School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University $72,695 Jul '09 - Jul '12

HSF 10/1 Constructing a comparative reference collection of phytoliths from north Queensland vegetation L Wallis Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, University of Queensland $40,000 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 10/2 Elucidating the molecular basis of Phytophthora zoospore motility: identifying the protein composition of flagellar hairs A Hardham Research School of Biology, Australian National University $82,920 Jan '11 - Jan '14

HSF 10/3 Invasional meltdown: does invader-invader mutualism facilitate secondary invasions in rainforest on Christmas Island? P Green Department of Botany, La Trobe University $75,000 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 10/4 Box jellyfish toxins: investigating novel protein structure and function D Brinkman Australian Institute of Marine Science $75,000 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 10/5 Can the fig-fig wasp pollination mutualism persist in a fragmented landscape? C Gross School of Environmental & Rural Science, University of New England $80,306 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 10/6 Conserving Australia's resident shorebirds M Weston School of Life and Environmental Sciences Deakin University $26,000 Jul '10 - Jul '12

HSF 10/7 The knowledge-base of navigation and foraging tactics in Australian Jack Jumper ants A Narendra Research School of Biology, Australian National University $84,000 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 10/8 Conservation genetics of tree-kangaroos M Eldridge Australian Museum $75,000 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 10/9 Molecular investigations into Winter mortality disease of Saccostrea glomerata (Sydney rock oyster) C Jenkins Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (Industry and Investment NSW) $23,000 Jul '10 - Jul '11

HSF 10/10 Unravelling the multiple levels of prey naivete to alien predators in Australian critical weight range mammals P Banks Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UNSW $75,000 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 10/11 The ontogeny of vocal communication in host-parasite systems S Kleindorfer School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University $67,700 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 10/12 Integrating silk biomechanics and spider ecology to understand spider web A Harmer Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University $50,000 Jul '10 - Jul '13

HSF 11/1 Plumbing the depths of tall trees: quantifying the hydraulic structure and function of deep roots P Grierson School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia $25,000 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/2 Phylogenetic patterns in snow gum eucalypts as indicators of past cold-climate refugia in south-east Australia M Bayly School of Botany, University of Melbourne $67,985 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/3 Do arid-zone ants undergo boom-bust population fluctuations in response to the El Nino Southern Oscillation? H Gibb Department of Zoology, La Trobe University $83,770 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/4 Triple jeopardy in the tropics: assessing extinction risk in Australia's freshwater biodiversity hotspot S Swearer Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne $75,000 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/5 The physiology of biome shifts and macroevolutionary change: How did Australian skinks colonise the arid zone so successfully? B Goodman School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide $75,000 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/6 Did Dingoes colonise Australia once or were there multiple introductions with seafaring traders? W Ballard School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales $26,900 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/7 Understanding colony collapse: a social analysis of honey bee colony failure A Barron Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University $77,292 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/8 Exploring the taxonomy, distribution and evolution of a unique subterranean fauna: amphipod crustaceans from the Yilgarn region of central Western Australia R King South Australian Museum $53,380 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/9 Pleistocene vertebrate trackways of Australia: documentation and significance at the continental scale G Prideaux School of Biological Sciences, Flinders University $82,748 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/10 Can excluding toads from water provide biodiversity benefits for arid Australia M Letnic School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales $54,580 Jul '11 - Jul '14

HSF 11/11 Adding value to cattle hides through improved control strategies that reduce damage from Demodex (follicular mange mite) infestations J Larsen The Mackinnon Project, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Melbourne $30,000 Jul '11 - Jul '12

HSF 12/1 A unique non-human model for the evolution of musical tool use: drumming by the palm cockatoo R Heinsohn Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University $78,891 Jul '12 - Jul '15

HSF 12/2 Molecular taxonomy and phylogeography of stygofauna across alluvial and hard-rock groundwater ecosystems in eastern Australia J Hughes Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University $51,882 Jul '12 - Jul '14

HSF 12/3 Protecting the biodiversity of mound springs of the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley Region. B Pusey Centre for Excellence in Natural Resource Management, University of Western Australia $37,595 Nov '12 - Nov '15

HSF 12/4 Relationships and reproduction - Floral development and phylogeny in Australian sedges (Cyperaceae, Mapanioideae): implications for the evolution of the monocot flower J Bruhl School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England $67,500 Jul '12 - Jul '15

HSF 12/5 Improving the success of captive breeding and reintroduction programs for endangered species through mate choice M Magrath Department of Wildlife Conservation and Science, Zoos Victoria $77,000 Jul '12 - Jul '15

HSF 12/7 Understanding the role of the ecological and social environment in the evolution of complex communication in peacock spiders M Kasumovic School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales $50,000 Jul '12 - Jul '15

HSF 12/8 Evolutionary developmental biology of the mammalian middle ear: using virtual reconstruction to integrate development and biomechanics V Weisbecker School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland $65,353 Jul '12 - Jul '15

HSF 12/9 Energetic consequences of antipredator behaviour in small mammal prey C Turbill Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney $55,500 Jul '12 - Jul '15

HSF 12/10 Shopping for tenants: does co-evolutionary addiction and symbiont meltdown leave jumping plant lice in need of new microbial partners? M Riegler Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, University of Western Sydney $78,000 Jul '12 - Jul '15

HSF 13/1 Does overgrazing reduce the ecosystem service values provided by shrublands in semi-arid Australia? D Eldridge School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales $66,000 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 13/3 Native Phytophthora species in megadiverse kwongan shrublands: friends or foe? E Laliberte School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia $87,000 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 13/4 Dingo vocal communication: A tool for conservation? J Clarke Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University $50,500 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 13/6 A molecular and morphological phylogeny of the Phebalium Group (Rutaceae): resolving the status and relationships of taxa of high conservation value

M Duretto

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust $81,000 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 13/7 Fire, cats and the Kimberley's declining mammals B Murphy School of Botany, The University of Melbourne $63,000 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 13/8 The evolution of sociality in habitat-specialist coral reef fishes: exceptions that prove the rule? M Wong School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong $47,000 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 13/10 Mosaicism, somatic mutation and environmental change in long-lived plants R Lanfear Research School of Biology, Australian National University $49,000 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 13/11 eDNA as a quantitative tool: Assessment of European Carp populaton densities in Australian waterways L Furlan Institute for Applied Biology, The University of Canberra $56,500 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 13/12 Drought, deluge and diversity decline - How do root herbivores affect grassland resilience to predicted changes in rainfall patterns? S Power Hawkesbury Institute for Environment, University of Western Sydney $83,000 Jul '13 - Jul '16

HSF 14/5 Impacts of toxicants in the marine ecosystem on the health of Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus): spatial variation in heavy metals and investigations of endocrine disruption R Gray Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney $34,500 Jul '14 - Jul '16

HSF 14/7 Does digging by marsupials reduce fire risk and promote recovery from fire in Australia's temperate woodlands? C Johnson School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania $56,100 Jul '14 - Jul '16