The Department of Environment & Science is seeking research proposals for its Raine Island Recovery Project. The five year, $7.995M project aims to identify whether a relationship exists between nest micro-environment and hatching failure on Raine Island.
Raine Island is home to the world’s largest nesting population of globally endangered green turtles. Approximately 90% of the northern Great Barrier Reef’s green turtle population breeds here, making it the most significant breeding site in the world. Over the past 40 years, studies have shown an early stage of decline in this population.
Understand the relationship between the green turtle nest micro-environment (for example, respiratory gases, temperature, moisture, particle type and size, salinity, microbial load, and community) on Raine Island and its influence on nesting success, hatching success, hatchling quality and hatchling sex ratios.
Up to $400,000 (excluding GST) is available for up to two years.
Submission Requirements & Due Date
- Applications must be submitted for internal review by 12 March 2018
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