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VR Funding for GGBC Researchers

News: Nov 01, 2017

Two early-career researchers at the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre have been awarded major research grants from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskåpsrådet) to develop projects focusing on biodiversity.

Assistant Professor Christine Bacon, at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, was awarded 4.2 million Swedish crowns over a four-year period as part of a starting grant aimed at understanding the processes that lead to new species arising. Her project will use palms to explore ecological speciation and how it relates to the exceptionally high plant diversity of Amazonia in South America.

A project grant for 2.25 million Swedish crowns over a three year period was awarded to Assistant Professor Søren Faurby, also of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. His project will assess the impact of human activities on our understanding of overall ecological and evolutionary patterns using birds as a model.

Both Bacon and Faurby are active members of the GGBC and these projects represent a valuable addition to the biodiversity research at the centre. You can read more about their work on the Antonelli Group website.

BY: Allison Perrigo

Page Manager: Allison Perrigo|Last update: 10/5/2018

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