Precision ecology: the modern era of designed experiments in plant ecology (ARC Discovery project)

Project overview

This project will develop the field of precision ecology, forging a new era of designed experiments where sampling is informed by research questions and what is known about the ecological processes being studied.  By developing novel statistical methods, new experiments globally will be designed to answer important ecological questions, including what influence abiotic and biotic factors have on plant communities over time and different spatial scales.


Expected outcomes include new methods and tools that will modernise how future experiments will be conducted in plant ecology and globally distributed experiments more generally. This will provide significant transdisciplinary benefits including new statistical methods that promote scientific discovery and the generation of new understanding of ecological and biological phenomena.

Project team

Professor James McGree