About us

Established in 2012, the CBA is a joint initiative of ANU and CSIRO founded on world-class strengths spanning:

  • Evolutionary biology
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Spatial ecology
  • Paleoecology

And key infrastructure such as:

  • The National Biological Collections
  • High-level genomic and computer laboratories

The CBA supports and coordinates:


About our logo

A DNA strand spans the plant (eucalypt leaf) and animal (feather) components that form the elytra of a beetle - a definitive symbol of biodiversity, comprising an estimated one fifth of all known living organisms on earth. The beetle's membranous hind-wings are phylogenetic trees that, together with the DNA, represent evolutionary history and biodiversity analysis. A globe, representing ecosystems and spatial ecology, forms the beetle's abdomen. Designed by Sharyn Wragg.

Updated:  26 May 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator