The CBA's main aims are:

  • To promote collaborative biodiversity science across ANU and CSIRO that will develop and demonstrate novel approaches to biodiversity discovery and analysis.
  • To build capacity through training of graduate and postdoctoral scholars.
  • To incorporate new knowledge on Australia’s biodiversity into Commonwealth and State-level conservation policy and management.


This is being achieved by:

  • Supporting pilot projects co-proposed by ANU and CSIRO research scientists, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students.
  • Supporting and coordinating external visitors and CBA members to present training workshops and seminars.
  • Supporting and hosting annual conferences.
  • Supporting co-supervised ANU-CSIRO honours students.
  • Collating and connecting biodiversity news and events in the ANU-CSIRO Black Mountain precinct.
  • Supporting the exchange of scientific and policy knowledge, perspectives and challenges amongst researchers, policy makers and managers.


See here for more detailed reporting on our outcomes.

Updated:  19 January 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator