A new CSIRO Future Sciences Platform on environmental genomics, or Environomics, has been announced. With indicative funding of ~$4.5M over 2-3 years the program will be led by Andrew Young (CSIRO, Director NRCA) .
CBA Director Craig Moritz led discussions with ANU to support the bid. The Environomics FSP envisages strong interactions across CSIRO and ANU via the CBA and the recently opened SIEF-funded EcoGenomics and Bioinformatics Laboratory (EBL).
ecosystem health is measured and monitored;
biodiversity responses to environmental change are predicted;
biological resources are managed; and
biosecurity threats are detected.
Develop capability for genomic analyses of non-model species, including accessing genomic data from specimens in CSIRO's National Research Collections;
Advance methods and applications in environmental DNA, including improved bioinformatics; and
Develop visualisation and modelling tools with which to intersect and interpret the deluge of genomic, specimen and environmental data.
- Mobilising collections through genomics
- Rapid assessment of environmental stress for major Australian plant groups
- Understanding stress in Australia’s animals and plants
- Mapping pollinator networks
- Environmental DNA for mapping biodiversity, detecting pests and characterising food-webs
- Microbes and healthy waterways
- Bioinformatics for Environomics