Conservation planning

The discovery and documenting of species, particularly the detection of cryptic species and the use of phylogenetic diversity to identify stable habitat refugia and biodiversity hotspots, will provide valuable information for decision-makers who need to compare and conserve biodiversity across space and time.

For information on Australia's biodiversity policies see the Department of the Environment:

 

Click on the tabs below and follow the links to find out more about CBA Projects, Highlights and News relating to Conservation planning.

Projects

Highlights

Biogeography and evolutionary history of our unique Australian animals

Sally Potter
Dr Sally Potter is aiming to improve our understanding of the biogeographic and evolutionary history of a range of animal species across the...

Ecological speciation & the role of climatic refugia

Rosa Agudo
Dr Rosa Agudo is a postdoctoral fellow at ANU where she is working on a project investigating how ecological adaptation to climatically variable...

eDNA metabarcoding for freshwater biodiversity assessment

Maxine Piggott
Dr Maxine Piggott is an ARC DECRA Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU who uses non-invasive genetic techniques to answer questions in animal behavior,...

Evolution of the Lizard Kings

Gabrielle Openshaw
ANU PhD student Gabi Openshaw is studying the genetic and morphological evolution of the Lizard Kings - the monitors or goannas. Monitors are an old...

Genetics & evolution of Eucalypts

Carsten Kulheim
Dr Carsten Kulheim is a Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU. He is investigating a range of questions about the genetics and evolution of the plants that...

Lizard genes and the biogeography of Australia’s arid zone

Mitzy Pepper
Dr Mitzy Pepper is a Postdoctoral Fellow at ANU investigating a range of evolutionary questions regarding the diversification of reptiles. In...

Spatial analysis of biodiversity distribution patterns

Dan Rosauer
Dr Dan Rosauer is a postdoctoral researcher at ANU who works on the spatial analysis of biodiversity distribution patterns. These analyses can help ...

News

26
Jul
2017
QuestaGame is a Canberra-based, now international, mobile gaming app that combines citizen science, biodiversity information economics aand social gaming technologies to motivate...
20
Sep
2016
The habitats of more than 90 per cent of Australia's gum tree species will on average halve in size, and 16 eucalypt species are likely to become extinct, over the next 70 years...
08
Sep
2016
The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis hosted an engagement and dialogue workshop for research providers (scientists) and research users (policy makers and managers) on the...
13
Jul
2016
A new program to help address Australia’s high mammal extinction rates has just been announced. The Oz Mammal Genome Initiative will be led by CBA Director Craig Moritz and...
28
Aug
2015
CBA researchers made headlines recently when they discovered at least two new species of gecko in the Cobbold Gorge tourist park northwest of Townsville. Craig Moritz and Gaye...
13
Mar
2015
Amid the questioning of government support for remote Aboriginal communities and what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called the “lifestyle choices” of those who live there, CBA...
20
Jan
2015
The first Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) record of the near-threatened Leichhardt’s Grasshopper (Petasida ephippigera) has been entered for Arnhem Land. The brightly-coloured and...
02
Aug
2013
In an invited review in Science published today, Craig Moritz and Rosa Agudo from the CBA highlight an apparent contradiction between species responses to past climate change and ...

Events

Past events

04
Aug
2017
Foundation species play a role is establishing the bio-capacity of the ecosystem. Land use and climate change, along with invasive species, are degrading landscapes such that...
31
Mar
2017
Maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems in the Anthropocene is becoming increasingly difficult due to the massive challenges presented by the combination of habitat loss and...
15
Mar
2017
Species across the globe are experiencing drastic changes in environmental conditions as a result of human activities. Understanding and predicting how organisms respond to human-...
06
Sep
2016
An engagement and dialogue workshop for research providers (scientists) and research users (policy makers and managers). Innovative capabilities in biodiversity science are...
20
Jul
2016
Good decisions require data, values and models. But how much data do we need, how good do the models need to be? We can go on forever collecting data and building better models -...
28
Apr
2015
The 2015 CBA conference aims to explore the impact of genomics on species discovery and delimitation in the context of taxonomic practice and applications. Over three days, local...
31
Mar
2015
Together with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the CBA is supporting a two-way Indigenous engagement case study. Based in SE Arnhem Land, the project aims to demonstrate the...
22
Apr
2014
In the face of rapid, global environmental change it is essential that we understand how biodiversity is distributed and how it responds to the forces of environmental change....
02
Apr
2013
Recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics means it is now possible to expand detailed genomic analysis from a few ‘model species’ to a wide diversity of organisms and...

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