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The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis

Biodiversity is not static - it is constantly changing. The current patterns of biodiversity we observe today, and work to protect, reflect past environmental change and evolutionary processes.

Biodiversity science in the 21st century has undergone a revolution. Innovative capabilities in genomics and advances in bioinformatics and spatial modelling have increased exponentially in recent years. 

The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA) is a collaborative initiative of the ANU, CSIRO and University of Canberra that connects scientists and their research to exploit new and emerging genomic and spatial environmental analysis capabilities in the discovery, understanding and conservation of Australia’s unique biodiversity in the face of accelerating environmental change.

The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis acknowledges, celebrates and pays our respects to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people of the Canberra region and to all First Nations Australians on whose traditional lands we meet and work, and whose cultures are among the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

Race to identify Australia’s unknown species before they’re gone »

Australasia's plant, animal and fungi experts are meeting in Canberra this week to celebrate the past and plan for the future.

Investigating the evolution of Australia's and New Guinea's rainforests »

CBA Synthesis Group funding has led to a new ARC Discovery Project examining the shared history of Australia's and New Guinea's rainforests.