CBA mission statement:

Through collaborative science and training, with a focus on cutting-edge applications of genomics and environmental analysis, to improve the understanding, protection and resilience of Australia’s unique biodiversity and ecosystems in the face of accelerating environmental change.

The CBA's key aims are:

  • To promote collaborative biodiversity science across ANU, UC and CSIRO that will develop and demonstrate novel approaches to biodiversity discovery, understanding 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 projects co-proposed by ANU, UC 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 national conferences.
  • Supporting co-supervised students.
  • Collating and connecting biodiversity news and events across the ANU-UC-CSIRO biology community.
  • Supporting the exchange of scientific and policy knowledge, perspectives and challenges amongst researchers, policy makers and managers.