The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis has been renewed for a further five years with contributions from ANU (Research School of Biology, Fenner School of Enivironment and Society, College of Science & DVCR), CSIRO (National Research Collections Australia and Health & Biosecurity), and the University of Canberra (Centre for Conservation Ecology and Genetics).
As part of the renewal, the ANU-based Ecogenomics and Bioinformatics Lab (EBL) will come under the umbrella of the CBA.
The CBA operates as a highly collaborative partnership with a core focus of incorporating evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics, spatial modelling, and population and ecosystem ecology into the discovery, understanding and conservation of Australia’s biodiversity in the face of accelerating environmental change.
Building on these themes, and depending on the interests of CBA members and participants, the Centre will continue to develop its cross-institutional activities of the past eight years:
- collaborative pilot projects and synthesis groups;
- advanced training workshops;
- recruitment and co-supervision of HDR students and post docs;
- local and international visitors;
- conferences and seminars; and
- knowledge exchange amongst scientists, policy makers and managers.
A summary of our cross-institutional engagement between 2012-19 can be found here.
We’re looking forward to another five years of great collaborative science and are particularly keen to hear from ECRs regarding the types of training activities, or other opportunities, they need to address their specific research requirements and interests.