Conservation zone 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 and Energy:

 

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

Members

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

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May
2019
The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis is very pleased to introduce and welcome our newly appointed Knowledge Broker, Paula Doyle. Paula comes to the CBA from a science education...
30
Apr
2019
CBA Director Craig Moritz has co-authored a report that brings together concerning new evidence showing an accelerating decline in the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage...
14
Mar
2019
The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA) has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to play a key role in facilitating a two-way, or multiway, exchange of...
20
Feb
2018
In collaboration with the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, local tech start-up company QuestaGame has developed short-term internships to give students (and others) the...
15
Dec
2017
In 2016, Australian, State and Territory Environment Ministers agreed to revise Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: 2010 – 2030 based on the findings of a review into...
31
Aug
2017
The Ngukurr Wi Stadi bla Kantri (We Study the Country) Research Team has been awarded the 2017 Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science, for a project developing tools for...
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...

Events

Past events

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Jun
2019
The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) is due for completion in early 2021. The Australian Government’s Department of Environment and Energy is currently undertaking ...
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
L-R: Mitchell Scott, Kelvin Rogers, Nehemiah Farrell, Lester Gumbula and Emilie Ens Together with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the CBA is supporting a two-way Indigenous...
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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