Policy & management
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.
Innovative capabilities in biodiversity science are rapidly emerging at the boundaries of evolutionary biology, genomics and spatial ecology. These new concepts and tools have been heralded as having considerable potential to assist with many of the complex issues confronting policy and management, such as:
- climate change and adaptation
- conservation zone planning
- habitat fragmentation and restoration
- invasive species and biosecurity
- management of threatened species
A major objective of the CBA is to exchange knowledge, perspectives and challenges amongst scientists and policy makers, and find ways to effectively engage, now and into the future. The CBA's 2016 annual conference, The interface of evolutionary biology and policy impact, aimed to address the gap between academic research, where the majority of new biodiversity data is being generated, analysed and interpreted; and the current, and future, needs of practical policy development and real-world management.
- Workshop report and appendices
- Decision Point article: Evolutionary biology - what is it good for?