Cape Le Grande southern W.A. / photo by L. Gibson
End user focused research
Our collaboration of researchers is driven by the needs of end users and our desire to support excellence in science as a way to inform decision making.
As a joint venture organisation, we seek two key outcomes:
- Biodiversity conservation: more effective and efficient strategies for setting priorities and conserving Western Australia’s biodiversity.
- Facilitation of sustainable development: more effective, efficient and timely processes for environmental assessment, regulation and management.
Supporting excellence in biodiversity science
- We seek research activities that advance the relevant science and can help position Western Australian academic institutions at the forefront of biodiversity research.
- We help identify key biodiversity research priorities in W.A. to build a program of comprehensive research that addresses these priorities.
A collaborative research framework
Each element above ensures that biodiversity research is clearly directed at meeting the needs of end-users such as industry, conservation managers, land managers, researchers and regulatory authorities.
- Cross cutting themes mean we ensure that end-users are actively engaged through all phases from conception to completion, particularly those that may be impacted by a research project or program.
- Research Nodes are led by leading W.A. researchers who oversee the development of a robust research program that builds capability, tools and methodologies in key aspects of biodiversity science.
- A focus on priority landscapes ensures that activity is targeted at geographic regions within W.A. to achieve integration between end-users and each of the interrelated research nodes.