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Updates March 16, 2017

PhD Scholarship winner: Congratulations Rowena Burch!

Download media statement  Rowena Burch from Murdoch University has been awarded the inaugural PhD scholarship by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute. Rowena will study native mammals and reptiles in the jarrah forests of the South West to determine how they respond to prescribed burns, timber harvesting and to programs aimed at controlling predators such…

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Updates January 15, 2017

How do we identify issues that science can help address? 

Our key guiding principle is that science must address the needs of those who require quality biodiversity data to make decisions. Consequently, engaging with end-users is the first step we undertake to identify issues and gaps in knowledge. Each of our research partners has a representative on our Collaboration, Leverage and Integration Committee (CLIC). Based…

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Inaugural WABSI PhD top up scholarship

Applications close soon: 31st January 2017 We are seeking a PhD student who can make a positive contribution to the increased understanding of Western Australia’s biodiversity, in line with our purpose and principles. The maximum duration of the scholarship is 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory university approved progress and performance. Eligible research activities need to…

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Updates December 15, 2016

Welcome Dr Neil Burrows

We welcome on board our new Research Director, Dr Neil Burrows. Neil is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia and brings a wealth of experience in delivering of high quality science in order to address emerging issues about sustainable management of W.A.’s marine and terrestrial environment. As a former Director of the Science Division…

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Updates October 16, 2016

Meet the Board and CLIC

Our governance framework guarantees that we remain focused on addressing end-user knowledge needs and place Western Australian biodiversity research capability at the forefront of global biodiversity scientific endeavour. A review of best-practice governance models for mission oriented multi-sector research collaborations was used to guide the final governance arrangements for the Institute. Read more. Meet Professor…

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Research leaders engaging with end users

With an executive team recently on board, WABSI is well-positioned to help integrate biodiversity knowledge in the state. Leading W.A. researchers have been appointed as Research Node Leaders who are engaging with end users to prepare a draft research plan. With state-wide collaboration, we aspire to build the most robust and pre-eminent research plan for…

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