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Updates June 19, 2023

Building a trusted environmental data and information supply chain: Forum and workshop hosted by WABSI, WAMSI and ARDC

WABSI, WAMSI and ARDC have been leading an approach to establish a national environmental information supply chain. The collaboration recently brought together senior industry, government, community and research sector representatives to support this important endeavour, hosting a national forum and workshop on 6th and 7th June 2023.  Keynote addresses were delivered by several senior leaders,…

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WABSI and WAMSI showcase environmental data sharing and analytic capabilities at Data Science and AI Week 2023

On 9th May 2023, during Data Science & AI Week, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI), the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) brought together biodiversity science end users, data scientists, technologists, government, industry and community members, to raise awareness of the value of shared biodiversity data and analytics in…

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News October 20, 2022

New report reveals emerging priorities for the next decade

Download the report – Biodiversity Knowledge Priorities: Emerging themes from stakeholder consultation View the launch video by Hon. Roger Cook, Minister for Science Hon. Roger Cook, Minister for Science today launched a new report by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) Biodiversity Knowledge Priorities, which identifies the top priorities for biodiversity science knowledge that…

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Updates March 25, 2022

Research program continues to generate strong support

The Subterranean Fauna Research Program continues to generate strong support from industry, government and others, with biodiversity science expertise contributed from multiple disciplines. Since the publication of the Research Update 2021, projects continue to make good progress: A scoping exercise for Pilbara crustaceans (amphipods, isopods, bathynellaceans) is well underway to locate, assess and organise collections,…

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Updates September 11, 2020

McGowan Government invests further $3.4m in WABSI

Hon. Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Science with WABSI CEO Professor Owen Nevin The McGowan Government has committed an additional $3.4 million in The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) to build on advances in biodiversity science. Science Minister Dave Kelly announced the extension of WABSI’s funding to June 2023, bringing its total investment since…

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News July 30, 2020

WABSI Board appoints Professor Owen Nevin as new CEO

A statement from Dr Ian Cresswell, Board Chair, The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to Professor Owen Nevin, who has been appointed as WABSI’s new Chief Executive Officer. Owen is an experienced conservation biologist and research leader, with international experience in higher education and research. He…

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Updates April 6, 2020

Collective effort to reduce devastation of native animals by cat predation

Joint statement by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute and the Western Australian Feral Cat Working Group Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development, today launched a Western Australian Feral Cat Working Group that will drive a unified approach to the control of feral cats across the State. The Group will make information on…

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New research program to help mitigate cat impacts on biodiversity

A new research program, released today by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) entitled “Increasing knowledge to mitigate cat impacts on biodiversity”, will focus on addressing knowledge gaps that were identified by end users, as the key priorities for Western Australia. The vision of the program is to enhance the conservation of native species…

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Updates February 3, 2020

Mine closure rehabilitation conditions: a review

A new report published today by The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) reveals that mine closure “rehabilitation conditions are often seen as aspirational objectives or performance management tools rather than achievable targets.” The report, “A review of mine rehabilitation condition setting in Western Australia” is the culmination of a research project that collected and…

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