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Access existing biodiversity information and leading scientific skills

Our network and support extends across major research organisations in WA so we have a good understanding of information that may already exist.

WABSI is a focal point providing you access to shared biodiversity information or the opportunity to participate in cost effective research programs through connecting you to the right skills for your research needs.

We enable better collaboration which helps reduce time and cost, to achieve research efficiencies.

Get convenient access to a vast range of multi-disciplinary scientific expertise through our joint venture partners

  • Restoration ecology: Understanding ecological factors that limit restoration of native vegetation
  • Conservation ecology: Understanding factors critical for the persistence and recovery of threatened flora
  • Conservation taxonomy: Taxonomy and conservation status assessment of threatened and priority flora
  • Ecophysiology of rarity and restoration: Understanding physiological factors critical for the recovery of plant species and plant ecosystems
  • Germplasm conservation: Integration of ex-situ collections of Western Australian threatened and priority flora
  • Propagation science: Application of micro-propagation techniques for rapid and efficient propagation of threatened and priority species and species for revegetation
  • Conservation genetics: Application of molecular markers for assessment of genetic diversity and priority setting for plant genetic resource conservation
  • Management and restoration of altered landscapes: Finding ways to improve biodiversity outcomes in managed landscapes
  • Fauna reintroduction and ecosystem services: Understanding the broader ecological benefits of fauna conservation and reintroduction
  • Habitat management: Ameliorating threats within the conservation estate
  • Understanding patterns of biodiversity: Documenting the patterns and status of species and communities across Western Australia as a basis of nature conservation planning decisions
  • Biology/ecology of threatened species: Understand biology and ecology of threatened species to identify threatening processes and recovery solutions
  • Captive breeding and assisted reproductive technologies: Production of founder animals for translocation
  • Translocation for recovery: Re-establishment of threatened fauna populations
  • Impact of disease on wildlife conservation: Identify the impact of disease on the condition of native wildlife
  • Fauna systematics and conservation genetics: Resolution of taxonomic and conservation status issues, and the use of DNA technologies to understand population conservation and to assist in wildlife protection
  • Biodiversity data sets: For conservation planners, decision makers and industry
  • Biodiversity mapping: Locating and prioritising research on conservation taxa and areas of high biodiversity

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