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Credit: Development WA

Building biodiversity for thriving urban ecosystems – Theme: Design

Addressing research priorities

Would you like to undertake high-impact research that really makes a difference? WABSI consults extensively with end users and stakeholders to identify priority biodiversity science knowledge needs. This helps us develop timely and relevant programs that address critical needs and have a strong pathway to adoption.

Working with WABSI, and aligning your project to address key end user priorities, will help you maximise project funding opportunities and the impact of your research. We invite you to submit a project abstract. (Please demonstrate a clear alignment with one or more priority knowledge gaps.)

Theme 3 – DESIGN

Theme 3 / Focus area 5 – BEST PRACTICE DESIGN

Newly designed
urban green
spaces deliver
on-site benefits
to native species
and ecosystems
through the
of essential
habitat and food

Integrate appropriate,
biodiversity-focussed design
protocols into urban green space

What are best practice novel
nature habitat infrastructure
(Ranking: High)

Which species provide optimal
infrastructure compatibility and
biodiversity value
(Ranking: High)

What is the optimal design of
service/infrastructure corridors
and assets to support green
corridors for biodiversity
(Ranking: Top)

How can we effectively provide,
use and situate public open
space to maximise value for
biodiversity enhancement
(Ranking: Medium)

How can we best design urban
areas to create watered spaces
that enhance biodiversity
(No ranking)

To what degree should we
accept the novel ecosystems —
undertake a risk assessment
(Ranking: Medium)

Theme 3 / Focus area 6 – CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE

in urban
green spaces
in Western
Australia’s future

Introduce nature-based solutions
based on species that are
appropriate for Perth’s future

Which species are appropriate
for Perth’s future climate
(Ranking: Medium)

Which species can adapt to
Perth’s future climate
(Ranking: Medium)

How to adapt to changing
infrastructure requirements while
protecting biodiversity during
extreme weather events (water
security, urban heat island,
storms, floods)
(Ranking: High

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