|Applied Marine Ecology|
|Aquatic Species Ecology|
|Food Webs and Invertebrates Community Dynamics|
|Invasive Species (Wetlands)|
|Platypus Conservation Initiative|
|River Red Gum Dynamics and Management|
|Wetland Ecology and Stable Isotopes|
|Invasive Species (Terrestrial)|
|Spatial Analyses and GIS|
|Vegetation Survey and Mapping|
The Centre for Ecosystem Science (CES) aims to be a leader in research, its application and communication of environmental change. We aim to attract top quality students and form strategic partnerships with government, industry and the community.
There is increasing understanding that a focus on the functioning of ecosystems is critical for long-term environmental sustainability. Ecosystems sustain a broad range of plants, animals and other organisms and the ecological processes that underpin their viability. Ecosystems occupy different realms, including freshwater (rivers and wetlands) and terrestrial systems. The CES has a strong focus promoting the viability of these ecosystems through understanding trajectories of change across landscapes and also how they function. Sometimes this focus is on individual species or processes but these primarily provide a focus for the entire ecosystem. We use landscape synthesis, remote sensing, GIS analysis and conservation tools to focus on how ecosystems are changing and what solutions exist to promote their viability. In particular, we are interested in models for implementation of scientific research through conservation practices including policy and management. The CES aims to focus its substantial expertise and capitalise on the research opportunities available in this area of growing environmental and economic significance.
Our goals for 2013-2016 are to:
The Centre will concentrate research effort in four areas:
The structure of CES reflects these broad areas of research, although there is considerable interaction between different research areas. We will also collaborate with other research centres within UNSW.
For more information about the Centre, see our Strategic Plan and Business Plan
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