EcoTas workshop summary now available
The gathering of over 500 ecosystem scientists at EcoTas 2013 in November played host to the first ‘town-hall’ style meeting about the ESLTP. With attendees from across Australia and a mix of career stages and backgrounds, discussions at the town hall were rich and varied, and helped to identify some key challenges currently faced in ecosystem science along with potential solutions to move forward in the future.
Assoc Prof Glenda Wardle from the ESLTP Steering Committee says, ‘It was really exciting to see such a mix of people in the room, and to sense their energy and anticipation in planning for our collective future.’
‘The group was able to contribute and discuss their ideas for the future, identify priority topics for closer discussion, and collaboratively generate a group of proposed directions and activities to provide a sustainable basis for the future of Australian ecosystem science.’
Like all outputs generated in the development of this Plan, this collection of proposals will be added to the melting pot of ideas that is being refined into the final Plan document. This final Plan will deliver specific directions to build and sustain Australian ecosystem science across key themes including research, infrastructure, education and linkage of science to management applications.