The Ecosystem Science Council is deeply concerned about the ongoing environmental impacts on people, species, and ecosystems from the 2019-2020 mega-bushfires in Eastern and Southern Australia. Scientists have responded to the call for urgent assistance in the wake of these catastrophes. We refer those interested in taking further action to a list of resources.
The Ecosystem Science Council has launched a technical report on the need for a critical boost to our fragmented ecosystem monitoring efforts to implement a national system that tracks the health of our ecosystems and trends in biodiversity.
It is with sadness that we have to announce the passing of one of the greats of Australian conservation. Peter Hitchcock AM passed away on 20th May 2019 in Cairns.
Council assesses the environmental policies of the major political parties for Australia's 2019 election.
15 May 2019
'The Australian Labor Party outlines its position on a range of issues that the Ecosystems Science Council identified as being of interest to its members and the wider community.'
13 May 2019
"The ecosystem science community asks political parties to give their releveant policy positions on six questions about the environment"
8 March 2019
Government releases report on research funding arrangements for non-NHMRC research. It makes 15 recommendations about funding arrangements.
Register today to vote for 5 positions on Council by 9 Nov 2018!
Vote for new Council members between 19 - 23 Nov 2018!
ESC's Biennial Report 2015/16 - 2016/17 is released!
Tragically John La Salle, Director for the Atlas of Living Australia, recently passed away.
The Ecosystem Science Council has developed a business case to raise the profile of long-term ecological research. This community-inspired proposal responds to one of the six key directions identified in Foundations for the future: a long-term plan for Australian ecosystem science.
The Ecosystem Science Council launched a community-endorsed proposal for a national capability to reform current monitoring and prediction of changes in Australia's biodiversity and ecosystems.
Council has welcomed its incoming members in 2017, and has commenced its new year of work with a submission in response to the Draft National Research Infrastructure Roadmap.
Registration is open to vote in the 2016 election of members to the Ecosystem Science Council. Anyone who identifies as part of the Australian ecosystem science and management communities can vote, but get in soon - voter registration closes at the end of October.
Do you want to play an active role in shaping and building a strong future for ecosystem science in Australia? Then consider nominating for the Ecosystem Science Council. Nominations for five new members of Council are open now, and will close 14 October 2016.
Submissions on the National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper are due by Friday 9 September. It's important for as many people as possible to make submissions, to ensure the needs of ecosystem science are heard through this process.
The Ecosystem Science Council is seeking your feedback on future ecosystem research needs to inform the national consultation towards the new Research Infrastructure Roadmap 2016. This is an opportunity to present the case for a fully mature ecosystem research capability that will deliver critical knowledge for the nation.
Expressions of Interest are now open to join a working group to 'Inspire a Generation' - one of the Key Directions of the Plan, aiming to inspire, inform and empower the general public with knowledge and understanding of Australian ecosystems.
The Ecosystem Science Council has written to the CSIRO Board to share the concerns of our community about the recently announced proposal to cut critical climate and ecosystem research.
The Ecosystem Science Council is now inviting EOIs for two new working groups who will help to advance progress towards two Key Directions: (1) Enabling Ecosystem Surveillance, and (2) Supporting Long-Term Research. We encourage you to get involved and have an impact on the future of Australian ecosystem science.