What are the advantages of developing a long-term plan for ecosystem science? What are the best opportunities for advancing the delivery of ecosystem science and management in Australia? What discipline areas are relevant to ecosystem science? These are just some of the topics considered at the first 'starter' workshop in support of the Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan on 24 September.
September 2013 marks the beginning of an open consultation process with the Australian ecosystem science community to develop a cohesive plan for the long-term future. This process will enable the Australian ecosystem science community to clearly set out our collective long-term priorities and needs, in order to achieve continuity in our efforts and to enable us to move forward with a shared purpose and vision.