Carnabys black cockatoo Leonie ValentineThe vision of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) is to be the world’s leading research centre for solving environmental management problems and for evaluating the outcomes of environmental actions. 

We will benefit environmental science, policy and management across Australia and around the world by solving complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions commenced in 2011 with funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence funding scheme. CEED is a partnership of five Collaborating Organisations and five Partner Organisations. Its operations are managed from the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Since its establishment, CEED has been pushing the frontiers of environmental decision science. The need for the Centre is based on the premise that in Australia and around the world, biodiversity and environmental problems have not been property formulated and that mistakes have been made in allocating scarce resources. Despite the planet facing the sixth mass extinction of species, most conservation management is not evaluated or efficient. CEED is providing international leadership in tackling complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in an uncertain world.

Individually our key researchers are recognised as global leaders in environmental science. CEED has drawn together this expertise to produce a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary Centre, with a complement of over 100 researchers including our chief investigators, partner investigators, Post-Doctoral Fellows and senior researchers, and PhD students.

CEED is directed by Prof Kerrie Wilson. Prof Michael McCarthy (The University of Melbourne) is Deputy Director. 


Image: Carnaby's black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris). Leonie Valentine, UWA