About CEED InfographicOur Vision

To be the world’s leading research centre for solving environmental management problems and for evaluating the outcomes of environmental actions. 

Our Mission

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 operated from 1 July 2011 to 31 May 2018 with funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence funding scheme. CEED was a partnership of five Collaborating Organisations and five Partner Organisations. Its operations were managed from the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

Since its establishment, CEED pushed the frontiers of environmental decision science. The need for the Centre was based on the premise that in Australia and around the world, biodiversity and environmental problems had not been property formulated and that mistakes had 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 provided international leadership in tackling complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in an uncertain world.

Individually CEED's key researchers are recognised as global leaders in environmental science. CEED drew 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.

Director (2017, 2018): Prof Kerrie Wilson (The University of Queensland).

Director (2011 - 2016): Prof Hugh Possingham (The University of Queensland).

Deputy Director (2011 - 2018): Prof Michael McCarthy (The University of Melbourne).

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Prof Alistar Robertson talks about CEED's impact from ARC CEED on Vimeo.

 
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