About our research
CEED is an Australian Research Council (ARC) partnership between universities and other research institutions and is the world’s leading research centre for solving environmental management problems and for evaluating the outcomes of environmental actions.
Our key researchers are recognized as global leaders in fundamental environmental science, and we put a high priority on the career development of the next generation of conservation researchers. We also collaborate extensively and see interactivity as the key to our success.
Through our key researchers, we will benefit environmental science, policy and management across Australia and around the world, by tackling the complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.
- Prof Hugh Possingham, Director
Outreach and communication
Our publications form part of our legacy to contribute to global knowledge, inform policy and society, and make a real impact in the world. We publish our findings regularly across a range of platforms for researchers, policymakers, practioners and the interested general public alike.
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The full details of our research are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, which can be browsed through our publications directory.
The finer details of our research centre are outlined in the Annual Reports and Reviews, provided here on our website.
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Much of the debate on declining biodiversity has been framed around disappearing species. A new IUCN Red List promises to enlarge this debate to take ecosystems into account.
Biodiversity offsetting aims to compensate damage to the environment in one place (usually arising from development) with improvements in other places. Although applied by governments and industry worldwide, how to calculate losses in biodiversity and compare them to gains elsewhere is poorly understood....
In 2012 the Australian Senate asked the Environment and Communications References Committee to set up an inquiry titled the 'Effectiveness of threatened species and ecological communities’ protection in Australia'. CEED, being one of the key research centres working in this area, made a formal...
CEED researchers in collaboration with the International Branch of the Commonwealth Department of Environment have made significant contributions to the development of the Intergovernmental Platform...
Through their publications, public debates and discussion, some conservation scientists rise above the science itself to help clarify and even create new frames and approaches for tackling some of our biggest conservation challenges.
The Project Prioritisation Protocol, or PPP, was first developed in 2009 as a tool to help optimise threatened species management in New Zealand. It is increasingly the tool of choice for conservation asset management planning, particularly involving threatened species...