Our natural and managed ecosystems form the world we live, play and work in; the settings for our industry; and the distinctive natural heritage that characterises the Australian nation. However, growing human populations, continuing habitat loss, moving climate zones and increasing global competition for resources are applying unprecedented and cumulative pressures to Australian ecosystems. A strong and sustainable Australian ecosystem science enterprise is vital for understanding and securing these ecosystems in the face of current and future challenges.
Foundations for the future defines the vision and key directions for a national ecosystem science capability that will enable Australia to understand and effectively manage its ecosystems for decades to come. This document arises from extensive engagement across the diverse ecosystem science community over the last year, with more than 600 people across the country participating in surveys, workshops, and working groups that contributed to the final product.
This launch is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements to date in developing Foundations for the future, and to look towards the next steps for its implementation.
We hope that many people from across the ecosystem science and management communities will attend and join in celebrating this occasion.
Click here to download the launch invitation, or read below for further details.
Please RSVP by Monday 7 July, using EventBrite.
invite you to the launch of
by Professor Ian Chubb AC, Chief Scientist of Australia