ABOUT THE ICBEM
The Institute for Conservation Biology and Law was formed in 2001 and changed its name to the Institute for Conservation Biology and Environmental Management in 2010. The institute is one of the University's major research strengths. It is unique in combining expertise in Conservation Law and Policy with strong research in Evolutionary and Environmental Biology.
- To conduct world-class research concerning the biology, conservation and management of Australia's native biota.
- To train high quality Postgraduate and Hons students to be highly competent researchers in this area. Please see individual web pages for potential projects.
- To foster interdisciplinary research and research training, linking science with law, policy and management.
- To interact with other scientists as well as managers and policy personnel to achieve effective conservation of the Australian biota. Staff are always interested in research collaborations and consultancies. Please see individual web pages.
Vice-Chancellor's Excellence in Research Awards for 2012
Expedition to Antarctica
PhD research student Jess Bramley-Alves’ recently travelled to the Antarctic region in her quest to develop a greater understanding of climate change and what the world can expect to happen in years to come. Read more
Antarctic mosses reveal past climate, react to present changes
Sharon Robinson studies mosses in Antarctica. They reveal information about past climate and are showing marked changes to current conditions. Changes in ozone and carbon dioxide are driving winds further south, resulting in increased evaporation and a reduction in the growing period. Interview with Robyn Williams. The Science Show. Radio National.