We recently received the exciting news that our ARC Linkage Grant was successful. The project “Ecosystem risk assessment: new solutions to the global biodiversity crisis” aims to develop a typological framework for the world’s ecosystems, and undertake the first broad-scale global risk assessment for ecosystems. It also includes detailed Australian risk assessments and scenario analyses to develop sustainable management of ecosystem services and climate adaptation strategies.
The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems protocol (RLE) has now been applied in over 20 countries as the international standard for ecosystem risk assessment, and this project will further the protocol by doubling the number of national assessments by 2020.
The project is supported by both national and international partners (IUCN Provita, Wildlife Conservation Society, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning). Very excited to work on this project with a great team: David Keith (UNSW), Emily Nicholson (Deakin), James Watson (UQ), Nick Murray (UNSW), Rebecca Lester (Deakin), Susanna Venn (Deakin), Richard Kingsford (UNSW), Lucie Bland (Deakin),Jon Paul Rodriguez (IUCN), Tony Auld (NSW OEH), Tracey Regan (DELWP), Hedley Grantham(WCS), Mark Tozer (NSW OEH).