Biodiversity conservation research: Australia's priorities

Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council and Biological Diversity Advisory Committee
Commonwealth of Australia, 2001
ISBN 0 6425 4742 4

Appendix 1: Workshop participants and advisors

The Biological Diversity Advisory Council held a high level National Biodiversity Research Priorities Strategic Planning Workshop on 10 April 2000 to obtain advice from experts in a range of biodiversity conservation fields including ecology, taxonomy, land and marine area management, research and development, informatics and economics. Advice and comment on national biodiversity research priorities was received from the workshop participants and report advisors named below.

The views expressed in the June 2000 discussion paper, Biodiversity Research: Australia's Priorities, were those of the Biological Diversity Advisory Council and not necessarily the views of the workshop participants and advisors.

Workshop Participants
Dr Colin Adrian
Executive Director, Conservator of Flora and Fauna Environment ACT
Dr Richard Marchant
Senior Curator, Environment Program Team
Victoria Museum, Vic
Cr Mike Berwick*
Mayor, Douglas Shire Council, Qld
Mr Norm McKenzie
Principal Research Scientist, Woodvale Research Division Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM), WA
Dr Jeremy Burdon
Chief Research Scientist Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, ACT
Prof. Henry Nix
Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES)
Australian National University, ACT
Mr Andrew Campbell
Executive Director, Land and Water Resources Research
and Development Corporation (LWRRDC), ACT
Dr Bill Phillips
Interim Director, Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
Environment Australia, ACT
Mr Colin Creighton
Executive Director
National Land and Water Resources Audit (NLWRA), ACT
Ms Belinda Robinson
Assistant Secretary, Natural Heritage Trust and Biodiversity Policy Branch,
Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, ACT
Mr Jim Croft
Program Leader, Network and Information Systems
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, ACT
Mr Paul Ryan
Bushcare Facilitator
Goulburn-Broken Catchment Management Authority, Vic
Dr Elizabeth Evans-Illidge
Collection Management and Policy, Marine Biodiversity for Medicine, Industry and the Environment, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Qld
Dr Denis Saunders*
Assistant Chief, Wildlife and Ecology, Commonwealth Scientific
and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO ), ACT
Dr Jim Fortune
Investment Manager, Research and Development
Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), ACT
Mr Bruce Rose
A/g Director, Indigenous Policy and Coordination Section
Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, ACT
Dr Mike Gillings
Senior Lecturer, Key Centre for Biodiversity and Bioresources Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW
Ms Denise True
World Wide Fund for Nature – Australia (WWF), WA
Dr Jenny Gordon
Senior Research Economist Centre for International Economics, ACT
Dr James Walcott
Program Manager, Rural Ecosystems, Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry – Australia (AFFA), ACT
Dr Bob Inns
Manager, Biodiversity Policy and Planning Dept for Environment and Heritage, SA
Dr Judy West*
Director, Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, ACT
Prof. Peter Kanowski
Head, Department of Forestry
Australian National University, ACT
Mr Charles Willcocks
Assistant Secretary, Landcare and Natural Heritage Trust Branch Natural Resource Management Policy Division Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australia (AFFA), ACT
Mr Brian Lawrence
Manager, Riverine Program
Murray-Darling Basin Commission (MDBC ), ACT
Dr Howard Wildman*
ExGenix Operations Pty Ltd, Vic

* Members of the Biological Diversity Advisory Council

Comment on drafts of the discussion paper was received from workshop participants (above) and other advisors (below).

Report Advisors
Prof. Andrew Beattie
Director, Key Centre for Biodiversity and Bioresources Macquarie University, NSW
Prof. Hugh Possingham
Department of Environmental Science and Management University of Adelaide, SA
Prof. Roger Kitching*
Australian School of Environmental Studies Griffith University, Qld
Dr Rosemary Purdie
Director, Natural Resources, Evaluation and Communication Murray-Darling Basin Commission, ACT
Prof. Sam Lake
Biological Science, Monash University, NSW
Dr Brian Walker
Chief, Wildlife and Ecology Division, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO ), ACT
Dr Conall O'Connell
First Assistant Secretary Marine Group, Environment Australia, ACT
 

* Members of the Biological Diversity Advisory Council