Scientific Advice

The Ecosystem Science Council provides authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public on Australia's environments and solutions based on the scientific community consensus of the most up-to-date science available.


Position Statements

Long term research needs long term funding

Australia has some excellent examples of how long-term ecological research has led to fundamental insights into the nature of Australian ecosystems, and how this underpins their effective management for the nation’s benefit. However, these examples are unrepresentative of the diversity of our ecosystems, and lack funding security. There is an urgent need to establish a nationally-coordinated program of long-term research that has sustainable funding.