Ensuring we retain our Earth’s amazing biodiversity into the future requires the best possible information to support decision making. We develop and apply techniques for modelling and assessing biodiversity as a whole, to ensure well-informed policy, planning and management decisions.
Our research areas:
Indicators of biodiversity change
Combining ongoing data-streams with biodiversity modelling, we provide indicators of recent change in biodiversity, from local to global scales.
Conservation assessment and planning
Partnering with Government agencies, NGOs and international bodies, to inform effective conservation policy, planning and management through the provision of targeted biodiversity models and analyses.
Comprehensive, rigorous and regular accounting for changes in the status of biodiversity as a whole, aligned with the international System of Environmental-Economic Accounting.
Future scenarios for biodiversity
Helping to plan for the future by projecting likely outcomes for biodiversity under alternative scenarios of management actions and global change.
Biodiversity impact assessment
Working with industry to improve the assessment of potential impacts of proposed developments on biodiversity, including cumulative impact assessments across large regions.