The Thomas Foundation
The Thomas Foundation was established in 1998. After initially supporting projects in education, the arts and conservation, it narrowed its focus to terrestrial conservation, with the specific aim of halting the alarming decline of Australia's native animals, plants and forests – ie what scientists call our national biodiversity.
The Foundation’s total grants and commitments to 2010/11 exceed $16.6 million.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) - www.ceed.edu.au
CEED tackles the key gaps in environmental decision-making, monitoring and adaptive management through an integrated research program. Some areas of interest include:
- Spatial Planning for Landscape Restoration and Management;
- Biodiversity Decisions in Dynamic Systems;
- Rapidly-transforming Landscapes;
- Optimal Management of Multiple Threats and species;
- Decision-making Tools for Complex Environmental Problems;
- Optimal Monitoring and Evaluation;
- Biodiversity scenarios and forecasting;
and many more.
University of Queensland, Faculty of Science
UQ's Faculty of Science is recognised as a powerhouse for some of the world's leading scientists, teachers, science programs and commercial outcomes.
The Faculty unites the disciplines of agriculture and animals, biomedical and biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, food sciences, geography, marine science, maths and physics, planning, the environment and veterinary science.