Gap Analysis of Environmental Research Needs in the Australian Wet Tropics

Welbergen, Justin, Williams, Stephen, and Goosem, Stephen (2011) Gap Analysis of Environmental Research Needs in the Australian Wet Tropics. Report. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Environmental research involves "understanding how environmental systems function and interact, and the impact that humans are having on the environment". Strengthened linkages between terrestrial biodiversity researchers and end-users are desirable to reduce duplicative effort and achieve maximum return on public investment in applied research. To assist this process, our analysis provides a significant review and consultation process with the aim of identifying end‐user needs, research gaps and possible synergies, delivering a valuable resource for terrestrially focussed research providers and end-user groups.

This report provides a resource for research providers by helping to locate relevant research information more efficiently, and by ensuring that proposed research is strategic and targeted at the needs of the end‐users. It provides a resource for end-users by delivering a repository of biodiversity research that is digested and easily accessible, and by identifying the areas of research where stakeholder interests overlap. Finally, the report can also be used by funding bodies to help guide the prioritisation of resources into future biodiversity research in the Wet Tropics bioregion.

Item ID: 21255
Item Type: Report (Report)
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2013 06:27
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960501 Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
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