The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) consolidates conservation science under one department to build and share knowledge of the State’s unique and world-renowned biodiversity.
DBCA Biodiversity and Conservation Science is delivered at multiple sites across Western Australia, including national and marine parks, Kings Park, Perth Zoo, Rottnest Island, and the WA Herbarium.
This Strategic Plan describes the key goals that science will deliver to support the Strategic Directions of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. The Plan directs the underlying scientific programs, and describes the priorities and approach for these programs and the supporting business processes.
Download the Science Strategic Plan 2018–21862.36 KB.
Seeking to understand the factors and processes critical for the conservation of WA’s fauna.
Biological surveys to gain greater knowledge about the biodiversity of WA.
Research into fire behaviour and the impacts of bushfires in WA.
Researching the health and productivity of forests, parks and other reserves in WA.
Caring for Rottnest's unique and diverse island environment.
Research into native plant biology for conservation and ecological restoration in WA.
Research to guide management of Western Australia's marine wildlife, parks and reserves.
Contributing to the conservation of threatened species through applied scientific research.
Flora conservation and taxonomic research to protect the future viability of plant species in WA.
Research and management to conserve WA’s wetland and riverine ecosystems.
Ecoinformatics, or ecological informatics, is the science of information in ecology and environmental science.
Scientific journals, staff publications, information sheets, plans, reports, applications and more.