Marine monitoring in the Rowley Shoals. Photo by Will Robbins/DBCA
Marine monitoring in the Rowley Shoals. Photo by Will Robbins/DBCA

Scientific excellence informing biodiversity conservation

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.

Biodiversity and Conservation Science coordinates and delivers science in the department, providing science and biodiversity knowledge to support the functions of the Parks and Wildlife Service, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Zoological Parks Authority and Rottnest Island Authority.

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.

Biodiversity and Conservation Science staff have expertise in animal biology, animal breeding, aquatic ecology, biological survey, collections management, conservation biotechnology, conservation genetics, conservation medicine, conservation policy, ecology, ecological restoration, ecoinformatics, ecophysiology, fire behaviour, hydrology, marine biology, plant biology, remote sensing and spatial analysis, seed biology, systematics and taxonomy.

Read more about the department's key goals for science in the Science Strategic Plan 2018 to 2021

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