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Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

The Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (ACEAS) was a Facility of TERN from 2009-2014, enabling disciplinary and inter-disciplinary integration, synthesis and modelling of ecosystem data. During its time of operation, ACEAS enabled scientists and managers in Australia and internationally to develop evidenced-based environmental management strategies and policy at regional, state and continental scales.

ACEAS' outputs continue to enrich ecosystem science and management in Australia, and demonstrate the value of infrastructure to enable inter-disciplinary collaboration and synthesis. You can find out more about ACEAS' past work by reading below, or visiting www.aceas.org.au

The key principles of ACEAS were to:

  • facilitate the advancement of pure and applied ecosystem knowledge through the search for spatial and temporal patterns and principles in existing data;
  • improve the organisation and synthesis of ecosystem information in a manner useful to researchers, resource managers, and policy makers addressing important natural resource management issues;
  • influence the way ecosystem research is conducted in the future, in both the short and long term promoting a culture of synthesis, collaboration, and data sharing;
  • promote integrative research and the principles of ecosystem science to facilitate linkages between all ecosystem disciplines and the natural resource management community;
  • serve as a conduit between the ecosystem and natural resource management communities in the development of innovative management strategies for sustainable management of Australia's natural resources and the maintenance of biodiversity; and
  • determine the types of data and new infrastructure required to address remaining major applied and pure questions in ecosystem science.


Products and Outcomes

Final Reports: The final reports are summaries of the outcomes from the ACEAS working groups, each of which addressed a different complex problem in ecosystem science and management.

Data Portal: The ACEAS Web Portal. This has been designed to publish the data products developed by ACEAS working groups, and is used where geographical presentation is relevant.

Publications: This page contains a compilation of refereed papers produced by working groups and sabbatical fellows.

Occasional Report Series: There are incidental reports produced either through workshops as white papers, or emerging from research activity in which ACEAS had a part.



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