TERN is transforming Australian ecosystem science, from a situation in which effort was frequently fragmented, inefficient and short term, to one that is national, multi-disciplinary, networked, collaborative – and delivering for Australia’s future. TERN has always taken the long view with our approach to supporting Australian ecosystem science, and we are pleased to be in a position to enable the development of the Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan.
By thinking and acting collectively and strategically we – the ecosystem science and management community – can now work proactively to ensure that we have the best-trained people, infrastructure, research programs and resourcing in place to study, understand, and manage Australia’s ecosystems long into the future. This view was endorsed by the scientists at the first workshop for the plan. They agreed that this long-term plan is needed to put Australian ecosystem science in the best position to advance and deliver the evidence base for effective ecosystem science and management, and the multiple natural, social and economic activities that depend on this.
Watch this video to hear a range of views on why the Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan is important.
Published in TERN Newsletter October 2013