Across the planet animals, plants and microorganisms
constantly interact with each other and the environment.
It is these interactions which define ecosystems. CSE
researchers have started to look more closely at ecosystems
and the services ecosystems provide for us.
examples of ecosystem services include; pollination
of crops and native vegetation, shade and shelter, maintenance
of fertile soil, clean water and climate regulation.
Ecosystem services help to sustain and fulfill human
life and CSE is examining new ways to measure and value
Further information and examples of our research can
be found in the Ecosystem Services Fact Sheet (395kb).
Services Project - the aim of this project is for
scientists and communities to learn together about how
to deliver the right information to decision makers
to move towards more sustainable land management practices.
and Modelling Sustainable Development in Australia
- as part of CSIRO's Emerging Science
initiative CSE, in collaboration with a wide range of
government and other agencies, is undertaking this project
to develop a pilot framework for measuring and modelling
sustainable development, at the regional scale, in Australia.
Visit the project website or view the project
flyer [PDF file, 111kb] for more information.
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