Species Conservation and Management
The ERIE lab lives and works in some of the most biologically rich regions in Australia. Threats to our local biodiversity include habitat destruction (due to agriculture, mining and our rapidly expanding urban footprint in Perth); introduced species (outcompeting native flora and fauna for resources such as food, habitat and breeding areas) and climate change (altering ecosystem balances within the region).
The ERIE lab assists in species conservation strategies and management of selected threatened species, groups of species and/or ecological communities through scientific research.
Our research projects occur across the state with a broad range of wildlife managers, land managers and relevant stakeholders. By filling knowledge gaps, helping to create new or improved methodologies that aid recovery and investigating potential future threats we aim help to create appropriate conservation actions and recommendations for species management.