Desired Outcomes by 2035
The value of healthy ecosystems, and the science underpinning that, is recognised by society at large. This understanding secures a long-term foundation for healthy ecosystems.
Pauline Mele (Coordinator), Susanne Schmidt and Glenda Wardle.
The Working Group includes representatives of the ecosystem science community and wider community that have direct experiences and skills with communications, outreach, education, community engagement or related fields. Members cover the range of research organisations, government, industry, community groups and NGOs.
The members of the working group are:
|Assoc Prof Pauline Mele||WG Chair, ESC Councillor,
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources,
|Alix Baltais||Environmental consultant|
|Dr Rosalie Chapple||University of New South Wales|
|Dr Emilie Ens||Macquarie University|
|Tanya Ha||Environmental advocate|
|Prof Iain McCalman||University of Sydney|
|Prof Susanne Schmidt||ESC Councillor,
The University of Queensland
|Assoc Prof Linda Williams||RMIT|
|Dr Russell Wise||CSIRO|
The Council is grateful to the Working Group for volunteering expertise in ways that empower generations to appreciate the fundamental role of the Earth’s ecosystems in providing resilient environments, food, livelihoods and nature.
Information about the responsibilities, roles, tasks, and membership criteria are detailed in the Terms of Reference.
Priorities to 2020
- Continue building links with Commonwealth Government Departments and agencies, in order to foster understanding of the place of ecosystem science in the management of Australia’s natural resources.
- Create links with other groups with similar aims, and to work in concert with them to source funds for the ongoing work of the Council.
For more information about the working group and its activities, please contact Pauline Mele.