The Thomas Foundation
The Thomas Foundation was established in 1998. After initially supporting projects in education, the arts and conservation, it narrowed its focus to terrestrial conservation, with the specific aim of halting the alarming decline of Australia's native animals, plants and forests – ie what scientists call our national biodiversity.
The Foundation’s total grants and commitments to 2010/11 exceed $16.6 million.
CEED tackles the key gaps in environmental decision-making, monitoring and adaptive management through an integrated research program. Some areas of interest include:
- Spatial Planning for Landscape Restoration and Management;
- Biodiversity Decisions in Dynamic Systems;
- Rapidly-transforming Landscapes;
- Optimal Management of Multiple Threats and species;
- Decision-making Tools for Complex Environmental Problems;
- Optimal Monitoring and Evaluation;
- Biodiversity scenarios and forecasting;
and many more.
The Faculty of Science, The University of Queensland
UQ’s Faculty of Science is recognised as a powerhouse for some of the world’s leading scientists, teachers, science programs and commercial outcomes.
The Faculty unites the disciplines of agriculture and animals, biomedical and biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, food sciences, geography, marine science, maths and physics, planning, the environment and veterinary science.
The School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland
The School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland is situated on the St Lucia campus in Brisbane and is part of the Faculty of Science.
Academic staff conduct research in evolution, global change biology, ecology, aquaculture, behaviour, physiology, entomology, zoology, botany, genomics, development and conservation biology. World-class infrastructure, proximity to stunning habitats and biodiversity, and our tropical-subtropical location contribute to our unique working environment.