Research is an important part of environmental management. It provides objective, reliable information to underpin and support sound decision making.
Research enables environmental managers to:
- Deal with uncertainty or knowledge gaps
- Understand how ecosystems, communities and species function
- Understand and refine management programs.
Parks Victoria’s priority themes for research are:
- Improving management effectiveness
- Decision-support - priority setting and resource allocation
- Ecosystems and species
- Ecosystem restoration and conservation
- Managing invasive species
- Over-abundant native animals
- Fire ecology
- Urban biodiversity
- Environmental impacts of visitors
- Climate change.
Research projects may cover a number of these themes.
The Research Partners Program (RPP) is a collaborative partnership involving Parks Victoria, universities and other research institutions. Through the RPP, Parks Victoria and researchers undertake
Parks Victoria supports universities, other research institutions and individuals who wish to carry out research in parks. To ensure research on land managed by Parks
The restoration of degraded dry (non-eucalypt) woodlands, grasslands, saltbush mallee, and chenopod shrublands within natural areas of the Victorian Mallee is the largest single restoration