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Research

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.

Research priorities

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
  • Inventory
  • Climate change.

Research projects may cover a number of these themes.

Research partners program

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 applied...

Research Partners Summaries

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 applied...

Research Permits

Research means a systematic investigation into any aspect of Parks Victoria’s business.What research is supported by Parks Victoria?Parks Victoria supports universities, other research institutions and...