Aims and Achievements

The Cluster’s aims

Develop and promote capability that can analyse, model, visualize and present current and future options for managing and conserving our landscapes.
Increase research and understanding of integrated landscape science that:
  • adopts a regional and landscape-scale multidisciplinary approach to natural resource management, working with stakeholders in Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions;
  • uses models, geographic information and decision support systems to project possible change in space and time; 
  • uses new technologies to improve assessment and monitoring of landscape condition, and
  • develops new engagement methods to change how people visualise their future landscapes and make informed planning and management choices. 

What have we achieved so far?

Since forming in July 2007, the Cluster has:
  • coordinated the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Scheme proposal from South Australia for the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network  that resulted in components worth $7.75M being developed by Cluster partners;
  • won funding from the Premier’s Science and Research Fund for a major project “Climate change, communities and environment: building research capability to identify climate change vulnerability and adaptation options for South Australian landscapes”;
  • convened a State workshop on Landscape Science in Australia;
  • held seminars with international and local researchers;
  • promoted on-going engagement with NRM managers and technical staff;
  • coordinated applications for other collaborative projects in Landscape Science;
  • developed the online Landscape Futures Analysis Tool for several NRM regions;
  • recieved the South Australian Spatial Excellence Award for Environment and Sustainability.

Click Here for the “Place and Purpose 2009: Applying Landscape Science to Natural Resource Management” powerpoint Presentation




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