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Welcome to the Applied Environmental Decision Analysis (AEDA) research hub, funded between 2007 and 2010 by the Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (CERF) programme, an Australian Government initiative supporting world class, public good research.

AEDA was established to develop tools and test methods to support transparent decision-making for environmental management. Where possible, we also provided guidance for organisations wishing to use these new tools. The AEDA research hub brought together many of the world’s best quantitatively-oriented conservation ecologists, enabling these researchers to better collaborate on a range of our most pressing conservation issues. AEDA members were split between universities in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne, and through AEDA were provided with resources to increase the volume and quality of our research; improved interactions between our members and between us and the outside world (through workshops, Decision Point and a variety of products); and enhance our interaction with environmental managers and policy-makers.

The research done by AEDA underpined major natural resource management efforts such as state-of-the-environment reporting, ameliorating the impact of habitat fragmentation, water management, invasive and threatened species management and adapting to global warming.

our continuing legacy ...

AEDA's work continues through further Australian Government funding by the National Environmental Research Program (NERP). This has allowed us to expand on AEDA's research team, including more world class research institutions to form the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub.

Whilst all the links below are still valid, to see where this work has led, please visit the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub web site (2011-2014).

Want to know more? The best way to keep up with the continuation of our continuing work is through our monthly magazine Decision Point. Each issue contains a smorgasbord of news, views and ideas on environmental decision making, biodiversity, conservation planning and monitoring. Decision Point is free and you can download it from the web site where you can also sign up for an email alert telling you when each issue is available

AEDA Review coverIn 2009 we conducted an independant review.  Read the panel's comments HERE. A summary of AEDA's work is also available: Part 1 (3.7Mb) - Part 2 (3.8Mb)