Conservation and management

An octopus (left) glides through an underwater garden of corals, sponges and starfish.
An octopus (left) glides through an underwater garden of corals, sponges and starfish. (Photo: AAD)

Our conservation and management research is conducted in three key areas:

  • Biodiversity conservation - investigating the effects of environmental change on Antarctic and subantarctic terrestrial, coastal and marine ecosystems.
  • Wildlife management - informing conservation and management options for Antarctic wildlife affected by past exploitation and current human activities.
  • Fisheries - research informing the management of fisheries for krill, toothfish and icefish, and addressing the bycatch of seabirds and other non-target species.