Researcher Andy Williams with butterfly specimens
Researcher Andy Williams with butterfly specimens
Photo © Parks and Wildlife

Department of Parks and Wildlife researchers study, describe, monitor and map the species and ecological communities of Western Australia. This research provides an increased understanding of the state's plants and animals, ecological processes and biological resources. It focuses on the conservation of biodiversity in Western Australia, and the sustainable use and management of our natural resources.

The department’s conservation biology research is a source of up to date, independent and reliable scientific knowledge about the species, communities and ecosystems of Western Australia. It underpins strategies to protect, conserve and manage Western Australia's unique environment.

Our research findings can be accessed in a variety of publications, databases and further resources, including our specialist journals: Nuytsia—Western Australia's Journal of Systematic Botany, and Conservation Science Western Australia. Many of these were published when the Department of Parks and Wildlife was part of the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).

Science in the Regions publications

Science in the Regions

Our Science in the Regions publications describe the science we are undertaking in each of the regions of the department.

View the Science in the Regions publications.
Published - 21/07/2015

pdfScience and Conservation Division annual research report 2015–161.75 MB

Science & Conservation Staff

Recent research information sheets