The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) is an independent research provider, with over twenty-five years' experience in collaboration and alignment of the interests of research and policy. Understanding the natural systems and ecology of the Basin is central to the protection and restoration of the environmental values of the Murray-Darling system.
The Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology comprises a group of professional scientists and academics who study all aspects of the ecology of alpine and sub-alpine landscapes. Scientific research includes ecological processes, effects of fire, exotic plants and animals, human activities, and the management of these ecosystems in response to climate change.
The Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI) is a leading centre for applied ecological research, with an emphasis on flora, fauna and biodiversity issues. ARI's main focus is on providing strategic research and management advice to answer key questions affecting ecologically sustainable land or water management and resource use policies.