An urgent conservation challenge in the Asia-Pacific region is capacity development to increase effectiveness and productivity in the field.
The University offers an impressive range of courses and workshops that addresses these needs, including spatial analyses, field methods, and statistics. The Centre for Applied Conservation Science serves to engage Conservation International country program staff in the relevant courses and research programs offered by the University.
Conversely, Conservation International field programs serve as ‘real-world’ classrooms for students and staff of the University, especially those involved in the University’s new Wildlife Conservation Biology degree program, as well as the Overseas Study Tours organised by the School of Biological Sciences. The Centre coordinates and facilitates field research and study opportunities of University students at Conservation International programs across the Asia-Pacific region, providing these students with the experience and exposure to realistic and challenging conservation problems and solutions.