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.
As DELWP's biodiversity research base, we provide strategic research and management advice to answer key questions affecting ecologically sustainable land or water management and resource use policies.
Our team includes over 65 research staff with expertise in the ecology and taxonomy of flora, fauna and freshwater species and an extensive knowledge of ecosystem processes and interactions.
For information about our
latest projects, follow the links below:
Southern Right Whale movements using photo-identification
Individual whales can be identified from the unique pattern of white markings on their head. Photographs of whales from regional and national catalogues have been crossed-referenced to track movements of individuals that visit Victoria.
Native fish population models: responses to flows
Understanding how fish populations respond to river flows is central to planning how best to deliver environmental water. Population models will enable a range of management options to be compared, so that the benefits to fish can be maximised.
See our research themes for more examples of our work: