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:
Removing trout for Barred Galaxias
Trout are a major predator of the threatened Barred Galaxias. ARI undertook a
review to determine how effective relocating trout from above instream barriers
is in preventing them from becoming established in Barred Galaxias habitat.
Evaluating native vegetation management
ARI has conducted a major review of past programs that have monitored the
outcomes from investment in native vegetation management. An approach has now
being developed to improve how success of these management activities can be
monitored and evaluated.
See our research themes for more examples of our work: