Program for Planned Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (PPBio)
Long-Term Ecological Research plot networks:
Brisbane City Council
Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network - SuperSite Network
- Professor Jean-Marc Hero
- Dr Gregory Lollback
- Professor Clyde Wild
- Dr Guy Castley (Griffith School of Environment)
- Mr Jon Shuker (Griffith)
2007 - present
The Program for Planned Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (PPBio) in Australasia is an ecological initiative to facilitate long-term regional biodiversity monitoring and condition assessment. It is a universal meso-scale, multidisciplinary program designed for cost-effective and efficient ecological research and data collection. It provides a new model for biodiversity research, monitoring and assessment that can be replicated throughout Australasia, providing an innovative foundation for enhancing environmental management and monitoring of the impacts climate change in the future.
PPBio Long-Term Ecological Research and Monitoring plot network is managed in Australia by Professor Jean-Marc Hero, and the PPBio team from the Environmental Futures Research Institute at Griffith University.
The impetus for the development of the PPBio program came from the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, resulting in the establishment of the Program for Planned Biodiversity, Brazil.
This figure represents a "conceptual model" for biodiversity and ecosystem
research in Australia.
Please note that Stan Boutin made a good case that the "conceptual model" is a red herring, and that a simplified diagram of the type that is found in any undergraduate text does not allow you understand the complex conceptual models behind almost all monitoring schemes.