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The Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group (ICON Science) is a team of researchers working to better understand and manage the interactions between society and our natural environment. We believe conserving biodiversity demands a multidisciplinary approach that reconciles ecological, social and economic dimensions.
ICON Science examines these different drivers of change, often with a focus on urban and semi-rural environments. Our aim is to address the gap between conservation theory and real world practice in complex planning environments.
We welcome visitors and potential collaborators! Please see our Research Themes for more information on our current projects and contact our theme leaders for topics you are interested in.
We work as part of RMIT University’s Centre of Urban Research (CUR) and Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation (EnSuRe), and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub and Clean Air and Urban Landscape Hub of the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program.
Catch our own Sarah Bekessy on the Inclusive Agenda podcast. Sarah discusses her recent work on ensuring equitable access to nature in the city for vulnerable communities.
Written by Tom de Aizpurua Major cities can play a vital role in creating biodiversity gains through Nature Based Solutions (NBS). Finding space in dense
Written by Tom de Aizpurua Our connection to nature continues to change over the years, for better or worse. Only in the 1960s did engineers
Every two years members of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) hold their scientific conference. The International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) is one of