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ICON Science

We believe conserving biodiversity demands a multidisciplinary approach that reconciles ecological, social and economic dimensions.

Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design

Designing cities that benefit both people and nature will help to conserve threatened species and improve human wellbeing.

Totemic Species In Schools

One location where teachers can access the information and lesson plans for the Totemic species in schools project.

About Us

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.

Updates

ICON @ ICCB

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

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