Who we are

Our governance

The Biosecurity Commons project governance group consists of a Steering Committee (SC) and an Expert Panel (EP). The SC and EP are made up of representatives from our partnering and collaborating institutions and are experts in a range of fields including biosecurity, environmental management, and scientific modelling.

As a major collaborator to EcoCommons, Biosecurity Commons also has representatives on the EcoCommons Advisory Board (ECAB) and the Technical Support Group (TSG).

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Technical
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Project Manager & Team

EcoCommons Advisory Board

The ECAB brings together experts from academia, government, industry or non-governmental sectors to provide long-term strategic direction to Biosecurity Commons in accordance with the aligned mission and vision of EcoCommons and Biosecurity Commons.

Chairs

  • Greg Terrill
    Independent
  • Robyn Cleland
    Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Members

  • Jeremy Black
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, NSW
  • Bek Christensen
    Ecological Society of Australia
  • Sally Cripps
    University of Sydney
  • Aaron Dodd
    CEBRA at The University of Melbourne
  • Chris Gentle
    Western Australia Biodiversity Science Institute
  • Andrew Gilbert
    BioPlatforms Australia
  • Liana Joseph
    Australian Wildlife Conservancy
  • Alexandros Papaspyridis
    Microsoft
  • John Robertson
    Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, QLD
  • Blaine Wentworth
    Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Greg Terrill

Independent

Robyn Cleland

Department of Agriculture,
Water and Environment

Jeremy Black

Department of Planning,
Industry and Environment, NSW

Bek Christensen

Ecological Society of Australia

Sally Cripps

University of Sydney

Aaron Dodd

CEBRA, at The University of Melbourne

Chris Gentle

Western Australia Biodiversity Science Institute

Andrew Gilbert

BioPlatforms Australia

Liana Joseph

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Alexandros Papaspyridis

Microsoft

John Robertson

Department of Agriculture
and Fisheries, QLD

Blaine Wentworth

Department of Agriculture,
Water and the Environment

Steering Committee

The primary role of the SC is to oversee the governance and guide the implementation of the project team’s work in accordance with the mission and vision, and the strategic direction as advised by the ECAB. The SC is also responsible for raising awareness and providing advocacy for Biosecurity Commons and the research it supports across a broad network of channels.

Chairs

  • Patrick Bell
    Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, QLD
  • Hamish Holewa
    Atlas of Living Australia (CSIRO)

Members

  • Aaron Dodd
    CEBRA at The University of Melbourne
  • Andrew Pearce
    Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Andrew Treloar
    Australian Research Data Commons
  • Elisa Bayraktarov
    EcoCommons
  • Nick Rossow
    Griffith University

Patrick Bell

Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, QLD

Hamish Holewa

Atlas of Living Australia

Aaron Dodd

CEBRA, at The University of Melbourne

Andrew Pearce

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Andrew Treloar

Australian Research Data Commons

Elisa Bayraktarov

EcoCommons

Nick Rossow

Griffith University

Expert Panel

The EP provides scientific advice to the SC and the project team on the most appropriate methods, tools and applications to incorporate into the Biosecurity Commons platform. Like the SC, the EP is also responsible for raising awareness and providing advocacy for Biosecurity Commons.

Members

  • Aleksandar Davidovic
    Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Jens Froese
    CSIRO
  • Jessica Lye
    Citrus Australia
  • John Kean
    Ag Research NZ
  • John Virtue
    Independent
  • John Weiss
    Agriculture Victory
  • Lori Lach
    James Cook University
  • Mark Stanaway
    Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
  • Roslyn Hickson
    CSIRO/James Cook University
  • Saras Windecker
    The University of Melbourne
  • Steve Csurhes
    Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, QLD

Aleksandar Davidovic

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Jens Froese

CSIRO

Jessica Lye

Citrus Australia

John Kean

Ag Research NZ

John Virtue

Independent

John Weiss

Agriculture Victory

Lori Lach

James Cook University

Mark Stanaway

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Roslyn Hickson

CSIRO/James Cook University

Saras Windecker

Saras Windecker

The University of Melbourne

Steve Csurhes

Department of Agriculture & Fisheries

Technical Support Group

The EcoCommons TSG is an informal group of technical leads from EcoCommons’ and Biosecurity Commons’ partnering organisations who come together to advise our implementation team on the platform’s technical architecture and share insights on issues affecting the maintenance, development and improvement of the platform’s components, software tools and services.

Members

  • Jan Hettenhausen
    Griffith University
  • Indianna Rapsey
    Griffith University
  • Rob Cosgrove
    Biosecurity Commons
  • Nick dos Remedios
    Atlas of Living Australia (CSIRO)
  • Jonathan Smillie
    Australian Research Data Commons
  • Arve Sølland
    EcoCommons
  • Gerhard Weis
    TERN

Jan Hettenhausen

Griffith University

Indianna Rapsey

Griffith University

Rob Cosgrove

Biosecurity Commons

Nick dos Remedios

Atlas of Living Australia

Jonathan Smillie

Australian Research Data Commons

Arve Sølland

EcoCommons

Gerhard Weis

TERN

Our partners

Biosecurity Commons is a joint initiative of the Australian and Queensland Government, the NCRIS-funded Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and four other organisations.

  • Queensland Government
  • Australian Research Data Commons
  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
  • Biosecurity Commons received investment (https://doi.org/10.47486/PL021) from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
  • Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis
  • Griffith University
  • EcoCommons
  • Atlas of Living Australia