kids encyclopedia robot

ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

The ARC Centre of Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) is a research centre which focuses on the natural, historic and Indigenous heritage of Australia. Its aim is to increase understanding of the past in order to be able to better adapt and plan for the future.

The facility was opened at Parliament House, Canberra on 22 June 2017, and planned to run for seven years. It is funded by a grant of A$33.75 million from the Australian Research Council, A$1 million from the New South Wales Government, and A$11 million from 20 universities, museums, and organisations, which will pay for about 40 new research positions and over 50 students over the term of its existence.

An outreach program to schools and the broader community has been set up to engage participation and interest in science, and educational facilities to help train new researchers, with a particular focus on nurturing the careers of Indigenous and female researchers. As well as including scholars from STEM disciplines, including earth science, climate science, ecology and genetics, there are researchers from the fields of humanities, arts and social sciences disciplines, such as archaeology, Indigenous studies and museology.


As of April 2020, the Director of CABAH is geoscientist Professor Richard "Bert" Roberts, and the University of Wollongong is responsible for administration. Collaborators and partners are:


CABAH's 3rd Annual Symposium at was held at Monash University from 4 to 8 November 2019.

kids search engine
ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.