Arthur Rylah Institute
Welcome to the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (ARI) home page. ARI is a leading centre for applied ecological research, located in Heidelberg, Melbourne.
We are the biodiversity research base for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) in Victoria.
See our pages for information on the Institute, research projects and publications, including reports available to download and links to journal articles. Subscribe to our eNews.
ecological time machine
A new tool developed by ARI is helping make conservation management decisions. It predicts where to find suitable habitat for Victoria's plants and animals, and where this habitat might have been in the past.
trapping wildlife surveys
ARI has used automated cameras as a mammal survey tool for many years. A short video details some of our research that have used cameras, with examples of wildlife photos taken by them.