The ALA is engaged in an exciting new EcoCloud project aimed at providing new data and modelling capability to support ecological research and management. The ALA will be working with nine other organisations to collate, integrate and give access to ecological data then develop and train people in the use of modelling and analysis tools to provide dynamic essential environmental measures and facilitate new insights into ecosystems. ALA will be focussed on providing access to collated species trait data, with an emphasis on traits of invasive species. It is expected this will assist researchers and natural resource managers to predict and prepare for the spread of these species nationally and internationally.

Collaborators in this project are:

  • Atlas of Living of Australia (ALA);
  • Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES);
  • Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF);
  • CSIRO Land & Water;
  • Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL) – Griffith University;
  • Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE);
  • eResearch South Australia (eRSA);
  • Fenner School of Environment and Society (ANU);
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN);
  • The Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF).

For more information, please contact Hamish Holewa ( or Robina Sanderson (