Prof Clancy currently is Director of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (www.tern.org.au) a $50 M Australian Government funded research infrastructure project creating a national scale approach for collaborating and sharing the multiple disciplines of ecosystem data. Prior to taking up his present position he worked in senior roles in the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences and the Bureau of Rural Science from 2006-2011. He was responsible for reporting on national forest, land use, land management and vegetation data. Preceding this he had six years as Director of the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research in Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment. Other career roles include principal ecologist with NSW State Forests and Manager of the Threatened Species Unit for the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage. During his professional career he played a substantial advisory role to State and Australian governments in a number of natural resources management, forests and nature conservation areas specifically around decision-making in the face of uncertainty, cross-discipline integration and program evaluation.