The nature of Earth can be arranged into diverse ecosystems ranging from terrestrial landscapes and vegetation to inland aquatic systems and marine areas, and underpin our planet’s wealth of biodiversity and renewable resources. How our ecosystems are managed so they conserve species and functions is explored. The services that our ecosystems provide and strategies to avoid their degradation are integral to ensure resilience to current and future climate and societal pressures.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED)
CEED is an Australian Research Council (ARC) partnership between universities and other research institutions and is the world's leading research centre for solving environmental management problems and for evaluating the outcomes of environmental actions. It tackles the complex problems of environmental management and monitoring in a rapidly changing and uncertain world.
Environmental Microbiology Research Intitiative
How environmental microorganisms influence ecosystem and human health, change the chemistry of the planet, respond to impacts of industrial contamination and climate change, and new biotechnologies.
The National Environmental Science Program (NESP): Threatened Species
Threatened Species Recovery Hub research is informing on-ground responses to reduce threats and promote recovery of threatened species, and build a better understanding of their status, threats and management options.
Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (VIEPS) is a co-operative educational and research institution based in Melbourne. VIEPS supports inter-disciplinary programs in geological, geophysical and atmospheric sciences to create a unified approach to the study of the Earth. Teaching and research programs effectively use resources and stay in touch with industry needs and developments through coordination of facilities and staff.