Our network of researchers is drawn from the biological, physical, mathematical and computational sciences in tandem with the natural and social sciences of geography. Our main areas of research involve ecology and ecosystems, physical processes, environmental change and enabling technologies
Sustainable use and management of environments requires knowledge of the relationships between living organisms and their environment, the processes that are fundamental to ecosystems, and how these and other factors affect the patterning and persistence of species and communities in space and time.
Physical & Chemical Processes
The long-term sustainability of Earth’s natural and modified environments requires us to understand the physical and chemical conditions of our air, land, and water, and the processes operating within and amongst them. Knowing how these systems interact with and impact on each other is also essential if we are to predict how the environment will change if one or another is perturbed.
The earth is undergoing rapid environmental changes as the result of human actions. Understanding the causes and consequences of those actions is critical to developing predictive models and informing policy discussions on issues such as biodiversity loss, ecosystem management, and climate change, including mitigation and adaptation strategies.
World class research underpins the development of tools, methods, and protocols for environmental monitoring, instrumental analysis, and predictive modelling. While these technologies enable the identification and assessment of environmental risk, other research seeks to develop solutions such as innovation in the delivery of renewable energy.