Environmental Science and Management research takes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues combining fields such as nature conservation, rural and urban environments, and cultural heritage management to understand and respond to industry/development issues at both the global and local level. Environmental Science is one of UQ's Research Strengths and Environmental Sciences research at UQ ranks 11th in the world and 1st in Oceania in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014. Environmental Science and Environmental Management at UQ also received the highest rating of ‘well above world-standard’ in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.

The University of Queensland has leading expert researchers across the full range of this spectrum within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the School of Biological Sciences, and the School of Agriculture and Food Science.

Researchers in this arena work with government, industry and a variety of stakeholders in the community to develop better governance, policy, planning and monitoring tools to better engage society to meet our environmental challenges. Key areas include:

  • Sustainable development, population, and food security
  • Biodiversity management
  • Maintaining healthy environments across rural and urban landscapes
  • Environmental impact assessment and the development of environmental management systems

Investigate the variety of research happening at UQ through the following centres and research groups:

Read more about our Environmental Science and Management researchers here, including more information on specific projects, publications and research student opportunities.


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