The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment explores new frontiers in food production, carbon cycling and agricultural sustainability. Our culturally diverse academic community offers exceptional research and teaching experience in diverse areas from molecular biology to international policy.
Agricultural land is threatened by changes in climate and other human-induced alterations, but also by the changing global economy. These challenges are both emphasized and simplified by considerations of the need to produce more food yet better manage our carbon and water. Changes in management have extraordinary implications for water yield and carbon sequestration.
The Faculty’s prestigious international reputation for research excellence is reflected by our success in highly competitive research grants. In 2009 alone, the Faculty was awarded over A$10 million to support research and new infrastructure. The Faculty community are dedicated, imaginative and creative; addressing the key questions of tomorrow particularly food, water, energy and climate security. We anticipate, and respond to, local national and international needs for new knowledge in these broad areas. Our graduates are highly sought after and have gone onto diverse careers in the areas of research, resource management, consultation, government and policy and international development.