Research Groups

Leading research facilities and reputation with international linkages

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The Department of Environmental Sciences is a leading research organisation, both within the University and nationally. Both inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research forms a cornerstone of our teaching, learning, and outreach activities, and we have well-developed staff and PhD student mentoring programs.

In addition to its landmark research facility, the Centre of Carbon, Water and Food, the Department has extensive laboratories for isotope, soil and water analysis and significant computing facilities. Researchers in the Department hold a variety of prestigious grants including ARC Discovery and Linkage.

Our international ties are equally strong, with leading global research organisations such as Wageningen University in the Netherlands and EMBRAPA in Brasil, with further connections in the US, Indonesia, Nigeria, India, China and Mexico.

Every year, we host visitors from different organisations. Nationally, the Department is inolved in the Bushfire CRC. Many staff members have strong links with state (NSW Office of Water, Queensland Department of Natural Resources) and federal (DAFF, Environment Australia, Bureau of Meteorology) natural resource departments, catchment groups (Namoi Catchment CMA, Western CMA) and research bodies (CSIRO, NSW DPI).

Further information about our individual research groups and projects can be found at the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food website.