Department of Environmental Sciences

Department of Environmental Sciences

Department of Environmental Sciences

Managing and safeguarding the environment for generations to come has become a key concern of our time – and the Department of Environmental Sciences is at the forefront of that cause.

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences have now merged into the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES). A new web site is coming in 2020.

We are amongst the leading institutions in Australia in environmental sciences. In the Department of Environmental Sciences our research program covers:

  • Catchments, rivers, wetlands and coasts
  • Climate and palaeoenvironmental sciences
  • Energy technologies
  • Environmental contaminants

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Our dynamic and dedicated academics and research students study and teach the interactions between the physical, biological and human environments. With the integrated use of fieldwork, laboratory work and spatial information science, our research and teaching programs provide a firm base in all scientific aspects of the environment, alongside an understanding of environmental management. We produce work-ready graduates and have significant external impact and engagement with government, industry and community, both in Australia and internationally.

The Department has excellence in research, quality teaching, and efficacious professional and community engagement. Environmental Sciences was awarded the maximum rating (5 out of 5 ‘well above world standard’) in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) analysis. Our research strengths in Environmental Science and Management, Physical Geography and Geosciences, and Atmospheric Sciences all received the maximum rating of 5.

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