Engagement and Impact
Environmental Science research at Macquarie aims to manage and safeguard the environment for generations to come. We engage across river and land management; urban planning and cityscapes; coral reef, marine and coastal protection and vulnerability; climate change adaptation and impacts on biological systems; threatened species management, coal and iron ore processing and emissions control; atmospheric, land and water contamination; cross-cultural biodiversity monitoring; natural disaster risk; and Antarctic remediation and protection.
Engagement is primarily through direct connection with policy-makers and end-users as well as building broad community awareness of, and involvement in research.
Our engagement activity is immediate and uptake of research extends well beyond domestic shores.
Mass Engagement via Media & Citizen Science
In Environmental Science in 2014-16, over 500 media appearances reached over 5 million people. Blogs and social media produced altmetric scores among the highest in the University.
We have several citizen science and professional development activities including River Styles and VegeSafe (see Our Impact Stories below).
Global End-Users: Government, Corporate
Global End-Users: Community & Non-Government Organisations