Catchments, rivers, wetlands and coasts

Catchments, rivers, wetlands and coasts

Our collaborative and leading research lies in the study of river, wetland and coastal science, and catchment management. We concentrate on how landscapes are formed, how they evolve, how they change, the role of humans on the environment from the Quaternary to the Anthropocene and how to use science to better manage the environment. We place a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research combining data from the field, laboratory and spatial information science. We collaborate across disciplines including biology, ecology, climate science, geomorphology, geochemistry, geochronology, law and social sciences. We apply our science in various environmental management contexts, building on strong collaborations with industry and government.

Alignment with Macquarie University Strategic Research Framework (2015-2024)
  • Secure Planet: Living in a changing environment
  • Resilient societies: Societal transformation
  • Resilient societies: Ethics, governance and justice
  • Innovative technologies: Science and engineering technologies for the 21st Century

Alignment with Australian Government Science and Research Priorities
  • Soil and Water
  • Environmental Change

Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Life on land
  • Responsible consumption and production

Our people


WIO-Ridge to Reef: An Ecosystem-Based Approach to Biodiversity Conservation in the Western Indian Ocean

WIO-R2R project is a project set up to inform land sea management framework in seven basins in 5 countries in the Western Indian Ocean region, including Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.

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