Research Centres and Programs
We are proud of our Research Centres and Programs within the Environment Institute.
Australian Bioactive Compounds Centre (ABCC) The ABCC aims to combine knowledge of arid zone plant biology and ecology, with experience in screening, purifying and synthesis of bioactive compounds to develop novel compounds in medicine and agriculture.
Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) Combining advanced ancient DNA facilities with dedicated bioinformatics capabilities, ACAD conducts leading research into ancient human migration, megafaunal extinction, ancient microbiomes and forensic analysis.
Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (ACEBB) The Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity is a nationally recognised centre of expertise in systematics, evolutionary biology and biodiversity science.
Applied Conservation Science Centre (ACS) The Centre for Applied Conservation Science, in collaboration with Conservation International, delivers key goals of both organisations for the benefit of advancing conservation science and practice across the Asia-Pacific region.
Conservation Science and Technology (CoST) The CoST group is unique in combining existing University of Adelaide research strengths in biodiversity and biosecurity monitoring, conservation technologies, and research on illegal trade in biological products.
Global Ecology Laboratory (GEL) The Global Ecology Laboratory undertakes world-leading multidisciplinary research to mitigate the actions of human-induced biological change across all environments and develop adaptive strategies to respond to the anticipated impacts of climate change.
Marine Biology Program The Marine Biology Program is Australia’s leading scientific research group for temperate marine environments in Australia and has made major new discoveries through long-term, continental-scale studies.
Spacial Science Research Group The Spatial Science Research Group has been established to respond to the growing need for integrated solutions to the management of natural resources.
Sprigg Geobiology Centre The Sprigg seeks to understand how the interaction between the biosphere and geosphere has left a legacy of both environments themselves and the fossil record used to comprehend that legacy.
Water Research Centre The Water Research Centre brings together scientists, engineers and economists to address water management issues of national and international significance.