Global population growth and climate challenges are increasing the pressure on our landscapes.
Research is important to understand these pressures and to determine the role, value and function of ecosystems under different conditions and for different users. Research topics of interest are:
- Ecosystem service provision and valuing ecosystem services.
- Estimating ecosystem resilience to drought.
- Planning for landscape management and cultural amenities.
Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)
The Future Fuels CRC aims to develop solutions for current infrastructure and equipment to use low carbon fuels today and well into the future.Read more about Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)
Optimising the national benefits from restoring environmental flows
This research project aims to use such evidence to examine how the national benefits from returning water to the environment in Australia’s MDB could be optimised.Read more about Optimising the national benefits from restoring environmental flows
Improving groundwater allocation and use in the western USA
Key insights include the importance of attending to the development of institutional arrangements that enable individual users to trade water.Read more about Improving groundwater allocation and use in the western USA
Climate sharing and energy security
This project is searching for ways to bring investment confidence back to the electricity sector.Read more about Climate sharing and energy security
Transitioning to a water secure future in the Basin
This study aims to identify and analyse the impediments in water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB).Read more about Transitioning to a water secure future in the Basin
Adapting for an uncertain future: farmer behaviour in water-stressed basins
This project aims to develop a greater understanding of farm behaviour and adaptation to water stress, to allow a new approach to water policy in a range of water catchments.Read more about farmer behaviour in water-stressed basins