Environment, Sustainability & Climate Change
We’re firmly in nature’s corner. With world-recognised expertise in identifying and understanding natural patterns and processes, we undertake a steady stream of successful environmental research projects with local, national and international partners.
Our findings support policy and action on habitat reclamation and rehabilitation. Our insights inform species conservation and ecosystem sustainment. For today, tomorrow and a better future for generations to come.
When managing bushfire risk, prevention is better than cure. Researchers at the University of Adelaide and the Research Institute for Knowledge Systems have together developed an integrated decision support system – the Unified Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation Exploratory Decision support system (UNHaRMED) – designed to enable the benefit-cost ratios of different risk reduction strategies to be quantified including planned burns, improving building codes and land use planning.Read more about We need to act now to reduce future bushfire risk in the Australian Summer
It appears that how you use water is more important than how much you use when trying to protect vines from the impact of heatwaves.Read more about A little water can go a long way when battling heatwaves
Conserving global biodiversity and preventing extinction is as much about digging into the past as it is about finding the new.Read more about Exploring the past to conserve the future
Hydrophis cyanocinctus has a mysterious hole in the top of its skull.Read more about this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead
An artificial shellfish reef reverses impact of poor decisions.Read more about Turning the tide for marine ecology
Professor Bruce Northcote is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Engagement) within the Division of Research & Innovation at the University of Adelaide where he is responsible for providing leadership in achieving the University's strategic goals in relation to industry engagement and commercial partnerships.