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.
There have been terrible bushfires this summer across southern Australia – and they are still going. Part of the reason for this disaster is the unprecedented climatic conditions that the country has been facing, including record hot and dry conditions.Read more about Bushfire and the challenge to respond to new levels of environmental risk
In the context of the terrible fires facing the nation, the telling reflection that “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it” has salience.Read more about We forget the lessons of past disasters at our own peril
The recent bushfires have been, and continue to be, devastating for affected communities.Read more about Understanding the true impact of bushfires on our Koala population
Urban South Asia needs water—a lot of it, and while most of this water comes from over-extraction of groundwater and interbasin transfers, the future ability to rely on these resources is now in question.Read more about Urban rainwater harvesting in 'smart' south Asian cities
With our support, the International Panel for Climate Change has now documented the effects of global climate change on every biome on earth.Read more about Preventing biodiversity change with natural laboratories
When managing bushfire risk, prevention is better than cure.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
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.