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.

Impact stories

We need to act now to reduce future bushfire risk in the Australian Summer

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.

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A little water can go a long way when battling heatwaves

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.

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Amazon fires a call to action

Fires raging through the Amazon rainforest are the latest and most visible manifestation of the urgent need to conserve and protect the natural world and address climate change.

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Exploring the past to conserve the future

Conserving global biodiversity and preventing extinction is as much about digging into the past as it is about finding the new.

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Surviving and thriving in the sea

Sixty years of global cephalopod success provides clues to better management of marine ecology.

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Knowing where the wild things are

Technology improving species distribution modelling supports evidence-based decision making for natural resources management.

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Turning the tide for marine ecology

An artificial shellfish reef reverses impact of poor decisions.

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Who to contact

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.

P: (08) 8313 3278
E: bruce.northcote@adelaide.edu.au

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