Research projects and fellowships

See the research projects that are currently funded thanks to the support we receive from the Australian Research Council and our partners.

Current research projects

  • Australian Laureate Fellowships

    CI: Barnett, Prof Jonathon(S)
    Project: FUTURE ISLANDS: CATALYSING SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN LOW-LYING ISLANDS

    CI: Bebbington, Prof Anthony
    Project: MINING AND SOCIETY IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT: PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY

  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

    CI: Boyd, Dr Candice
    Project: ENGAGING YOUTH IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

    CI: Brown, Dr Trent
    Project: AGRICULTURAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA: ASSESSING ACQUISITION AND IMPACT

    CI: Hughes, Dr Rachel
    Project: WHERE IS THE JUSTICE? THEORISING THE LEGACY OF THE KHMER ROUGE TRIBUNAL

    CI: Ide, Dr Tobias
    Project: THE IMPACT OF DISASTERS ON ARMED CONFLICTS

  • Discovery Indigenous Projects

    CI: Fletcher, Dr Michael-Shawn
    Project: ALTERED STATES: EUROPEAN ARRIVAL, FIRE AND ECOLOGY IN NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

    CI: Fletcher, Dr Michael-Shawn
    Other CIs: Blaauw, Dr Maarten(E); Lise-Pronovost, Dr Agathe(E); Heijnis, A/Prof Hendrik(E); Pedro, Dr Joel(E); Hodgson, Dr Dominic(E)
    Project: HOW DO THE SOUTHERN WESTERLY WINDS RESPOND TO RAPID CLIMATIC CHANGE?

  • Discovery Projects

    CI: Bissell, A/Prof David
    Other CIs: Gorman-Murray, Dr Andrew(E)
    Project: HOW MOBILE WORK IS TRANSFORMING AUSTRALIAN HOMES

    CI: Downes, Prof Barbara
    Other CIs: Lester, Dr Rebecca(E); Rice, Prof Stephen(E)
    Project: EXPLAINING SPECIES DIVERSITY IN A FRACTAL WORLD

    CI: Downes, Prof Barbara
    Other CIs: Lester, Dr Rebecca(E); Chesson, Prof Peter(E)
    Project: SPECIES COEXISTENCE IN THE REAL WORLD: NOVEL FIELD TESTS OF COMPLEX THEORY

    CI: Dressler, A/Prof Wolfram
    Other CIs: Fabinyi, Dr Michael(E); Barclay, A/Prof Kate(E); Pido, Prof Michael(E)
    Project: GOVERNING THE BLUE ECONOMY IN MARITIME ASIA-PACIFIC

    CI: Drysdale, A/Prof Russell
    Other CIs: Wolff, Prof Eric(E); Woodhead, Prof Jonathan; Zanchetta, A/Prof Giovanni(E); Regattieri, Dr Eleonora(E); Ferretti, Dr Patrizia(E); Lohmann, Prof Gerrit(E); Sanchez-Goni, Prof Maria(E); Skinner, Dr Luke(E); Tzedakis, Prof Dr Polychronis(E)
    Project: UNDERSTANDING INTERGLACIAL DIVERSITY

    CI: Head, Prof Lesley(S)
    Other CIs: Jackson, Prof Sue(E); Palmer, A/Prof Lisa(S); Robertson, Dr Morgan(E); Castree, Prof Noel(E); Stenseke, Prof Ingela(E)
    Project: SOCIAL BENEFITS OF MARKET-BASED POLICY INSTRUMENTS FOR CARBON AND WATER

    CI: Jeffrey, Prof Craig
    Other CIs: Dyson, Dr Jane
    Project: SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES OF YOUTH ACTION IN INDIA

    CI: Kennedy, A/Prof David
    Other CIs: Woodroffe, Prof Colin(E); Murray-Wallace, Prof Colin(E)
    Project: SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES ON SANDY COASTS IN SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA

    CI: Kennedy, A/Prof David
    Other CIs: Reef, Dr Ruth(E); Wong, Dr Vanessa(E); Spencer, Prof Tom(E); Brooks, Dr Susan(E); Moeller, Dr Iris(E)
    Project: THE ROLE OF VEGETATED FORESHORES IN STABILISING AUSTRALIA'S SHORELINES

    CI: Mcmichael, Dr Celia(S)
    Other CIs: Kothari, Prof Uma(S); Mcnamara, Dr Karen(E); Arnall, Dr Alex(E)
    Project: SEA-LEVEL RISE AND EVERYDAY LIVES IN SMALL ISLAND STATES

    CI: Palmer, A/Prof Lisa
    Other CIs: Mcwilliam, Dr Andrew(E)
    Project: SPIRITUAL ECOLOGIES AND CUSTOMARY GOVERNANCE IN POST-CONFLICT EAST TIMOR

    CI: Rutherfurd, A/Prof Ian
    Other CIs: Lawrence, A/Prof Susan(E); Silvester, Dr Ewen(E); Baldwin, Dr Darren(E); Macklin, Prof Mark(E)
    Project: RIVERS OF GOLD: THE LEGACY OF HISTORICAL GOLD MINING FOR VICTORIA’S RIVERS

    CI: Webber, Prof Michael
    Other CIs: Barnett, Prof Jonathon; Crow-Miller, Asst Prof Britt(E); Wang, Prof Mark; Chen, A/Prof Dan(E); Rutherfurd, A/Prof Ian; Finlayson, A/Prof Brian
    Project: THE TECHNOPOLITICS OF CHINA'S SOUTH - NORTH WATER TRANSFER PROJECT

    CI: Wiesel, Dr Ilan
    Other CIs: Gleeson, Prof Brendan; Bigby, Prof Christine
    Project: THE DISABILITY INCLUSIVE CITY

  • Future Fellowships

    CI: Bissell, A/Prof David
    Project: HOW DIGITAL ON-DEMAND MOBILE WORK IS TRANSFORMING AUSTRALIAN CITIES

  • Linkage Infrastructure (Equipment and Facilities)

    CI: Fletcher, Dr Michael-Shawn
    Project: A NATIONAL FACILITY FOR THE ANALYSIS OF PYROGENIC CARBON (NON-LEAD)

  • Linkage Projects

    CI: Downes, Prof Barbara
    Other CIs: Bond, Doctor Nick(E); Lake, Professor Philip(E); Reich, Doctor Paul(E); Coleman, Mr Rhys(E)
    Project: RESTORING FUNCTIONAL LINKS BETWEEN RIPARIAN ZONES AND STREAMS BY ENHANCING STRUCTURAL RETENTION

    CI: Drysdale, A/Prof Russell
    Other CIs: Arnold, Dr Lee(E); Hill, Prof Robert(E); Reed, Dr Elizabeth(E); Cooper, Prof Alan(E); Austin, A/Prof Jeremy(E); Tibby, Dr John(E); Hellstrom, Dr John; Price, Dr Gilbert(E)
    Project: NARACOORTE CAVES: A CRITICAL WINDOW ON FAUNAL EXTINCTIONS AND PAST CLIMATES

    CI: Rutherfurd, A/Prof Ian
    Other CIs: Sheldon, A/Prof Fran(E); Olley, Prof Jonathon(E); Steward, Dr Morag(E); Nilsson, Prof Christer(E); Burton, Dr Joanne(E)
    Project: CAN WE SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES? EFFECTIVE RESTORATION STRATEGIES IN RAPIDLY CHANGING SUBTROPICAL RIVER SYSTEMS

    CI: Rutherfurd, A/Prof Ian
    Other CIs: Dr Petter Nyman, Dr Gary Sheridan; A/Prof Patrick Lane; Dr Owen Jones; Dr Shane Haydon; Mr Charles Showers
    Project: MITIGATING EXTREME WATER SUPPLY CONTAMINATION IN BUSHFIRE BURNED CATCHMENTS

    CI: Wiesel, Dr Ilan
    Other CIs: Frkovic, Mr Ivan(E); Dent, Mr Adam(E); O'Neill, Ms Justine(E); Donne, Mr Andrew(E); Bigby, Prof Christine(E); Douglas, Prof Jacinta(E); Carney, Prof Terry(E); Then, Ms Shih-Ning(E); Chesterman, Dr John(E); Burgess, Ms Mary(E); Carne, Mr Peter(E); Siegel-Brown, Ms Natalie(E)
    Project: EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE DISABILITY

  • Early Career Researchers Grants Scheme

    CI: Konlechner, Dr Teresa
    Project: DOES VEGETATION MEDIATE DUNE RECOVERY FOLLOWING COASTAL EROSION?

  • McKenzie Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

    CI: Prendergast, Dr Amy
    Project: THE ROLE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE EXPANSION OF EARLY MODERN HUMAN POPULATIONS AND THE DEMISE OF NEANDERTHALS

  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, R&D Programs

    CI: Cook, Dr Brian
    Other CIs: Farquharson, A/Prof Robert; Lamb, Dr Vanessa
    Project: ASEM 2013/003 UPTAKE OF AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGIES AND BEST PRACTICE AMONGST FARMERS IN BATTAMBANG AND PAILIN PROVINCES, CAMBODIA

  • BHP Billiton Iron Ore

    CI: Rutherfurd, A/Prof Ian
    Project: IMPROVING THE DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES OF MINING STREAM DIVERSIONS IN THE EASTERN PILBARA BY UNDERSTANDING THE GEOMORPHOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF NATURAL ANABRANCHING STREAMS. (Support for a PhD project)

  • Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

    CI: Mcsweeney, Dr Sarah
    Project: GEOMORPHIC PREDICTION MODULE TO SUPPORT THE MANAGEMENT OF ARTIFICIAL ESTUARY OPENINGS

  • Deakin University, RO Collaborative Agreement

    CI: Kennedy, A/Prof David
    Project: IMPROVING COASTAL EROSION ASSESSMENTS FOR VICTORIA

  • Department of Environment Land Water & Planning

    Climate Change Innovation Grant

    CI: Kennedy, A/Prof David
    Other CIs: Gallop, Dr Shari(E)
    Project: BAY BEACH RESILIANCE TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    Port Phillip Bay Fund

    CI: Kennedy, A/Prof David
    Other CIs: Konlechner, Dr Teresa; Ierodiaconou, Assoc. Prof. Daniel(E)
    Project: CITIZEN-SCIENCE DRONES FOR BAYSIDE BEACH HABITAT

  • Department of Industry; NSW Crown Lands and Water

    CI: Downes, Prof Barbara
    Project: EFFECTS OF DAMS ON OVIPOSITION BY AQUATIC INSECTS

  • Glenelg Hopkins CMA

    CI: Rutherfurd, A/Prof Ian
    Project: THE DYNAMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF SAND IN THE GLENELG RIVER, VICTORIA

  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Reef Guardians Research Grants

    CI: Garber, Jonathan Lloyd(Stu)
    Project: THE ROLE OF RIPARIAN VEGETATION IN PROTECTING WATER QUALITY BY TRAPPING FINE SEDIMENT IN SOUTH EASTERN QUEENSLAND RIVER CORRIDORS

  • La Trobe University; Australian Red Cross

    CI: McMichael, Dr Celia
    Project: TO GAIN AN IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING OF THE MOTIVATORS AND OBSTACLES TO SUSTAINED HYGIENE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN RED CROSS PROJECTS IN NEPAL FOR ITS WASH PROGRAMMING.

  • Melbourne Water Corporation

    CI: Cook, Dr Brian
    Project: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (CEDRR)

  • National Geographic Society Committee for Research

    CI: Mcmichael, Dr Celia
    Project: NAVIGATING RISING SEAS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RELOCATION IN FIJI, THE MALDIVES AND TUVALU

  • NSW Department of Primary Industries

    CI: Rutherfurd, A/Prof Ian
    Project: EROSION AROUND LARGE WOOD IN RIVERS (MURRAY RIVER). (Support for a PhD project)

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