Research within our School is built upon extensive expertise in geography, geoscience and atmospheric science, ranging from the social sciences through to the quantitative physical sciences.
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In addition to discipline expertise, we have strength in a number of multi-disciplinary areas including climate change, resource futures, space, place and social change, environmental hazards, Indigenous knowledge and Earth system interactions.
Our research pushes the frontiers of knowledge about climate change. We have expertise in understanding past, present, and future impacts of climate change on climate systems, ecosystems, landscapes and sociocultural systems, as well as the fundamental science of climate and weather.
Earth System Interactions
Our research unravels the dynamic interface between life, the environment, and the solid Earth. We answer fundamental questions relating to the past and future of the Earth while addressing the pressing need to improve ecosystem resilience, bioremediation, carbon cycling, and food security.
Our research enhances knowledge of the physical and socio-political dimensions of environmental hazards. We propose solutions to ensure the sustainability of natural and built environments in the face of rapid global change.
Our researchers partner with diverse Indigenous groups in Australia and overseas to advance understanding and communication of Indigenous ambitions, experiences, knowledges, rights, and wellbeing that is vital for social justice.
Our research expands understandings of the future of resources from a range of geological, atmospheric, and geographical perspectives. Our research recognises that transition to more sustainable futures require a multi-disciplinary approach spanning expertise across the school.
Space, Place and Social Change
Our research examines how major shifts in global and national societies are transforming people’s lives and spatial processes. Our scholarship is changing the way that social movements, governments, industries, and people think about space, place, and society.