Environment, Wellbeing and Sustainable Communities
The Environment, Wellbeing and Sustainable Communities cluster seeks to understand how interdependent environmental and social systems affect the wellbeing and sustainability of people and populations. It examines how people inhabit, use and alter ‘natural’, rural and urban environments in diverse places
Our research has specific expertise in relation to:
Environmental disruption and displacement
The political ecology of resource access
Vulnerabilities to environmental change and infectious disease
Climate change and its impacts
Agri-food systems and practices
The impacts and management of extractive industries
The contestation and governance of lived experiences of nature.
Our research is conducted largely in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region, using scientific, spatial, social scientific, and interdisciplinary approaches, and often working in collaboration with institutions and communities in our research settings.