The Centre for the Environment brings together researchers from across disciplines with partners from government, industry and communities to support and promote real-world solutions for environmental challenges. Our research actively embraces the human dimensions of governance and decision-making as opportunities for change.
Environmental monitoring at scale
We develop automated data collection devices, systems and innovative techniques to collect, integrate, analyse, and visualise ecological data.
We are developing hard and soft environmental engineering solutions across a range of marine and terrestrial landscapes.
Making better environmental decisions
We bring together experts in mathematical ecology, conservation biology and ecological science to improve environmental management at local, regional and national scales.
Human dimensions and governance
We catalyse collaboration between diverse qualitative, quantitative and design-focused social sciences to improve environmental policy, law and planning.
COVID-19 and human-wildlife conflict
Never before have we seen how the human use of wildlife can yield such catastrophe, as we have with COVID-19.Most laws ignore ‘human-wildlife conflict’. This makes us vulnerable to pandemics
Flying high to find koalas
QUT researchers will apply their innovative method for detecting koalas using drones and infrared imaging in a collaborative project to identify wildlife populations in bushfire-affected areas.Drones to seek out surviving koalas in bushfire zones
QUT is undertaking real-world research projects to help safeguard our present and future water quality and supply.Securing Australia’s water supply
Monitoring biodiversity using sound
Researchers are using acoustics sensing technologies to listen in to and preserve Australia's fragile and diverse environment.How ecoacoustics is being used at QUT's Samford Ecological Research Facility
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