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.
How can I save the Reef?
Many Australians do not know what they can individually do to make a difference to the health of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef (GBR), according to a survey led by QUT researchers.Learn why most Australians aren't connecting climate change and reef health
More animal viruses on the way, unless we protect nature
Research says up to 850,000 undiscovered viruses which could be transferred to humans are thought to exist in mammal and avian hosts.How human damage to biodiversity is leading us into a pandemic era
QUT researchers study biodiversity from all angles
Many of our early career researchers are focused on the conservation of biodiversity through a range of projects that examine, protect and improve the conservation of endemic species and natural systems in both terrestrial and marine landscapes.Discover how these projects are conserving biological diversity
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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