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Sustainability and Environment

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Significant research into sustainability and the environment can also be found under the research themes: Animal and Marine Ecology; Aquaculture and Agriculture; and Forest Research.

The Sustainability Research Centre focuses on understanding the social dimensions of environmental change by examining societal responses to the impacts of local and global climate change.

The SRC uses a cross-disciplinary approach that incorporates the areas of human geography and environmental management, and embraces the disciplines of social, behavioural and economic sciences.

SRC research contributes to knowledge in the areas of:

  • Sustainability science
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Cultural resilience and vulnerability
  • Natural resource management
  • Indigenous knowledge and community livelihoods

SRC members undertake research on the impacts of climate change in local and international settings with research partners in Sweden, Canada, the USA, the UK, Germany, New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research (ACPIR) is a multidisciplinary research centre that provides a focal point for the expertise and experience of the many USC academics and researchers conducting research and development projects in the Pacific Islands region.

The Indigenous Studies Research Theme focuses on the cultures, histories, rights, interests, knowledges and perspectives of Indigenous peoples throughout the world.

Formed in 2014 by Associate Professor Terry Lucke, the Stormwater Research Group (SWRG) aims to develop a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in the area of stormwater management.

More Sustainability and Environment research at USC

CoastSnapQld is a partnership between Sunshine Coast Council and USC, using the photo-point fixture at the southern end of Alexandra Headland beach, you can capture images of the coastline with your mobile device and share these with USC scientists.

Over time, the CoastSnap community beach monitoring database will provide new insights and better help communities understand and manage our dynamic coast.

CoastSnap

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