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Environmental science at CDU

Research Institutes and centres

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a research-intensive university with outstanding performance and recognised excellence in Indigenous and tropical health, environmental science and public policy. Our research portfolio has a real-world impact, within and beyond our unique location in Northern Australia.

The majority of CDU's research is interdisciplinary and conducted across the below research centres. The CDU Institute of Advanced Studies coordinates units with researchers from CDU's six colleges.

Our research institutes and centres

Menzies School of Health Research

Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods

Northern Institute

Energy and Resources Institute

The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre

The Australasian Centre for Resilience Implementation for Sustainable Communities

Current research projects

  • River Carbon

    New research finds issues with greenhouse gas calculations

    New research led by the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods has found the amount of greenhouse gas released by rivers is not being calculated accurately.

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  • Rote-Leaf-Warbler

    CDU researcher involved in discovery of new bird species

    A Charles Darwin University researcher has collaborated with a joint research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Indonesian Institute of Science to investigate an unusual new songbird species. 

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  • Professor Jai Singh

    Researchers on honours list

    Professor Jai Singh, lecturer in materials engineering, renewable energy and mathematics, has been honoured in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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