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Research theme

Risk, resilience and sustainability

Engaging in research to support the development of resilient, adaptable and sustainable communities.


Through inter-disciplinary research, the Risk, Resilience and Sustainability team contribute new knowledge about the magnitude and complexity of challenges in human-environment relations; their causes; and the likely political, economic, and social consequences.

In turn, we develop practical responses that aim to support the development of resilient, adaptable, and sustainable communities.

Research strengths

  • Disasters, environment and climate risk reduction
  • Human-environment resilience
  • Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
  • Climate change and adaption
  • Disaster governance
  • Urban sustainability
  • Food security and agricultural science
  • Sustainable architecture and construction waste management
  • Environmental, agricultural and biodiversity economics
  • Renewable energy 
  • Indigenous renewable energy
  • Pests, threats and diseases
Researcher Miranda Booth looks at computer screen

Risk, disasters and resilience

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