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Welcome to

RIEL

Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods

Why choose RIEL?

  • 'Outstanding performance' in environmental science and management​, and ecology​

    2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking: 5

  • Performance above world standard in ecological applications

    2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) ranking: 4

     

  • RIEL is ranked ‘High’ in engagement, impact and approach to impact

    2018 Engagement and Impact assessment (EI)​ ranking: High

     

Research

Postgraduate study

Consultancy services

Directors' message

Karen Gibb and Jenny Davis
RIEL co-directors Professor Karen Gibb and Professor Jenny Davis.

Welcome to the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods. We host and offer internationally significant research initiatives, postgraduate study and consultancy services related to natural and human systems in northern Australia and neighbouring regions.

Our teaching and research excellence, collaborative approach, and dynamic staff and students are making a RIEL difference across the region.

We feel privileged to be supporting such achievements at this important time for the north and hope to work with you soon.

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Our research areas

Biodiversity conservation

Communities and livelihoods

Savanna and arid ecology

Water and catchments