Plant and Ecosystem Processes
Under this theme we investigate fundamental processes and mechanisms that govern the development and functioning of organisms and ecosystems. Understanding the biological, ecological and biogeochemical processes that affect the world around us is a prerequisite to defining how we can sustainably live within the limits of our natural environment.
Ecosystem and Landscape Management (Applied Ecosystem Science)
Research under this theme develops the science underpinning effective management of natural landscapes that considers ecological, social, and cultural needs of current and future generations.
Environmental Social Science
Environmental Social Science focuses on the human element of ecosystems. Research under this theme investigates psycho-social dimensions of environmental management, social factors that cause environmental problems, the societal impacts of those problems, and efforts to solve these problems as well as policy mechanisms to address some major environmental issues