We develop high-quality, high-impact solutions to environmental and land management challenges, working across disciplines and scales and across urban, rural and wild land environments.

We focus on impact, working in research partnerships in industry, government and community to implement solutions. Our graduate research program provides opportunities for high-quality training and engagement with partners.

Research prospectus

Faculty of Science researchers conduct diverse and varied research in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our scientists are global leaders in their fields, finding solutions to the biggest issues we face today.

The School of Ecosystem and Forest Science embraces a wide range of disciplines in the study of ecosystem processes and ecosystem management. Our staff and students work in urban, rural, and wildland settings in Australia and across the globe. Our school undertakes research to address environmental issues such as climate change, bushfires, urban sustainability, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, invasive species and biosecurity threats.

Explore our research prospectus to find out what projects our leading academics are investigating.

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The cover of the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences research prospectus

Research themes

Five categories of research in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Science: Forests, Fire, Water, Cities, People and Society.

Research groups

Infrastructure and facilities

Our research is supported by excellent research infrastructure and facilities, on campus or in the field. Some of our facilities are directly linked with national and international research initiatives and accessible to the wider scientific community.

More about our infrastructure and facilities

PhDs and Masters by research

Start your research career here with a graduate research course.

More about graduate research with us

Connect with us

If you would like to study with us, or discuss opportunities for collaboration, or helping to fund our work, see below for how to get in touch.

Study with us

Join over 10,000 students at the Faculty of Science with a range of honours, graduate, and research degrees. Visit the Graduate hub for information and enquiries about graduate studies.

Support us

Our generous benefactors make our work possible. Visit Support us to find out how you can support our leading research and help change the lives of future generations by funding science scholarships.

Collaborate with us

The Faculty of Science invites interested organisations who would like to explore collaborative research or use our developed technologies. Please get in touch with our Business Development team to discuss.

Frances Guyett
Director, Business Development, Physical Sciences
Research, Innovation & Commercialisation | The University of Melbourne
Incorporating UoM Commercial Ltd and the School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Phone: +61 417 535 617