Our research looks at the best ways to design, plan and manage Australia's landscapes to support biodiversity in a changing world.
We’re finding new ways to balance the interests and rights of industry, community and government stakeholders and to bring together science, Indigenous and local knowledge, for sustainable stewardship of landscapes and seascapes.
Fire and ecology in northern Australia
We look at the role of fire in the ecosystems of northern Australia and how best to manage its impact on biodiversity and greenhouse gas emissions.
Understanding fire in tropical savannas
Tropical savannas are Australia's most fire-prone biome, with up to half of many savanna landscapes being burnt each year.
Burning to manage greenhouse gas emissions
Tropical savanna fires make a significant contribution to the nation's accountable greenhouse gas emissions. Our research looks at how to measure and manage these emissions, as well as Indigenous livelihood opportunities from the emerging carbon economy.
Indigenous people have a major stake in the sustainable management of northern Australia’s terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.