CSI key research areas
The Centre provides a multi-disciplinary platform for research on the inland.
Our researchers come from many disciplines and approaches, integrating social and environmental sciences and the humanities to more deeply understand the nature of ‘Inland’. Our work can be categorised across three Key Research areas, although many of the projects stretch across multiple themes and areas.
In 2021, we launched the Centre for the Study of the Inland Asia. This brought together La Trobe researchers across a range of disciplines who are interested in the inlands of Asia.
Our Inland Environments tell us the story of profound changes in the environment for millennia. Our researchers are doing work all along this timeline.
The Australian Inland is rich in resources and these resources have created and nurtured the communities that have grown up around them. Our researchers explore opportunities for equitable land and resource sharing.
Inland Australia shapes and is shaped by social transformations over the course of its long history. Inland Australia is a space of movement and flows, not just settlement.
From the Dry Zones of northern Sri Lanka to the plateaus and rivers of the Himalaya, CSI Asia brings together researchers of the inland.