Resilient environments & communities
The protection and restoration of ecosystems is critical to combating climate change, pollution, desertification and loss of biodiversity.
La Trobe researchers work in partnership with environment and community groups, government, industry and First Peoples to develop new approaches to ensure our ecosystems and natural resources are resilient, sustainable, biodiverse and protected. La Trobe is uniquely positioned to engage with regional communities to achieve this goal.
Protection and restoration of vulnerable ecosystems and community resilience in the face of environmental and climate threat.
Our priorities are to:
Understand our ecosystems
Our researchers ensure conservation and biodiversity by investigating how species and ecosystems respond to environmental changes.
Respond to climate change
Our researchers safeguard landscapes, resources and communities by examining the impact of climate and environmental threats.
Promote agricultural sustainability
Our researchers provide solutions to ensure that sustainable agricultural practices enhance environmental resilience for improved health and wellbeing.
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