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.

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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Time travel along the Murray River Valley

Time travel along the Murray River Valley

Archaeologists are uncovering the past to understand the future.

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Understanding plant growth

Understanding plant growth

Innovations in plant studies will lead to a more sustainable future.

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Climate solutions for Australian farmers

Climate solutions for Australian farmers

Developing new wheat varieties for the changing Australian climate.

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Can Vietnam go green?

Can Vietnam go green?

Vietnam has strong opportunities to grow environmental engagement.

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