The Environmental Sciences at UNE is a diverse and exciting area of study that aims to understand and improve our natural environment, with projects and courses ranging from ecology, river restoration and ecosystem management to geographical information systems (GIS), conservation and many others.
Graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to have a real, tangible impact on our world.
Aquatic Ecology and Management
Develop skills in understanding and managing aquatic ecosystems to reduce our impacts on our wetlands, rivers and estuaries.
Earth science covers a large range of disciplines, especially geology. Geologists and other specialist geoscientists study the Earth from both a physical and historical perspective.
Our teaching and research span disciplines such as biological conservation, land and water management, natural resource policy and geographical information systems.
Engineering is concerned with achieving maximum benefit from our natural resources of soil, water, plants, animals and minerals in a responsible and empathetic way for the long-term benefit of society.
Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Science is used to solve problems in an increasing range of applications where geographic information is important. Any field that is using spatial data is now turning to Geographic Information Systems for help in data analysis and display.
Palaeontology is the study of prehistoric life forms (or fossils) preserved in rocks and ancient sediments and the evolution of life on Earth.
Plant science includes the study of plant diversity, structure and function, ecology and interactions with other organisms.
Our research and teaching focusses on understanding how pollutants cause risk in our environment and working out appropriate management or remediation strategies to mitigate these risks.
Systematics, including taxonomy, is particularly focused on the scientific pursuit of discovering species in nature and reconstructing their evolutionary relationships.
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Our research and teaching focus includes conservation and management of the region's rare and threatened fauna on the one hand, and understanding ways to mitigate the impacts of exotic species on the other.
Zoology is the science of studying and understanding animals living on land, in freshwater or in the sea.
In addition to the areas of study listed above, many of those in the rural sciences will also improve your capacity to understand and manage the natural world.