Environmental Sciences

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

Study Aquatic Ecology at UNEDevelop skills in understanding and managing aquatic ecosystems to reduce our impacts on our wetlands, rivers and estuaries.

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Earth Sciences

Study Earth Sciences at UNEEarth science covers a large range of disciplines, especially geology. Geologists and other specialist geoscientists study the Earth from both a physical and historical perspective.

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Ecosystem Management

Study Ecosystem Management at UNEOur teaching and research span disciplines such as biological conservation, land and water management, natural resource policy and geographical information systems.

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Study Engineering at UNEEngineering 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.

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Geographic Information Systems

Study GIS at UNEGeographic 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.

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Study Palaeontology at UNEPalaeontology is the study of prehistoric life forms (or fossils) preserved in rocks and ancient sediments and the evolution of life on Earth.

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Plant Science

Study Plant Science at UNEPlant science includes the study of plant diversity, structure and function, ecology and interactions with other organisms.

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Pollution Science

Study Pollution Science at UNEOur 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.

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Study Systematics at UNESystematics, including taxonomy, is particularly focused on the scientific pursuit of discovering species in nature and reconstructing their evolutionary relationships.

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Wildlife Ecology and Management

Study Wildlife Ecology at UNEOur 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.

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Study Zoology at UNEZoology is the science of studying and understanding animals living on land, in freshwater or in the sea.

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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.