ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University


ILWS PhD Graduates

Congratulations to our PhD graduates. Three ILWS scholarship holders are among the 13 new Drs whose topics spanned ecosystems, frogs, shrimp, water management, residential values of healthy rivers, community spirit in flood recovery, mental health issues and more. For details of their research topic and thesis.

Community Forestry in Nepal

Community Forestry in Nepal Adapting to a Changing World Edited by Richard Thwaites, Robert Fisher, Mohan PoudelCongratulations Dr Rik Thwaites, Dr Mohan Poudel, Dr Binod Devkota, Dr Eak Rana and Dr Popular Gentle on the publication of the book Community Forestry in Nepal. The book, which is edited by Rik Thwaites, Robert Fisher and Mohan Poudel and published by Routledge is the culmination of 10 years work and includes research which led to four PhDs. This book will be featured at the ILWS book launch at CSU Albury-Wodonga February 27, 2018. Recently published a book for which you would like increased international academic exposure?

About Us

We are a multi and trans-disciplinary Research Centre at Charles Sturt University, Australia's largest regional university. In partnership with government and others, we undertake biophysical, social and economic research to address local, regional, national and global issues.
Our researchers are involved in individual, collaborative and commissioned work around Australia and the world. Research is undertaken within four thematic (not mutually exclusive) areas:
* Biodiversity Conservation
* Environmental Water
* Rural and Regional Communities
* Sustainable Development (International)

Our mission is to undertake internationally recognised integrated environmental, social and economic research for rural and regional areas.

Research Strategy

ILWS Research Strategy 2017


Expressions of Interest for a fish ecology PhD scholarship

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships - Institute for Land, Water and Society (AGRTP-ILWS) have closed for 2017.


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