ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University


Fowl Play ILWS research finds new resident

Fowl playILWS PhD candidate Liz Znidersic recently visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study secretive bird species on the Oak Ridge Reservation with wildlife coordinator Kelly Roy. By using video and audio equipment, she found a new resident on the reservation -- a Purple Gallinule.

Magpies and Raptors help out in vineyards

magpies in vineyardsNew Scientist has picked up on research by ILWS PhD candidate  Rebecca Peisley and her colleagues, that suggests a cheap, easy, environmentally friendly alternative that halves bird damage to grapes.

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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


Call for applications reopen September 2017