ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University


World first study unlocking the secrets of cryptic and endangered birds

This world-first study decoding recordings of endangered and cryptic species paves the way for future conservation efforts - a collaboration between QUT EcoAcoustics Research Group and ILWS PhD scholarship student Liz Znidersic is also written up in a recent paper.

ILWS Team win "Most valuable team" ribbon in University BioQuest

Congratulations to Team members  Associate Professor Dale Nimmo, Dr James Turner, Dr James Van Dyke, Dr Maggie Watson, Dr Damian Michael, ILWS PhD scholarship student Mr Harry Moore, and Ms Karen Retra who were the university team with the highest average score per team member from both submitted sightings and correct identifications.

Fish Passage 2018 International Conference Albury

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.