Researchers from the Institute undertake a wide variety of research projects across a number of fields including the arts, communication, education, economics, regional development, social science, natural resource management, ecology, biodiversity, cultural heritage, modelling, environmental management and eco-agriculture.
Much of this research is done in collaboration with colleagues from across the University, other universities, Government departments, research agencies and industry partners.
The Institute has set itself the challenge of continuing to lift its research income and increase the breadth and scope of its research projects.
ILWS was a major contributor to CSU obtaining a ranking of 4/5 for Environmental Science and Management in the 2010 national ERA research assessment undertaken by the Australian Research Council. A ranking of 4/5 indicates the research is considered to be above world standard.
The Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA 2012) assessment outcomes have been announced by the ARC http://www.arc.gov.au/era/. Both the narrow Field of Research “Environmental Science and Management” and the broad field of “Environmental Sciences” at CSU received a 4 rating indicating above world standard.