The School of Environmental Sciences provides an exciting research environment, with a unique blend of research strengths, including:
- conservation policy, planning and development
- ecosystem conservation and management
- recreation and ecotourism
- cultural heritage studies
The School houses a vibrant group of Postgraduate students and an active undergraduate Honours program. School research facilities include fully equipped laboratories, a herbarium and a mobile field unit ('The JC Truck').
For further information on Postgraduate or honours programs within our school, follow these links:
- Honours in Environmental Sciences
- Postgraduate research in Environmental Sciences
- Potential honours projects 2010
Institute for Land, Water and Society
In 2005 the University established the Institute for Land Water and Society (ILWS), a research institute representing some 200 environmental and ecological scientists, social researchers and economists. Many of these researchers are recognised internationally and are making important contributions to regional sustainability and conservation.
The Institute was initially formed from the pre-existing Centre for Rural Social Rearch and the Johnstone Centre for Natural Resources and Society. It now has five established discipline groups - Centre for Rural Social Research, Ecology, Human Dimensions of Environmental Management, Water Systems, Economics and Regional Development, and the emerging group of Arts, Culture and Communications.
The Charles Sturt University Virtual Herbarium is taking the plants of the Murray and Murrumbidgee to the web. The Virtual Herbarium allows you to view specimen information and images, obtain detailed revegetation information for the South West Slopes and the Riverina of NSW, access the On-Line Grasses Guide and use the Woodland Web.
- Many of the School's publications are available through the Institute for Land, Water and Society, and individual's homepages (follow the links from Staff Contacts or Research Students).
- Refereed publications - a selection of refereed publications (books, book chapters, journal papers and conference papers) authored by School staff and research students.
- Completed theses - Doctoral, Masters and Honours theses completed in the School of Environmental and Information Sciences.