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.

River blackfish found during fish monitoring in Yallakool Creek, southern NSW

Researchers from ILWS and NSW Fisheries have detected river blackfish (Gadopsis marmoratus) in Yallakool Creek in the Edward-Wakool river system for the first time since the monitoring of environmental flows commenced in 2010.

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.