Centre for Ecosystem Science

Waterbirds at the Gayini Wetlands

With long-term monitoring of breeding events, UNSW researchers also identify trends and changes in the health of wetlands and rivers.

Breeding colony of pelicans surrounded by water

Scientists winged their way across one-third of Australia to collect data for the 2022 Eastern Australian Waterbird Survey, an annual health check of our freshwater ecosystems.

grey headed flying fox pteropus poliocephalus

Bats host many viruses dangerous to humans. But it’s only when their habitats are destroyed that we’re at risk.

a scuba diver swims through moody waters and rock formations

The common platform heralds a new era of global conservation and management policy applications.

Mallee eucalypt woodland in arid South Australia

Soils in high-priority areas are poorly protected by existing global conservation initiatives.

The Gidgealpa floodplain

A new study identifies major environmental concerns for the Lake Eyre Basin rivers, among the most pristine in the world.

teenage girl holding magnifying glass explores nature and the environment

We can all channel our inner amateur researcher and make a valuable contribution to science.

wompoo fruit-dove

Australian rainforests and bird communities remain under threat following the catastrophic 2019-2020 bushfire season, new UNSW Sydney research shows.

Crest-tailed mulgara

This is the project milestone ecologists had been hoping for.

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