Murdoch University is committed to excellence in teaching and research within an international context. Murdoch University is a member of the Innovative Research Universities Australia alliance, which was formed to encourage activities in research, teaching and learning, international programs, commercial enterprises, regional initiatives and engagement with business, professions and communities.
Schol of Environmental Science
The School's mission is "To excel in pure and applied research and teaching in environmental science; to disseminate knowledge and research results that can help in resolving environmental problems; and to serve community needs."
The School’s research areas encompass our seven major themes: air, land, water, biota, people, policy and technology. Most school staff are members of University Areas of Research Strength, namely Ecosystem Management and Restoration, and Technologies and Policies for Sustainable Development. Specific topics include:
environmental impact assessment
policy and law
ecosystem management and restoration
marine, estuarine and wetland ecology
nature-based tourism and nature conservation management
Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy
The ISTP was established in 1988 to help create a better understanding of the roles and effects of science and technology for the benefit of all sectors of society. The ISTP has grown to become Australia’s leading research institute for sustainability and one of the largest in the world. ISTP research focuses on integrating policy for simultaneously creating a better economy, an improved environment and a more just, participative society.
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Marine and Freshwater Research Laboratory
The Marine and Freshwater Research Laboratory incorporates a fully equipped, NATA accredited facility for the analysis of fresh, estuarine and marine samples. The Laboratory is also licenced by AQIS to handle samples from overseas.
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Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture
CLIMA is a research alliance between the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, The University of Western Australia, CSIRO and Murdoch University, formed to apply leading edge science to the problems and priorities identified by the Western Australian grain and pasture legume industries. The objective is to create value for industries and the wider community, by maximising the benefits of cooperation and coordination of research.
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