Research in Practice
Identifying multiple stresses and adapting to climate change impacts in Pacific Island countries.
TEK and Beluga Whales
Knowledge co-production for ecosystem health in the Beaufort Sea.
Indigenous Land Management
Indigenous land management in urban and peri-urban landscapes on the Sunshine Coast.
Community resilience and climate change
The impacts of climate change on communities in Cambodia and Vietnam.
A five year project to integrate Inuit traditional knowledge and western science to research climate change impacts.
The Sustainability Research Centre (SRC) is focused on understanding the relationships between people, place and change. We adopt a transdisciplinary and collaborative approach broadly aligned with the fields of human geography and environmental management.
Our researchers include over 60 staff and 42 PhD students. We also lead USC’s sustainability teaching programs. Our goal is to help regions transition towards sustainability.
SRC news via USC
5 December 2017
Master of Arts to improve Vanuatu livelihoods
A Vanuatu Government trade official has taken his USC Master of Arts food security research straight to the decision-makers of the South Pacific island nation.
5 November 2017
Students fly to UN climate conference in Germany
Four USC Sustainability students and a Sustainability Research Centre academic will take their passion for environmental issues to Germany this week, when they attend an annual conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
31 October 2017
USC sustainability research celebrates milestone
The local and global impacts of USC’s Sustainability Research Centre over the past decade have been outlined by its academics, research students and graduates, and partners in the community.
6 July 2017
Drone research meets traditional knowledge
A USC researcher has been flying drones over a major river in Fiji as part of an innovative project that is combining conventional science with traditional ecological knowledge.
14 July 2016
Happy app developer wins research contest
A PhD student who has developed an app to help people become happier has won USC’s 2016 Three Minute Thesis competition.
20 April 2016
Redcliffe USC graduate researches mangroves
A 23-year-old Redcliffe resident examining the importance of mangroves to sustainable land management in coastal regions has graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of the Sunshine Coast.