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 30 PhD students. We also lead USC’s sustainability teaching programs. Our goal is to help regions transition towards sustainability.
SRC news via USC
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.
4 December 2015
Eight outstanding staff awarded for excellence
The outstanding efforts of eight University of the Sunshine Coast staff in research, learning and teaching, engagement and service have been recognised with Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.
2 December 2015
Arctic research is timely for climate summit
As world leaders meet in Paris for the 2015 United Nations climate talks, new research co-authored by a University of the Sunshine Coast academic has suggested they look to the Arctic for inspiration on how to best respond to climate change.
24 November 2015
Academic picked for global initiative
The University of the Sunshine Coast’s standing as an international leader in sustainability research has been recognised with the selection of a USC academic to the steering committee of a new sustainability initiative