Sustainability database


Environment and Ecology

The Faculty of Life Science's Environment and Ecology research theme (Directed by Prof Richard Preziosi) focuses on applied research that addresses 21st century environmental challenges.

The food we eat, the water we drink, and the fuel that powers our industries are all dwindling resources that we harvest from the world around us. As our populations expand and natural areas are converted to farmland and cities, we lose the services that nature provided for free.

Global changes in climate alter species ranges, causing the loss of some species and allowing pathogens and parasites to colonise new areas and new host populations. From laboratories to rain forests, researchers in the Environment and Ecology research theme are working to meet these challenges and improve our quality of life while sustaining the natural world around us.

We have active research programmes in ecology, emerging and re-emerging diseases, biodiversity, bioarchaeology and palaeobiology, water security, conservation biology, and food security.

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