Natural Environment
Healthy natural systems are vital for the health of the Earth and all it's inhabitants.

Our research seeks to investigate how to monitor, evaluate and restore natural ecosystems
as well as work with and learn from nature for the betterment of society.

Focus Areas

Regenerating reefs
Finding solutions to re-grow the Great Barrier Reef and ensure its long-term survival.
Cyclones in a changing climate
Exploring how climate change may influence tropical cyclones and other extreme weather events.
Waves
Understanding and monitoring ocean waves and their interactions with natural and man-made systems.
Water quality
Monitoring water quality in remote and developing regions impacted by industrial activities.
Contaminant transport
Solving sediment, salt, and contaminant transport problems in natural water systems.
Physical modelling
Developing large and laboratory-scale physical models of complex natural systems to better understand, monitor and observe these systems.
Optimising renewables
Maximising the output of tidal and wind turbines through studies of optimal siting and operation.
Bioreactors
Utilising fermentation and composting reactors to extract bio-fuels and bio-commodities from solid organic waste.
Biodegradable packaging
Reducing waste through the development of biodegradable packaging.
Regenerating ecosystems
Developing new approaches to re-introduce water into dry environments and regenerate ecosystems in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Critical element recovery
Tailored solutions for extracting critical elements from and treatment of mine-impacted water.
Soil stability
Remote monitoring to better understand and predict the mass movement of soil and debris.

Researchers

Principal Research Fellow
School of Civil Engineering
Associate Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Director, Research
Senior Research Fellow
School of Civil Engineering
Head of School, Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Associate Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Senior Lecturer
School of Civil Engineering
ARC DECRA & Research Fellow
School of Civil Engineering
Senior Lecturer, Advance Qld Industry Research Fellow
School of Civil Engineering
Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Research Fellow & Research Fellow
School of Civil Engineering
Director, Engagement
Senior Lecturer
School of Civil Engineering