Passionate about protecting our natural world? Want to know more about how human progress can contribute to sustainable environments? Explore our Natural and Built Environments and find out why This is Uni... but not as you know it.
If you drive about half an hour south of Townsville’s city centre, you might find yourself at Wildlife Surrounds Conservation Centre. Established as a wildlife preserve by JCU Alumni Shakira Todd, it is home to a variety of Australian wildlife and
Author: Tianna Killoran
Date: 9 November 2022
Study Area: Science; Environmental Management|Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
Have you ever been on a road trip, driving through lush greenery where huge trees dot the side of the road? While you were there, did you consider what was cleared in order for the road you’re travelling on to be developed?
Biodiversity is often synonymous with the wild side of the animal kingdom: from the deadly to the colourful, the large to the small. But the more tame side of biodiversity, like sugar cane and cattle, plays an equally important role for life on earth
The natural environment plays an important role in the overall well-being of humanity. Not only does it provide us with resources essential to our survival, but being in nature has been proven to positively impact our physical, social and
Author: Mykala Wright
Date: 10 November 2022
Study Area: Environmental Management; Human Geography|Society and Culture|Teaching and Education
Carbon is the unseen powerhouse in many elements of life on Earth. Carbon compounds regulate temperature, provide humans with energy through the air we breathe and make up the food that sustains us. Beyond that, carbon is key to climate change
The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has officially reached an all-time high, and it’s showing no signs of slowing. JCU PhD Student Jodi Thomas says this could spell trouble for some of our smallest cephalopods in the seas.
Creating communities and landscapes that are vibrant, sustainable, and fit for their populations is a task that requires many perspectives and abilities. JCU Associate Professor Lisa Law shares how collaborating with regional councils, industry
As the planet warms and sea levels shift like never before, what will life be like for humans in the coming decades? According to JCU research, unprecedented changes are afoot, and they’re set to affect every single one of us.
A science degree, a business, and a one-way ticket to Africa. After graduating from JCU’s Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Environmental Management, in 2005, and working in his field for several years, there was something missing for Shane
“Falling from the Sky” was a science-inspired and arts-delivered exhibition currently which ran in May 2023 at JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield. Associate Professor Robyn Glade-Wright shares her inspiration for organising the exhibition,
Author: Bianca de Loryn
Date: 11 May 2023
Study Area: Environmental Management; Land and Water Management|Visual Arts