Humans and human activity are an intrinsic part of a broader ecosystem. 随着社会的发展, we must be aware of the environments we operate in, and value and protect the biodiversity that surrounds us.
业务 and biodiversity can coexist, and Murdoch researchers are working to create maximum value for the 社区 while simultaneously safeguarding the environment. From temperate southern Australia to the tropical north and even further afield, our 研究跨越了生态学, conservation and sustainable management of both natural and human-modified ecosystems.
从历史上看, Western Australia has avoided many invasive species that affect crop and native plant species. As the state leader in biosecurity research, 我们的能力跨越食物, 林业, fibre production systems and impacts of mining, 保护 of our unique biodiversity and environment.
淡水, wetlands and estuarine research is of growing importance as human populations impact on waterways, lakes and coastlines around the world. We examine monitoring and restoration methods with a focus on environmental water flows, wetland and 河边种植, habitat maintenance and climate change adaptation, particularly in response to changed rainfall and runoff.
Our marine sciences research focuses on marine fisheries dynamics and management, and marine mammal species ecology and conservation – particularly whales, 海豚和海豹. Our work informs both sustainable seafood production and ecotourism.
We focus on the conservation and management of native forest, 林地, 灌丛带和稀树大草原, including the role of fire in ecosystem dynamics. A major research effort targets the animal and plant requirements for persistence under the human impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation, invasive species, changed wildfire frequency and climate change. This informs our ecosystem conservation efforts, restoration of degraded lands (for example in relation to mining), and addresses the effects of drought, 疾病与气候变化.
Our long history of environmental and conservation science research provides fundamental information to regulators and managers for sustaining, conserving and restoring ecosystems, 在人类活动期间或之后, and links closely to issues of policy and governance of natural resources. These policies inform sustainable eco-tourism both here and across the world.