Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science
Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science is concerned with understanding, managing and conserving the natural systems of the Australian continent. Our natural resources are declining due to increasing pressures, including more intensive agriculture, urbanisation, invasive species and climate change. Study within Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science includes the assessment, monitoring and prediction of the environment and resources and covers marine and coastal systems, natural and constructed wetlands, estuaries, woodlands and the arid zone. Research interests are focussed on marine biology, terrestrial and freshwater ecology, the study of taxonomy and systematics of organisms and their evolution, spatial technology, and natural resource systems.
This academic group enjoys strong affiliations with several government and research agencies, including the Department for Water, the Department of Environment & Heritage, CSIRO, South Australian Museum, Adelaide Zoo, State Herbarium of South Australia, SARDI Aquatic Sciences, SA NRM Research Alliance and NRM Council, and regional NRM Boards.
Teaching activities include a range of educational opportunities including six majors within the Bachelor of Science degree program; Botany, Ecology, Spatial Information, Entomology, Marine Biology and Zoology, as well as the following named degree programs;
We also offer a highly regarded Honours program. For many students, the decision to do Honours is a natural choice at the end of their Bachelor of Science degree. The major goal of our Honours programs is to equip you with a wide range of skills that will allow you to tackle graduate employment programs or further postgraduate research with confidence!