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Environmental science at CDU

Research institutes and centres

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a research-intensive university with outstanding performance and recognised excellence in Indigenous and tropical health, environmental science and public policy. Our research portfolio has a real-world impact, within and beyond our unique location in Northern Australia.

The majority of CDU's research is interdisciplinary and conducted across the below research centres. The CDU Institute of Advanced Studies coordinates units with researchers from CDU's faculties.

Research news

  • A partnership between CDU, AIMS and Northern Territory Ranger groups will look to tackle the effects of climate change on North Australia’s turtle population.

    Project to look at climate impacts on Northern Australia's turtle populations

    A new project, between Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and indigenous ranger groups, will investigate how sea level rise and increasing sand temperature may affect Northern Australia’s turtle populations.

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  • People living in slums know how to make the most of what they have at hand.

    Slums can provide lessons for building effective circular cities

    The slums in the global south hold the key to building circular cities in other developing countries, according to Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers. 

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  • An international team of researchers have joined a collaborative fieldwork program in the Riau Islands of Indonesia to learn more about the critically endangered Clown Wedgefish. Photo Credit: Zaidi

    Researchers help to learn more about critically endangered fish

    A multi-national research team from Indonesia, Australia, and the United States, are hunting to find the home of one of the world’s most endangered fish, the Clown Wedgefish, a fish so elusive that it has only ever been recorded at fish markets.

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