Conservation science

Species are going extinct at an increasing rate across terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems due to habitat modification, invasive species, climate change and agricultural intensification.

This loss in biodiversity is a key challenge, and we aim to turn this around. Working closely with managers and policy-makers from local to international scales, we connect disciplines ranging from ecology, evolution, natural history, behaviour, physiology, and social and economic sciences to mathematical modelling used to support environmental management decisions.

UQ has one of the world's largest and most dynamic teams of researchers working in conservation science. We are ranked number 1 in the world for biodiversity conservation, and our academics, fellows and students contribute to UQ leading the world in conservation science.

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