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About the IAE

The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) undertakes world class research to improve our understanding of the environment, and enhance decision-making for natural resource management and sustainable development.  

The IAE:

  • Carries out quality research independently and in partnership
  • Provides technical advice to private and public sector partners on environmental issues
  • Brokers the creation of interdisciplinary teams to address major environmental research needs
  • Develops the next generation of environmental scientists through Honours, PhD and early career training and mentoring programs

The University of Canberra currently holds an Excellence in Research in Australia assessment of 5 (the highest; “well above world standard”) in the Environmental Science discipline, and in the specific fields of Ecological Applications and Environmental Science and Management. We were also awarded a 4 in Genetics (being “above world standard”).


Download our Annual Report to find out more about our research during 2016