Environment and Sustainability
What is Environment and Sustainability?
The Environment and Sustainability major draws on the disciplines of climatology, ecology and conservation to provide a relevant and applied understanding of the natural environment, its biodiversity and human impacts. The major focuses on practical approaches to resource management, biodiversity conservation and climate change mitiation and adaptation. This major will provide completing students with a detailed knowledge of major environmental issues, key climate mechanisms, core ecological principles and human (socio-political) factors impacting upon the global environment and enable them to apply this knowledge in natural resource management and related disciplines.
Climatologist, Climate Scientist, Climate Policy Analysts, Conservation and Biodiversity Management, Ecotourism, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Scientist, Natural Resource Management, National Parks, Research Scientist working in universities, defence organisations, CSIRO, Federal and State Government Departments of Primary Industries, Environment, Natural Resources, and the Australian Greenhouse Office, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and Australian Bureau of Resource Sciences, or in private industry companies active in fields, such as agriculture, insurance, energy, weather information, and water services; Science Teacher with further study; Science Journalism.
Academic staff are active and productive in research related to Environment and Sustainability and includes climate, ecology, and natural resource management research and many are associated with the the Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments at USQ.
Graduate coursework programs in Sustainability Science (PDF 270 kB) and Climate Adaptation are available by external (distance) study.
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