About the Institute

The Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment provides a focus for researchers in agriculture, crop health, natural resource management, environment and climate sciences. Research undertaken in the Institute is recognised as above world standard in key areas which supports the delivery of applied solutions that shape the future of global food production. The Institute’s strong partnerships with state, national and international governments and industries play key roles in developing and enhancing our research capacity to meet emerging needs.

ILSE's mission, vision and focus

Our mission is to make agricultural enterprises more productive and profitable, enhancing sustainable agroecosystems.

Our vision is to deliver practical and applied solutions developed through innovative research and global connectedness.

Our focus is sustainability, climate risk and plant biosecurity.

Industry and collaborators

We are proud to partner with government and industry leaders to drive research in real-world environments. Our research is supported by the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries through the Broadacre Cropping Initiative, an innovative partnership to deliver world-class, high impact research to continue to secure the future for Queensland's broadacre cropping and food industries.

Centre email

ilse@usq.edu.au

Centre phone

07 4631 1950