Research Foci

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The Department of Environmental Systems Science has defined five main research areas which focus scientific activities across the department's institutes.

Biological Diversity and Adaptation

In a rapidly changing environment, evolutionary and ecological processes are responsible for determining how ecosystems can respond and adapt. Read more

Climate Change

Studying climate change and developing adaptation strategies is a challenge facing the whole world. Read more

Ecosystem Processes and Services

Healthy ecosystems and the goods and environmental services they provide form the basis for our livelihoods and economic subsistence. Read more

Food Security

Feeding a growing world population, while social, economic, and environmental conditions are changing in parallel, is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Read more

Sustainable Resource Use

Natural resources form the basis for all life on our planet. Read more

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