About us


Resources, Environment and Development Program

The staff in the Resources, Environment and Development Program (RE&D) carry out cutting edge, interdisciplinary research and teaching, focusing on the social, political and economic dimensions of environmental management in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. RE&D’s research community hosts leading academics and students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds including environmental economics, geography, anthropology and environmental studies.

Academics located in RE&D teach into the following post-graduate degree programs:

RE&D researchers are engaged with pressing contemporary challenges in:
• climate change
• energy transitions
• conservation
• forestry and land management
• agrarian transformations
• water governance
• extractive industries
• gender and development
• disaster response
• resource conflicts and environmental security
• and more

Find out more about our research themes.

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