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Multidisciplinary Environment Research Group

The Multidisciplinary Environment Research Group (MERG) is interested in the ways that we affect, and can be affected by, the environments in which we live. The group addresses the social, cultural and artistic questions facing our natural, industrial and built environments with an aim to forge understanding of environmental change, risk, threats and opportunities.

The MERG aims to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations between the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and creative arts through the organisation of conferences, symposia, workshops and guest lectures.


Dr Yvette Watt
School of Creative Arts

Assoc Prof Elizabeth Leane
School of Humanities & IMAS

Banner Image Credit: Dr Meredith Nash

Strategic Theme Areas

MERG's work is focussed through five research Strategic Theme Areas (STAs) within the College of Arts, Law and Education, where you can find out about our research groups, available PhD topics, publications, and activities.

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Featured Research Stories

Criminality and Climate Change

The Age of Consequences. Professor of Criminology, Rob White says even though there has been a considerable amount of research done on the impact of climate change on environmental and economic systems, there has been less emphasis on social systems such as criminal justice.

Read more about Rob’s research

Bruny energy research project powers up The frozen continent and its connection to us Gateway to a new vision for Antarctic connections Exploring humanity’s relationship with the South Pole Why Antarctica is cool for composers