Tasmania’s geography as an island state, its status as an Antarctic Gateway, and its economic reliance on forestry, aquaculture, agriculture and eco-tourism make us uniquely placed to do work of genuine and lasting impact.
Research from the University of Tasmania shapes our environmental future.
Our research maximises our location in relation to a series of overlapping regions—Australia, Asia, Antarctica, the Pacific, the Southern Ocean, Oceania, Australasia—and focuses on the unique cultures, indigeneities, communities, and practices that emerge from these contexts.
Our work generates new resources for creativity, regional development, policy intervention, and an environmentally sustainable Australia.
Our big questions:
- How do we make regional areas resilient to environmental change?
- What is the future of our energy markets?
- What challenges does a changing environment pose for governance and international treaties?
- How does art, literature, music, and the media reflect and construct environmental sentiment?
- How do we ensure global food security?
Research Centres & Units
CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial
How can batteries be used by householders to manage their energy while simultaneously being used to help manage the network?
CONSORT is a project aimed to alleviate congestion on Bruny Island undersea power supply cable and to reduce the reliance on costly and polluting diesel generation during peak season.
Selling the land of extremes
Ever wondered how your perception of Antarctica has been shaped over the years? Influences are usually documentaries, advertising, or by reading books on the continent.
Hanne Nielsen is a PhD candidate at the School of Humanities, whose research is exploring how Antarctica has been used in advertising.
‘I tend to be very gentle’: how teachers are navigating climate change in the classroom
Climate change education is increasingly seen as an essential part of schooling.The main international test of 15-year-olds’ progress (which Australia participates in) has just announced the next round of testing will include environmental
Food sustainability the focus for AgriCULTURED conversation
Helping communities understand and nurture resilient local food systems will be the focus for Professor Alana Mann at this week’s AgriCULTURED event in the state’s North.The University’s Professor of Media and Communication, who specialises in
Spotlight on Kim Beasy, Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy
Dr Kim Beasy specialises in education for sustainability. Kim’s teaching and research engage diverse communities in the social, environmental, economic and cultural dimensions of sustainability. She seeks to inform and show how transitions toward
Poet Caitlin Maling awarded inaugural McAuley Fellowship
Ecological poet Caitlin Maling will tap into some deep Tasmanian roots when she takes up a new $10,000 creative fellowship at the University of Tasmania.The West Australian writer, whose most recent book was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s