We develop high-quality, high-impact solutions to address a wide range of issues including climate change, food security, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, invasive species, and environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural practices.
We focus on impact, working in research partnerships in industry, government and community to implement solutions. Our graduate research program provides opportunities for high-quality training and engagement with partners.
Meet our researchers
Researchers in our school conduct diverse and varied research in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our scientists are global leaders in their fields, finding solutions to the biggest issues we face today.
If you are considering graduate research with us, this is your chance to meet our research groups and see the kinds of projects you could get involved in.
Learn more about our research
Partnerships and collaborations play an essential role in our research capability and drive innovation, enrich student learning and empower research impact.
Research infrastructure and facilities
Linked with national and international research initiatives and accessible to the wider scientific community, our research is supported by state-of-the-art research infrastructure and facilities.
Take your research further with our Honours, Masters and PhD research options. Find out what kinds of research projects you can join when you study with us.
PhDs and Masters by research
Do you see yourself developing new ways to integrate trees into urban environments? Trialling canopy bridges to connect mammal populations? How about working to solve global challenges in sustainable agricultural practice and food security?
If you're interested in any of these topics, and many more, studying for a PhD in our school could be the first step in an exciting research career.
School of Ecosystem and Forest Science research prospectus
Faculty of Science researchers conduct diverse and varied research in our state-of-the-art facilities. Our scientists are global leaders in their fields, finding solutions to the biggest issues we face today.
The School of Ecosystem and Forest Science embraces a wide range of disciplines in the study of ecosystem processes and ecosystem management. Our staff and students work in urban, rural, and wildland settings in Australia and across the globe. Our school undertakes research to address environmental issues such as climate change, bushfires, urban sustainability, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, invasive species and biosecurity threats.
Explore our research prospectus to find out what projects our leading academics are investigating.
Connect with us
If you would like to study with us, or discuss opportunities for collaboration, or helping to fund our work, see below for how to get in touch.
Study with us
Join over 10,000 students at the Faculty of Science with a range of honours, graduate, and research degrees. Visit the Graduate hub for information and enquiries about graduate studies.
Our generous benefactors make our work possible. Visit Support us to find out how you can support our leading research and help change the lives of future generations by funding science scholarships.
Collaborate with us
The Faculty of Science invites interested organisations who would like to explore collaborative research or use our developed technologies. Please get in touch with our Business Development team to discuss.
Director, Business Development, Physical Sciences
Research, Innovation & Commercialisation | The University of Melbourne
Incorporating UoM Commercial Ltd and the School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Phone: +61 417 535 617