Research areas

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to conduct fundamental and applied research that delivers tangible benefits to society, industry, and government.

Abour our research

Our work includes research to explain:

  • environmental processes
  • the nature of urban pollution
  • methods of pollution degradation

We use risk assessments to contextualise exposure into sustainable solutions for managing environmental problems and pollution. We conduct our research in collaboration with national and international industry to inform and advise effective state and national government policy and practice.

Our research areas

Our research is undertaken in the following five key areas:

Environmental impact

  • Environmental and human-health risk assessments
  • Environmental decision-making
  • Natural resource management
  • Environmental economics

Terrestrial sciences

  • Environmental microbiology
  • Bioremediation
  • Hydrogeology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Soil science
  • Plant science

Aquatic sciences

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Water quality testing
  • Marine and freshwater biology
  • Microbial ecology

Atmospheric processes

  • Greenhouse gas analysis
  • Atmospheric chemistry

Analytical techniques

  • Environmental and analytical chemistry
  • Metabolomics
  • Metagenomics
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer