These issues include resource allocation and depletion, pollution of air and water, and climate change.
The use of natural systems as resources raises complex issues of sustainability, environmental and community integrity, security, efficiency and equity.
Many environmental conflicts stem from inadequate understanding about the way our human and natural worlds interrelate. This can lead to inappropriate and unsustainable use of the environment and its resources. These are local, national and global challenges.
This research theme involves researchers working on understanding the interrelationships between the ecological, social (including cultural) and economic aspects of the environment, and exploring and developing effective management and planning responses.