Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security

Griffith University

The centre combines science, innovation and local Australian experience to expand knowledge through fundamental research, developing solutions that will facilitate clean, resilient and sustainable futures for Australian and global environments. Bringing together committed and outstanding researchers, our research addresses key environmental priorities that reflect critical global issues, and identifies niche markets and research gaps in the current market place. The Food Futures research group aims to inform practice change and policy for improved yield, quality, sustainability and resilience of our food production systems. The Research at the Planetary Health group focuses upon patterns, causes and measurement of changes in ecosystems to better understand our biological environment and improve its management to ensure that human health and wellbeing is maintained in the future.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
100-200 research staff
Room 3.18, Science 1 Building (G24), Griffith University Gold Coast campus QLD 4222

Strengths and capabilities

  • Resilient biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Biogeochemistry and sustainable landscapes
  • Human evolution
  • Clean energy and environment
  • Sustainable food production systems

Lead researcher

  • Professor Zhihong Xu—Research expertise in biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients, and soil and environmental chemistry
  • Professor Darryl Jones—Research expertise in urban ecology and wildlife management, urbanisation and how species adapt

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