Environmental Futures Research Institute

Griffith University

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The Institute 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, the Institute continues to lead research that addresses some of the most pressing contemporary environmental issues, The Institute also encompasses the Centre for Clean Environment and Energy and the Research Centre for Human Evolution.

Website https://www.griffith.edu.au/environmental-futures-research-institute

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

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

Number of research staff

100-200 research staff


Room 3.18, Science 1 Building (G24), Griffith University Gold Coast campus, 4222

Lead researchers

  • 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

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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