Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment


The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment's diverse portfolio of research brings excellence to decision-making in natural and managed land-based ecosystems.

Based at Western Sydney University, their research centres focus on the functioning of natural and managed land-based ecosystems in Australia and internationally. In a changing world, we need to understand the effects of rapid change in both natural environments and farming systems and on the communities of living organisms ranging from the smallest microbes to the tallest forest trees.

Hawkesbury Institute's role is to provide the essential scientific insights needed worldwide that promote sustained carbon storage while maintaining essential natural biodiversity to ensure resilient, productive ecosystems.