Organization profile

Organisation profile

The School of Environmental Sciences at Charles Sturt University is amongst the top five schools of its kind in Australia. It is also one of the few universities in Australia to be ranked as "above the world standard" in environmental science and management by the Commonwealth government in the national evaluation of research strengths of Australian universities. We have courses in environmental science, park management, natural resource management, spatial science, and outdoor recreation and ecotourism. View our list of Courses to find out more. You may even qualify for one of dozens of CSU Science Scholarships available each year.

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irrigation Earth & Environmental Sciences
woodland Earth & Environmental Sciences
woodlands Agriculture & Biology
Santalales Agriculture & Biology
river Earth & Environmental Sciences
bird Earth & Environmental Sciences
water Earth & Environmental Sciences
irrigation system Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1993 2018

Abiotic drivers of activity in a large, free-ranging, freshwater teleost, Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii)

Thiem, J. D., Wooden, I. J., Baumgartner, L. J., Butler, G. L., Forbes, J., Taylor, M. D. & Watts, R. J., 01 Jun 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 6, p. 1-14 14 p., e0198972.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Maccullochella peelii peelii
Fresh Water
water temperature
2 Citations

Aboriginal burning promotes fine-scale pyrodiversity and native predators in Australia's Western Desert

Bliege Bird, R., Bird, D. W., Fernandez, L. E., Taylor, N., Taylor, W. & Nimmo, D., 01 Mar 2018, In : Biological Conservation. 219, p. 110-118 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia
9 Citations

Adaptive Management of Environmental Flows

Webb, J. A., Watts, R. J., Allan, C. & Conallin, J. C., Mar 2018, In : Environmental Management. 61, 3, p. 339-346 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

adaptive management
decision making
Decision making
Environmental management


2015 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence (Research Excellence)

Robyn Watts (Recipient), James Abell (Recipient), Catherine Allan (Recipient), Carmen Amos (Recipient), Mariagrazia Bellio (Recipient), Bradley K. Clarke-Wood (Recipient), Colin Finlayson (Recipient), Tamsin Greenwood (Recipient), Andrew Hall (Recipient), Julia Howitt (Recipient), Paul Humphries (Recipient), Kim Jenkins (Recipient), Richard Kopf (Recipient), Nicole McCasker (Recipient), Wayne Robinson (Recipient), Veronique Janel (Recipient), Skye Wassens (Recipient), Benjamin Wolfenden (Recipient) & Alek Zander (Recipient), 05 Aug 2015

Prize/Award: Award


Best Article 2016: Agricultural Extension

Jennifer Bond (Recipient), Jan 2017

Prize/Award: Prize

Best Student Paper (Doctoral) 2012

Jennifer Bond (Recipient), Jun 2012

Prize/Award: Prize

Activities 2013 2018

Murrumbidgee preliminary outcomes 2017-18

Skye Wassens (Speaker)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Ricky-John Spencer

James Van Dyke (Host)
28 Mar 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Integrating animal reproduction: applications from evolution to conservation

James Van Dyke (Invited speaker)
26 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Thinking about a degree in outdoor recreation?

Prue Gonzalez


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

CSU students assist in the discovery of rare albino northern quoll

Dale Nimmo, Harry Moore & Mitchell Cowan


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media