Institute for Land, Water and Society

  • Australia

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) undertakes internationally recognised integrated environmental, social and economic research for rural and regional areas. Formed in 2005, it combines research strengths in biophysical, social and economic research and has well-established partnerships with state and federal government departments, agencies and other tertiary institutions in Australia and overseas. Since inception ILWS has facilitated integration of environmental, social and economic research aims and practices. Our focus on facilitating systematic research has positioned ILWS to address issues that arise when managing social ecological systems that are characterised by uncertainty and complexity. Our researchers are involved in collaborative and commissioned work around Australia and the world, providing opportunities to influence local, regional, national and academic communities. Research is undertaken within four thematic (not mutually exclusive) areas: • Biodiversity Conservation • Environmental Water • Rural and Regional Communities • Sustainable Development (International)

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wetland Earth & Environmental Sciences
river Earth & Environmental Sciences
woodland Earth & Environmental Sciences
irrigation Earth & Environmental Sciences
biodiversity Earth & Environmental Sciences
woodlands Agriculture & Biology
climate change Earth & Environmental Sciences
water Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1989 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

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

Adaptive flood mobilities in Bangladesh

Ingham, V., Islam, M. & Hicks, J. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Mobilities.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

natural disaster
cultural tradition
gender role


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


ASPIRE Early Career Research Award

Lee Baumgartner (Recipient), 14 Apr 2016

Prize/Award: Prize

Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

Activities 2004 2018

Mohammad Al-Motlaq

Shields, L. (Host)
12 Jun 201831 Aug 2018

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

AAG NSW Regional Conference

Bernoth, M. (Participant)
08 Aug 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media

Fears for natives as brumbies given free rein in national parks

David Watson


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Scientific adviser quits over NSW plan to protect brumbies

David Watson


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media