With a 30 year history of excellence in teaching and research, Southern Cross University's School of Environment, Science and Engineering has an outstanding international research profile.
The World Heritage rainforests, reefs, beaches, estuaries, large rivers, mountains and national parks provide living laboratories for learning and research.
The School is a highly successful competitor for large Australian Research Council grants, and a preferred partner for significant industry sponsored research.
Research in the School is supported by its three key research centres.
School staff also engage in research activities through several bodies associated with the School.
Staff and students work in state-of-the-art facilities at Lismore campus which includes specialised laboratories for environmental chemical analysis, microscopy, aquaculture, geographic information systems and remote sensing, phytochemistry, natural products pharmacology and molecular genetics.
Marine science researchers and students have access to the University's National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour.
The School's research success is enhanced by strong links with public and private sector organisations and community agencies within Australia and overseas.
Updated: 26 February 2013