Agriculture and environment

Finding ways to address environmental challenges, conserve biodiversity and secure the future of sustainable, economical and ethical food production.

Our research is focused on understanding, protecting and enhancing the systems that enable life on Earth.

At Curtin’s School of Molecular and Life Sciences, we conduct research across agriculture and food science, chemistry and ecology. Our multidisciplinary experts are harnessing technology and data to optimise Australia’s agricultural production, future-proofing our food supply chains and formulating strategies to combat crop disease and improve soil health.

Our research is also playing a leading role in mine site restoration, developing practical ways to preserve the fragile ecosystems that sustain Australia’s diverse flora and fauna.