Research projects

at the Centre for Environmental History

Fire in the tropics. Image: CSIRO.

Fire in Australia

Daniel May's research explores the history of fire within Australia. He is focusing upon the associations drawn between indigenous cultures ...
Noxious weed display at the North Coast show, Nambour, 1960 (Heritage Library, Sunshine Coast Council).

The Culture of Weeds

A weed is usually defined as a plant out of place. Here we extend the idea of weediness to other biota and whole landscapes. We first consid...
Lake Hume at 4% from Bethanga Bridge - January 2007.

Slow Catastrophes

Drought resilience amongst farmers and agricultural communities in Australia, 1880s-2000s ‘Slow Catastrophes’ explores the history of p...
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IHOPE Project

The international IHOPE Project (Integrated History and Future of People on Earth) Mike Smith, Libby Robin and Tom Griffiths are contribu...