Research Areas

We have seven key research areas, along with three cross-cutting research actions that stimulate research across traditional disciplinary boundaries to address global environmental challenges.  These provide focal points for our interactions with our strategic partners. 

Understanding a changing planet

Volcanic lava flow Action 1: Changing planet

Improving global stewardship

Female gathering crop Action 2: Global stewardship

Innovation for a better environment

Action 3: Innovation

Plant and Crop Science

Street traders Plant and Crop Science

Ecology and Conservation

Eggs hatching - New born birds Ecology and Conservation

Earth Sciences

Aerial of the spanish mountains Earth Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences

Atmospheric science experiment Atmospheric Sciences

Water and Soil Sciences

Water and Soil Sciences

Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

Society and Environment

Aerial view of slums Society and Environment