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Living within limits

Australia needs to develop management systems, capacity and know-how to support sustainable living under the conditions of changing demographics and demand for constrained natural and human resources; fragile and threatened ecosystems; commoditised cultural resources; and significant, unpredictable and extreme climatic changes. Scarce Resources brings together multidisciplinary researchers working with communities to create and implement sustainable strategies and solutions that restore, protect and optimise social, cultural, economic and environmental resources.

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Enterprising Research: Temperature reduction capacity of urban vegetation

Professor John Boland



Enterprising Research: The impact of sub-glacial heat flow

Dr Tom Raimondo



Enterprising Research: The economic value of services provided by nature

Dr Sharolyn Anderson


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We invite you to reach out and explore the exciting opportunities for your organisation to partner with UniSA. For more information and to connect with us please contact:

Professor Andy
Ph: (08) 8302 9129

Ph: (08) 8302 5854

Ph: (08) 8302 5294

Ph: (08) 8302 5360


To engage with our “Scarce Resources” research theme, please contact Professor Christopher Saint via the research office at

Further Research Theme Steering Group members:

Jennifer McKay
Enzo Lombi
James Ward
Marianna Sigala
Lia Bryant

Ixchel Brennan
Mandy Giles

For a full list of UniSA’s Research Theme Steering Groups, click here.

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