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Biodiversity the world over is under constant threat. As such, the world needs people with the commitment, knowledge and skills to take on the ecological and environmental challenges at local, national and global levels.

You'll learn about the ecology of populations, communities, ecosystems, and their interactions with the natural environment. Importantly, you'll also learn about how species, communities and habitats respond to pressures. Our ecology and biodiversity study areas provide you with a holistic view of conservation practice where we integrate the environmental and the human factors. This means that you will develop the skills needed to affect ecological and environmental challenges now and in the future.

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Study ecology and biodiversity at Griffith

Environmental Sciences at Griffith is ranked in the world’s Top 200 by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject. As Australia’s first university to offer Environmental Science studies, we have developed an integrated approach to ecosystem management that ensures you have a solid foundation of knowledge combined with practical skills for career as an ecologist or for further higher level study.

Our field trips provide you with an education like no other, with access to areas from world heritage rainforests to semi-arid environments such as Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also take part in our annual international trips to Nepal and Borneo. These real-world experiences, combined with the knowledge and understanding you will acquire throughout your studies, will prepare you for the dynamic work environment of the 21st century.

5-Star Rated

Environmental and Marine Science at Griffith has rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Student Support by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Victoria Crepin

Bachelor of Environmental Science

‘The highlights of my university experience were the field trips. I loved going out in the field and completing experiments from scratch. I got to go to amazing locations including Stradbroke Island, Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary and Maliau Basin. It gave me invaluable work experience’.

Victoria Crepin

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Career outcomes

You can look forward to a career in conservation, wildlife management, aquatic and forest ecology, fisheries, ecotourism, parks, reserves and natural resource management and environmental consulting. You'll find employment opportunities in resources and energy companies, research organisations, consulting firms, conservation non-governmental organisations and state and local government agencies.

Study in ecology and biodiversity puts you on a path to an amazing career helping biodiversity managers and scientists to understand how animals and plants survive in the environment and cope with human-induced impacts such as climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species and pollution.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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25 Feb 2021

Magnificent Seven: our inaugural Griffith Sporting Hall of Fame inductees

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23 Feb 2021

Philanthropist receives Honorary Doctorate from Griffith 

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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