Reclamation and Restoration of Land and Water

With a rapidly increasing human population and associated increased pressures on global land and water resources, ecosystem degradation is one of the greatest environmental challenges of the 21st century.

Our research focuses on:

  • Reclaiming terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems impacted by anthropogenic activities, including agriculture, forestry, urban development and industry
  • Natural disturbance such a fire and floods
  • Research domains that contribute to enhancing success and informing new approaches in contaminant remediation, reclamation and ecological restoration include soil science, plant science, aquatic science, hydrology, ecology, microbiology and forestry.

An integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to reclamation and restoration ensures establishment of functional and resilient ecosystems in a changing environment