Environmental management and ecology is the study of the impact of humans on the natural world. It requires an understanding of the challenging problems facing freshwater ecosystem management, and is therefore dominated by the study of biology and biodiversity. This course is taught on the University’s beautiful Albury-Wonga campus, where students benefit from being located within the Murray-Darling River Basin and have the opportunity to gain industry experience at the Murry-Darling Freshwater Research Centre. This specialised program provides excellent education combined with industry experience, working with local scientists to confront the problems facing freshwater ecosystems.
Other features of this course includes field excursions to support theoretical learning for work expeirence, where students conduct research in freshwater, alpine, marine and arid zone environments. Graduates work in natural resrouce for industry, private consulting companies and all levels of government.
La Trobe is one of the fastest-growing science research organisations in Australia, with work currently underway to build AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience a $288 public private partnership between the Victorian government and La Trobe University and the $94-million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) at the Melbourne campus. Once completed, these Centres will expand laboratory facilities as well as teaching and research opportunities for La Trobe\’s science students.