Research Program

The Centre has six research themes (Humans, Climate, Landscapes, Wildlife, Time and Models), as well as comprehensive Research Training and Ethics (RT&E) and Education and Engagement (E&E) programs spanning all six themes. We will integrate these themes to address key questions concerning the human and environmental history of Australia, Papua New Guinea and eastern Indonesia between 130,000 years ago – when Australia was devoid of humans and the climate was similar to today’s – and the time of initial European contact. To capture regional differences, 22 field campaigns will be conducted across five study regions over the life of the Centre.