Number of Monash Research Outputs: 218

Mean Field Weighted Citation Impact of Monash Outputs: 1.81

3 Year Rolling Mean FWCI of Monash Outputs: 2.19

In November 2022 the Faculty of Science was awarded $35 million by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to lead the new ARC Centre for Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century.

Based at Monash University and leveraging the contributions of more than 20 international academic, government and industry partners, the ARC Centre for Excellence for the Weather of the 21st Century will support seven years of transformative interdisciplinary research that aims to determine how Australia's weather will be reshaped by climate change; how this provides opportunities to utilise weather as a resource, and also to understand how weather risks change will impact Australia into the 21st Century.

Other SDGs: 

SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Monash is a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a network of outstanding national and international partner organisations supported by the Australian Research Council. The Centre works to improve our understanding of the processes that trigger or enhance extremes and build this understanding into our modelling systems. The improved predictions of climate extremes will help Australia cope with extremes now and in the future.

Fiji National University (FNU) and Monash University formally established the Pacific Action for Climate Transitions (PACT) Monash-FNU Research Centre in May 2022.

PACT marks a step-change in climate change research, policy and capability across the Pacific. Jointly based at the two institutions (and overseen by Monash Business School), it will leverage the depth and breadth of transdisciplinary academic expertise across Monash University and expand research capability in Pacific Island countries through projects co-designed by and for specific Pacific contexts and policy challenges. The Centre will also provide training and capacity building for policymakers in Pacific Island nations.

Fiji National University Monash PACT

Other SDGs:

SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF), is a Monash Faculty of Science-led Antarctic research program, funded by the Australian Research Council as a Special Research Initiative. Established in 2021, SAEF’s mission is to understand the changes taking place across the Antarctic region – to its climate and its biodiversity – and develop innovative ways to forecast, mitigate and manage these changes. SAEF also seeks to collaborate with policymakers to identify conservation priorities and help make the right decisions for Antarctica’s future. The initiative is funded for seven years, to ambitiously push to protect the future of Antarctica, and the planet.

View the 2022 Annual Report for SAEF.

Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future

Other SDGs: 

SDG 14 Life Below Water SDG 15 Life on Land

The Planetary Health Division at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine addresses the health of humanity in the context of dynamic social and environmental systems. By combining insights from many disciplines, the Planetary Health Division promotes an eco-social understanding of health, emphasising the importance of diverse perspectives in creating solutions to problems affecting global public health.

Housing environmental and occupational health researchers, infectious disease epidemiologists and many of the University’s global health researchers, the Planetary Health Division combines quantitative research and qualitative methods to capture the complete experience of health and healthcare across a number of community and workplace settings, including: Climate, Air Quality Research; Global and Women's Health; the Hazelwood Health Study; Infectious Diseases Epidemiology; and the Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health (MonCOEH).

Other SDGs:

SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

Core-Coralations is a major artwork undertaken by multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Mangan in the Department of Fine Art, Monash Art, Design and Architecture. The project is conducted through an Australia Council Fellowship and investigates the systems and narratives that produce ecological, political, economic, social and climatic instability. It focuses on Antarctic ice bubbles and bleached coral samples from far north Queensland to consider the effects of global climate change on ecological health. As well as mapping the correlations between these materials, the project explores the correlations between larger circulatory ocean systems and artificial heating and cooling systems, both of which condition air through thermal currents.

Other SDGs:

SDG 14 Life Below Water

Researchers from the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics and Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, Monash Business School, have collaborated with climate change consultancy Climate Comms, agriculture industry services group ORM and CSIRO to investigate the impact of climate change on wheat yields and farm profitability in Victoria’s major grain-producing regions in the Mallee and Wimmera regions. The project, which was funded by the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, demonstrated how high temperatures and low rainfall had the potential to make both crop yields and farm profits in the region more volatile.

Monash University European Research Foundation (MUERF) at Monash Prato and the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub (MCCCRH) have received funding by the European Climate Foundation (ECF) to research the attitudes and attention of the Italian public toward climate change messaging.

As part of the pilot project, researchers examined the types of media audiences within Italy and their appetite for receiving climate information and how factors such as these varied at the regional and local level. The results will be used to inform the deployment of future climate change communication activities in Italy, and to help develop and implement actionable communication programs in close collaboration with the ECF.