Climate change

Mitigating and adapting to climate change

Climate change is a reality. Urgent action is needed to reduce emissions across sectors and protect communities from their effects. Our researchers ally with major industry for climate mitigation and healthcare providers for climate adaptation.

Focal areas

  • Physiological effects of heat stress and water loss
  • Microbiology of greenhouse gas cycling: from enzymes to ecosystems
  • Climatic influences on the ecology of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance
  • Microbial mitigation of greenhouse gases from agricultural and energy sectors


Case study

Using microbes to reduce emissions

Associate Professor Chris Greening is using microbiology to reduce emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane. He has uncovered microbes and processes responsible for the production and consumption of methane in humans, animals, and the environment. In partnership with industry, he is using these insights to both bypass methanogenesis from ruminants and convert waste gases into useful products.

Key people