The Centre links colleagues working on various aspects of land management by facilitating interaction and thinking around sustainability – meeting needs and achieving justice within ecological limits over the long term – and a number of constituent cross-cutting themes:

  • Resilience – the response of land-based social, ecological and economic systems to disturbance
  • Productivity and efficiency – meeting material and cultural needs in the context of intense competition between land uses and tension between high productivity and environmental protection
  • Justice and wellbeing – the consequences of established and future land uses and practices for current and future human populations and other species
  • Innovation – achieving the transition to sustainable land use systems through technological, social and economic change