This journal is written and maintained by research students enrolled at Charles Sturt University’s School of Environmental Sciences (including the Institute for Land Water & Society) in Albury, New South Wales, Australia.

Our research topics and interests are diverse and multidisciplinary, ranging from terrestrial and freshwater ecology to social governance and rural livelihoods. Please see the Researchers page to find out more about our authors. In this journal, we will write about our own research projects and relevant topics, including methodological mysteries, statistical explorations, conference attendances, book reviews, great research questions we don’t have time to answer ourselves, and much, much more!

Please note, each individual author is responsible for the views they express on this site, and these do not necessarily represent the views of Charles Sturt University.

About our site name

Captain Charles Sturt (1795-1869) was an Indian-born British explorer who travelled extensively throughout regional New South Wales and South Australia searching for the ‘inland sea’ many thought existed in the centre of Australia. He was the first person to chart the Murray River, and he also proved that all the rivers flowing west from the Great Dividing Range flowed into the Murray River.

‘Sturt’s Notebook’ is not just a reference to the valuable environmental knowledge collected by our university’s namesake, but also to the Murray River itself, which runs through Albury, and the thirst for knowledge that connects the diverse cultures, disciplines and systems in all of our research.

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