The Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment is the gateway to environmental resarch and teaching at the University of Newcastle. The Centre's vision is to hel



  • Conservation in the Minmi area supported by Donaldson Conservation Trust
  • Green Corridor Stepping Stones supported by the Biodiversity Fund
  • Bird Monitoring in the Hunter Valley

Past Projects

  • Investigation of the impacts of future developments and water management in the Wyong Shire on amphibians and their habitats
  • Occurrence and impact of an introduced fungal disease pathogenic to amphibians at the Sydney Olympic precinct
  • A novel oyster model for detection of estrogenic compounds in estuarine ecosystems
  • Distinguishing contaminant export from mixed land use to estuarine environments (Tilligerry Creek, NSW)