The LTUEO  is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence in the Global South, that is generating new knowledge, developing nature-based solutions and strengthening human capacity at the interface of urban ecological science, sustainability science and climate science, using state-of-the-art technologies, monitoring systems and innovative experiments.

Goals and features

  • Regular biodiversity assessments in relation to socio-ecological change over space and time
  • Data and evidence from experiments and designing nature-based solutions
  • Early warning systems for global change in an urbanising environment
  • Telemetry systems for rapid transmission and assessment of data
  • Instrumentation for diverse environmental and energy variables
  • Citizen science
  • Ecological dimensions of water and food security
  • Integration of data and knowledge systems into teaching and capacity building in sustainability science and practice
  • Emerge as a premier cutting-edge urban ecological site with a Global South perspective