The aquisition and analysis of research data is central to managing systems for long term sustainability. Students in all sustainability academic programs complete a year-long capstone research project (many examples are on the Campus and Community portal). Examples include awards in international student research. Measuring and analyzing sustainability metrics requires capabilities in many potential fields (examples include Geographic Information Systems, carbon accounting, endangered species and extinction risk, energy efficiency, etc.).
To learn more about sustainability research at Florida Tech visit the Florida Tech Research Portal, you can search sustainability and related fields across many disciplines. Research often aids the identification and implementation of best practices - routines that improve intermediate-term efficiency and long-term production.
Companies, non-profits, academia, and government employers seek sustainability professionals to research and refine system management to improve long-term resilience. Examples of such positions are in Table 1 within Sustainability FAQs.