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14 August 2014
During the last decade, a fifth of the water from melting pole and glacier ice was stored on land and so did not contribute to sea level rise. This is the conclusion of a new...
1 August 2014
Once again Fenner held a very successful International Dinner, celebrating the contribution of international students by hosting the annual International Dinner. This year the...
George Olay and Scarlet Macaw
2 July 2014
When a massive road project connected the ports of Brazil to the shipping docks of Peru (2011), spanning the Sth American continent, conservationists predicted widespread impacts...
Mekong River
27 June 2014
Responding to plans for extensive hydropower dam developments in the Mekong River basin of southeast Asia, the Fenner School will lead a collaborative new research project: "...
Old tree providing peeling bark to shelter forest bat
24 June 2014
The bush capital is losing its large old native trees so fast it may have none left within 120 years, an ANU study has found. Researchers have surveyed trees in green spaces...
Cris and Lish in the Studio
29 May 2014
ABC 666 Canberra Sunday presenter, Ms Lish Fejer talked with Fenner School Associate Professor Cris Brack on trees last Sunday morning, The theme for the interview was "good...
Xuemei Bai
12 May 2014
Local implementation and public scrutiny will make or break the Chinese government's urbanization strategy, say Xuemei Bai, Peijun Shi and Yansui Liu in Nature magazine 8 May...
The Ruined Lighthouse - St Georges Head
26 March 2014
A new book detailing the rich diversity of life in one of Australia’s greatest and most popular national parks, the Booderee National Park, has been written in a unique...
21 March 2014
The Lesslie Endowment has been established on behalf of the Lesslie family, recognizing the contributions of Dr Rob Lesslie, an alumnus of the Australian University, to landscape...
Opening Ceremony for Fenner Building
14 March 2014
The ACT’s greenest building has been unveiled at The Australian National University (ANU). The Frank Fenner Building, which hosts the Fenner School of Environment and...
Forests
14 March 2014
Every bit of forest is unique, every part can produce something of value if you study it well enough. An argument can be made to protect every hectare of forest, while another...
Large Tree in Forest
25 February 2014
Comments on the Drafts for Public Reference of the DEPI Code of practice for Timber Harvesting Operations 2014 and the DEPI Management Standards and Procedures for timber...
Water droplets on leafs
30 January 2014
January 2014, marks the first anniversary of OzEWEX, the Australian Energy and Water Exchange initiative, proudly hosted by the Fenner School. OzEWEX is a volunteer research...
Aftermath of one of the Black Saturday fires, near Kinglake, Victoria (Image: Geoff Cary).
30 January 2014
Bushfires are in the headlines again. Major fires in heat-wave conditions have just occurred in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales while last January...
Fiji Island
29 January 2014
Overview Small island states face considerable challenges as they attempt to achieve sustainable development. Particular challenges for these will be explored in this course. The...
16 January 2014
Edited by David Lindenmayer & Emma Burns, Fenner School ANU; Nicole Thurgate & Andrew Lowe, University of Adelaide. This data-rich book demonstrates the value of existing...
16 January 2014
In a new piece in the journal Global Environmental Change, Dr Carina Wyborn (Visiting Fellow, based at the University of Montana) and Professor Steve Dovers (Fenner School)...
16 January 2014
The Fenner School is hosting the leadership of a new project, “Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through on-farm monitoring,...
2 December 2013
The political chances of rolling out a carbon tax rate that’s actually high enough to make significant emission cuts would be better if the tax raised less money, according...
Professor Libby Robin
22 November 2013
During November, two members of the Fenner School were elected as Fellows of Australian learned academies. Professor Libby Robin was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy...

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