Past events

1–2pm 24 November 2016
The Goulburn is the largest tributary of the Hunter River, an important highly connected surface-groundwater system in eastern Australia. Major land use change over the last 10...
1–2pm 3 November 2016
Conservation increasingly needs to compete with other areas of public expenditure, placing further demands on evidence of its effectiveness and efficiency. The ability to plan...
2–3pm 25 August 2016
Palm cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus aterrimus) from Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland have fascinating behaviour. Unusually large vocal repertoires and a unique...
1–2pm 25 August 2016
The sustainable governance of industrial development in coastal zones is among the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. Coastal zones are complex and highly productive...
1–2pm 16 June 2016
This seminar presents the findings of my PhD research on Antarctic tourism—how it emerged and what it reveals about our relationship with the frozen continent. Weaving...
5.30–7pm 25 May 2016
If two plants look the same, are they from the same species? How do we choose which individuals to move in conservation translocation projects? How do we find out which processes...
1–2pm 20 May 2016
This seminar presents the findings of a thousand days spent in the forest in pursuit of fungi and fungus-seeking folk. Through field-based interactions I sought to understand how...
1–2pm 5 May 2016
The context for this PhD is the application of statistical science in the study of interrelationships between fauna and environments undergoing change in landscape ecology.  ...
5.30–7pm 27 April 2016
Please note: The audio recording of this event is now available. The first Forum for 2016 - in our Fenner Fora is entitled Finding the Wild Things in Canberra;  Urban...
1–2pm 21 April 2016
Corruption in natural resource governance is a global issue. Based on case studies, this research explores how various actors interpret, define and practice corruption at...
1–2pm 18 April 2016
Human Ecology has been a research area that provides us with conceptual, empirical and practical connections between humans and natural resources. In that regard, it provides...
1–2pm 7 April 2016
In recent years, Australia has experienced record drought, flooding, bushfires and heatwaves. Recent extremes triggered controversy about whether these events are linked to...
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1–2pm 31 March 2016
Green growth has been a politically contested concept since its articulation a few years ago. It is now gaining traction as a wise policy choice in both developed and developing...
Balloons In Canberra
6–7pm 17 March 2016
John Wallington is a pilot and the founding owner of Balloon Aloft Canberra.  John has been flying hot air balloons since 1986. His interest in Aviation developed at a very...
Emma Lietermoet
1–2pm 3 March 2016
Climate change presents serious challenges for those, often marginalised, coastal communities that rely on freshwater resources for their livelihoods and cultural practices. The...
Thong Tran
1–2pm 25 February 2016
This research investigates the learning dynamics occurring at the interface of flood management and adaptation in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The mixed research method was...
11am–12pm 25 February 2016
Unprecedented human population growth combined with the rapid development of forests for residential purposes highlight the need for scientific evidence on how to minimise...
1–2pm 17 December 2015
There is a growing body of literature addressing the challenges of transdisciplinary research – how to do it, what it is and who is doing it. At the same time there is...
1–2pm 10 December 2015
I'll give an overview of three of my projects that apply complex systems thinking to issues of sustainability: one finished, one underway, and one planned. Feedback from the...
1–2pm 24 November 2015
Reintroduction is an important conservation tool, but the probability of success is alarmingly poor. A factor restricting success is the tendency for reintroductions to be...

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