Past events

1–2pm 6 November 2014
Glen Banns' research challenges a number of paradigms, including: 1)   the mechanisms and causes of dryland salinity on the uplands of SE Australia; 2)   the...
2.30–3.30pm 30 October 2014
Indices of population change are frequently used to communicate important trend patterns for species. However, for such indices to assist the objectives of biological conservation...
1–2pm 23 October 2014
With the increasing clamour for national development and food production there is a revival in public discussion of the great ‘untapped’ agricultural potential of...
12–1pm 23 October 2014
Human society’s dependence on coal is fraught with controversy in the twenty-first century. The proposed new coal province of the Galilee Basin in central west Queensland is...
1pm 16 October 2014
Archaeological research is often constrained to one or a handful of sites, resulting in data that are highly localised. Frequently, data are also sampled at a coarse resolution...
5.30–7.30pm 13 October 2014
The Bushfire Natural Hazards CRC, along with the Fenner School and the Attorney Generals Department, are hosting a free public forum entitled:  Disasters: the challenges for...
1–2pm 9 October 2014
Ecological goods and services are critical for human welfare, however, the sustainable management of these resources has been a topic of continued concern. Conventional scientific...
5.15–6.30pm 7 October 2014
An audio recording of this event is now available. Droughts and floods are characteristic of Australia, but continue to be treated as exceptional events.  Predictions are...
1–2pm 3 October 2014
The last two decades in the United States have seen hurricanes and storms that have brought heavy loss of life and catastrophic property damages to much of the country.  At...
1–2pm 2 October 2014
IPCC climate change models portray gradual rises in temperature and related consequences through the current and following centuries. By contrast paleoclimate studies indicate the...
1–2pm 25 September 2014
Fire regime simulation models are an important tool in providing insights into the relative importance of factors driving the dynamics of fire-vegetation systems. When building...
1–2pm 18 September 2014
This lecture is free and open to the public Numerous experts from the fields of sustainability, business management and systems thinking tell us that we need to change the...
5.15–6.30pm 4 September 2014
Please note: the audio recording of this event is now available. This forum is the third in the 2014 Fenner Fora Series "Energy, Fire, Climate, Water - Fenner Fora 2014....
12–1pm 3 September 2014
The study of Australia's rangelands by scientists and agronomists is generally motivated by the laudable objective of improving the livelihoods of producers, as well as their...
1–2pm 28 August 2014
Climate adaptation fundamentally challenges current ways of thinking, planning and acting in environmental management. While public land managers across the US grapple with...
1–2pm 18 August 2014
Biological soil crusts are formed by organisms which occur at the soil surface, including cyanobacteria, bryophytes, mosses and lichens. They have many ecosystem functions,...
1–2pm 14 August 2014
While natural resources can provide opportunities for the sustainable development of rural communities in low-income countries, there is often a wide gap between the potential to...
5.15–7pm 7 August 2014
The second public forum in the "Energy, Fire, Climate, Water - Fenner Fora 2014" series.   Since the beginning of this century, Australia has continued to...
1–2pm 24 July 2014
While agricultural pastures may have high biodiversity potential in fragmented landscapes, in many areas around the world, tree plantations are replacing them. Such...
9.30–10.30am 27 June 2014
The sustainable use and management of groundwater remains a critical research and societal challenge. Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) has been advocated and found suitable on many...

Pages

Updated:  23 May 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director Fenner School/Page Contact:  Webmaster Fenner School