Past events

2.30–4pm 10 June 2015
"Tubs & Pumps" is a concrete learning activity that helps people with no training develop improved mental models of accumulation in the carbon cycle. This activity...
12.30–2pm 27 May 2015
  From the heights of Everest to the depths of the Pacific, protected areas safeguard some of the world’s most beautiful, mysterious and awe-inspiring natural and...
4.30–5.30pm 7 May 2015
Christiana is in Australia to meet with the Australian government to talk about the upcoming climate change conference at the end of the year in Paris. Countries are currently...
11am–12pm 6 May 2015
The land surface is the natural context for life on Earth. Life depends on Earth surface processes over a wide range of space and time scales. It is thus not surprising that...
1–2pm 12 March 2015
An illustrated presentation mainly on the natural values of the straight-line route between Canberra and Mt Kosciuszko, looking at animals, birds, plants, geology, water, snow,...
1–2pm 5 February 2015
African Lions (Panthera leo) are an integral aspect of natural ecosystems in Africa and provide income and ecosystem services to many human communities. I placed GPS position...
12–1pm 14 January 2015
Few studies have documented long-term effects of silvicultural interventions on eucalypt regrowth forests. This information is essential in assessing the value of increased sawlog...
1–2pm 8 December 2014
Early domestication and tree improvement of eucalypts is typically based on a number of traditional assumptions and techniques. It is argued that advances in statistical theory,...
1–2pm 4 December 2014
Electricity and urban water systems are under pressure. Transition to more sustainable systems is required.  Sustainable electricity and urban water systems need...
9am 2 December – 5pm 11 December 2014
Environmental accounting is increasingly being used to support the development and analysis of government policy. This professional development short course is designed to provide...
1–2pm 24 November 2014
The most pressing question for international environmental efforts is one that has plagued the Kyoto Protocol and countless other treaties: how do we conduct effective...
1–2pm 20 November 2014
This presentation stems from an undergraduate engineering honours thesis that examines the energy flows within the Frank Fenner Building and determines whether the building is...
1–2pm 19 November 2014
The nature of our relationship to the environment has been central throughout the history of conservation. And while philosophical debates routinely shape and reshape important...
1–2pm 13 November 2014
The ACT Government has legislated the most ambitious energy target in Australia, aiming to produce 90% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. Under this scheme, a...
5.30–7pm 6 November 2014
The 350th Anniversary of the publication of John Evelyn’s Sylva or a Discourse on Forest Trees is just cause for celebration and optimism. Evelyn envisaged a ‘diverse...
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...

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