Past events

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...
1–2pm 26 June 2014
Mr Kevin Jeans   There has been an on-going 150 year scientific debate in the field of forest hydrology with varying opinions as to the likely impact of forest loss upon...
1–2pm 19 June 2014
Australia needs a national ecosystem services framework – but how do we develop this and what would it look like? A methodology is required to develop the framework...
1–2pm 12 June 2014
Riparian rehabilitation is undertaken with the assumption that actions will improve ecological function. To test this the Boorowa River Recovery (BRR) project – a large...
1–2pm 11 June 2014
Assessing the three dimensional vegetation structure is important in fire management. Manually mapping forest structural characteristics is time consuming and hence expensive and...
5.30–7.30pm 27 May 2014
On Tuesday, 27 May, 2014 the Hon Barry Jones AO, launched a book by Val Brown and John Harris entitled, The Human Capacity for Transformational Change, which sought to venture...
5.15–6.30pm 8 May 2014
An audio recording of this event is now available. This public seminar will address issues surrounding Energy. Ken Baldwin, Director of the Energy Change Institute at ANU &...
1–2pm 16 December 2013
The Himalayan and Tibetan region and adjacent plains are beset by numerous water-related disasters, both acute and chronic. They cascade and interact making them compound...
1–2pm 11 December 2013
The expansion of ski resorts is recognised as a key threat to alpine-subalpine ecosystems that can negatively affect fauna.  However, limited peer-reviewed research has...
4–5pm 19 August 2013
More than ever, water allocation in the Murray-Darling region depends on decisions made in Canberra. Climate change is expected to exacerbate water scarcity, adding further...
5.30–7.30pm 14 August 2013
The Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU, hosted a careers evening on Wednesday 14 August 2013.   Thirty professional representatives from twenty employer...
1–2pm 1 August 2013
Stanley Kubrick’s film about the nuclear scare is characterised by the potential for significant harm that can be inflicted by very few, magnified through flow-on effects...
5–8pm 30 July 2013
The outlook for the world’s forests is bleak. Some are flourishing, but the climate is changing, tropical forests are disappearing, others are degrading, species are being...
1–2pm 25 July 2013
Kate will be talking about the results of her PhD research. She will focus on the invasion process (stages and tailored management actions), the impact of the common myna on...
1–2pm 18 July 2013
Our climate is already locked into a period of unavoidable change, necessitating adaptation to deal with what is already happening and what is yet to come. For the aquatic...
1–2pm 10 July 2013
What’s the role of the demand for food on whether society can sustainably manage the water resources on which food security depends? Food consumers determine the demand for...
1–2pm 8 July 2013
Avoiding emissions from land carbon stocks and refilling depleted stocks reduces atmospheric CO2 concentration, but the maximum amount of this reduction is equivalent to only a...

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