Past events

2.30–3.30pm 27 June 2013
Understanding climate variability is crucial for south-east Australia, which is a region where several large-scale climate drivers (such as El Niño-Southern Oscillation, the...
12–1pm 7 June 2013
Since the creation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, media and public attention has been focused on the global negotiations to reduce greenhouse gas...
1–2pm 5 June 2013
The Mekong Delta is extremely vulnerable to the combined impacts of natural climate variations and climate change as well as human induced changes in river flow and changing land...
1–2pm 23 May 2013
Post-Doha Climate Change Negotiations: the perspective from Small Island Developing States National climate change negotiators have recently met in Bonn, Germany, in a meeting...
1–2pm 13 May 2013
Preparing for and responding to floods, fires and other hazards is not just a matter for government but is a responsibility shared across all levels of the community. Developing...
1–2pm 23 April 2013
The effects of rising sea level - lowland flooding, shoreline erosion and groundwater salinisation - have become increasingly apparent in the Pacific Islands. Sea-level rise...
1–2pm 18 April 2013
Agriculture is problematic because practices integral to industrial agriculture are known to inhibit the continuing provision of essential ecosystem services. My thesis explored a...
1–2pm 17 April 2013
Millions of hectares of Eucalypts are planted in even-age forests in developing countries. The trees drop leaves and these are commonly swept and used for fuel. Trees draw...
11am–12pm 17 April 2013
In recent years, river ecologists have made several significant conceptual advances that have changed the way we view river ecosystems and how they work. In this talk, Andrew will...
5.15–6.30pm 16 April 2013
In this first seminar of the 2013 Fenner Forum Series, we examined the challenges and opportunities an increasingly urbanizing world brings about, and the skills that are required...
1–2pm 11 April 2013
Fire is a major driver of ecosystem structure and function worldwide. It is also widely used as a management tool to achieve conservation goals. A common objective is the...
1–2pm 4 April 2013
The global agenda for forests and forestry continues to evolve, reflecting the conjunction of political, economic and social forces that define priorities and shape responses. In...
7.15–9pm 21 March 2013
Environmental problems have contributed to numerous collapses of civilizations in the past. Now, for the first time, a global collapse appears possible and at the same time...
1–2pm 21 February 2013
Changes in access to natural resources introduce new challenges and opportunities for those whose livelihoods depend on those resources. Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs),...
12.30–2pm 7 February 2013
Australia’s urban water sector has reached a cross-road. Water and energy are now becoming more closely linked than ever. The CSIRO and Water Services Association of...
1–2pm 22 November 2012
In climate policy, large-scale mitigation typically requires active policy design and intervention. However, if we define adaptation as “change in response to changing...
1–2pm 8 November 2012
The global food system is in crisis. Around one billion of the world’s poor are hungry at the same time one billion ‘affluent’ people are overweight or obese....
1–2pm 6 November 2012
When dry years return to the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB), farmers and towns will turn to groundwater to maintain their water supply. Integrated water management helps people to...
5pm 31 October 2012
The conference theme is Decisions that Work: Linking Sustainability, Environmental Responsibility and Human Well-being The conference will bring together a diverse group of...
1–2pm 18 October 2012
Earth has entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, where humans have become a major driver of unsustainable global environmental change. Current international...

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