Past events

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...
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),...

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