Past events

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...
1–2pm 11 October 2012
With the impending passage of the National Wildlife Corridor Plan through cabinet, connectivity conservation has been launched front and centre as a climate change adaptation...
1–2pm 4 October 2012
Least cost options are presented for supplying the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) with 100% renewable electricity using wind, photovoltaics, concentrating solar...
1–2pm 20 September 2012
There is currently much discussion and activity in the environmental accounting space in Australia and internationally. The United Nations, for example, is sponsoring an...
1–2pm 17 September 2012
The biodiversity crisis continues to worsen in a rapidly changing and increasingly connected world. Diverse and innovative approaches to understanding and managing conservation...
1–2pm 12 September 2012
How many species exist on Earth? Where do these species live? And what will happen to them in the future? I will explore these and other controversial issues that will ultimately...
1–2pm 6 September 2012
A wide variety of systems in nature and society – including fisheries, coral reefs, productive farmland, planetary climate, neural activity in the brain, and financial...

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