Healthy pollinators – healthy food

Why does biodiversity matter to people? This seemingly simple question can lead people in many different directions as they search for answers.

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Dr Crid Fraser - investigates the impacts of Marine uplift following November Earthquake in NZ

ACT Scientist of the Year, Dr Ceridwen Fraser (Crid), has returned today from the east coast of New Zealand, where she has been looking at the immediate impa

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Endangered Honeyeater Population Discovered

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a new breeding population of the critically endangered regent honeyeater.

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Dr Graeme Worboys, receives the Fred M. Packard International Parks Merit Award at the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Congress

Congratulations to the very active Fenner Adjunct Fellow Dr Graeme Worboys, who received the Fred M.

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Mulligans Flat – Goorooyarroo Woodland Experiment

Australia has experienced the highest rate of mammal extinctions of any continent, and since European settlement, 92% of box-gum grassy woodland has been cle

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Box Gum Grassy Woodland

Biodiversity offsets

Australia has a large resources sector; is experiencing strong population growth and furthermore, is seeking to increase agricultural production for the grow

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Biodiveristy Offsets

Vertical Greenery System on Buildings

Urban areas across the globe are complex in nature; supporting substantial population growth as people move to cities seeking better employment opportunities

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Modelling the Earth Surface for Environmental Applications

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.

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Good Luck Reverses Global Forest Loss

The amount of vegetation globally has increased by the equivalent of almost four billion tonnes of carbon since 2003 despite large-scale deforestation in the

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Australian Forest in Tasmania

Stemming the slaughter of swift parrots

Introduced predators have wrought havoc on native species worldwide.  Recently, we discovered that introduced sugar gliders are killing from 60-100% of femal

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Swift Parrot Juvenile

The increasingly complex environmental challenges we face, especially the sustainability of our earth and human systems, demand the very best research drawn from a broad range of disciplines for their solution. The Fenner School was amongst the first in the world to recognise that these challenges are best and most efficiently addressed through integrating knowledge from a diverse range of disciplines, encompassing the physical, biological, social, economic, legal and cultural domains.

Effectively harnessing such a diverse range of disciplines presents significant research challenges, as does understanding the interdependencies and interactions of landscapes, water and the ecological systems and biodiversity they support. The influences of change on these systems also pose difficult research questions, especially when we explore how humans respond and adapt to these influences. Providing soundly-based policy advice is a key goal of the School.

The Fenner School is committed to addressing these major challenges and to contributing to increased understanding and better management of Australia, its region and our world.

If the work of the Fenner School sparks your interest in research or in collaborative learning then be sure to contact us. or speak directly to our experts. We look forward to working with you to address the challenges of a sustainable future.

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