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.