People, policy & the environment

Managing 'the environment' is more about the management of people, understanding human values, and development of appropriate institutions. The Fenner School researches and educates in a range of social science and humanities areas crucial to sustainability, covering social, economic, cultural and policy dimensions. Graduates are prepared for academic and professional lives engaging with the integration of environmental, social and economic values and imperatives, where multiple values and knowledge systems interact in rapidly changing policy settings. For example:

  • Ethics, values and perceptions towards nature
  • Environmental policy, law, economics and institutions
  • Human ecology
  • Participatory approaches to knowledge generation


Sustainable farms

The isolated paddock tree is an iconic image of rural Australia. Such trees provide more than just visual appeal. They will not last forever, however...

The survival of Leadbeater's Possum

To read New Restoration Forest Management Prescriptions to Conserve Leadbeater’s Possum and Rebuild the Cover of Ecologically Mature Forest in the...

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