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

Highlights

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...

The Murray-Darling Basin and Australia's water future

Science for Solutions
  Why is the Murray-Darling Basin important? What are the key environmental and social concerns?  The Murray-Darling Basin is critical to Australia’s...

The Murray-Darling Basin and Australia's water future

Science for Solutions
  Why is the Murray-Darling Basin important? What are the key environmental and social concerns?  The Murray-Darling Basin is critical to Australia’s...

News

22
Mar
2018
In this podcast, Affiliates from the ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society present short talks on their research interests and areas of expertise. The Affiliates and...
10
Apr
2018
While not illegal, rock-crushing has massive implications for the populations of native mammals, frogs and reptiles in agricultural areas, writes Dr Damian Michael of ANU Fenner...
10
Apr
2018
The Lesslie Endowment provides grants to ANU research students and has supported research into issues including evidence-based ecological management in protected areas, conserving...
06
Apr
2018
New research suggests some Australian ecosystems are more threatened than might be suggested by looking at vegetation loss alone, writes Dr Ayesha Tulloch (University of Sydney),...
21
Mar
2018
Canberra is globally unique as a planned city in a forest. As with many other elements of their design for the new capital, the Griffin’s vision of Canberra was ahead of its time...
01
Mar
2018
An urban environment expert at The Australian National University (ANU) has warned that city councils acting alone to address climate change, in the absence of an evidence-based...

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