Our community

Find out more about the people who comprise our vibrant, cross-disciplinary scholarly community.

Researchers from the Fenner School can be found studying fungi on the forest floor, or peering into the nests of endangered birds in Tasmanian treetops. You can find our researchers in the lab, examining DNA to discover how volcanoes might have sheltered animals during past ice ages, and working on field sites around Australia to study the impact humans are having on the environment.

Our vibrant, cross-disciplinary scholarly community is home to some of the world’s most impactful scientific researchers, including Professor Tony Jakeman and Professor David Lindenmayer, both named in world’s most Highly Cited Researchers list in 2017 by Clarivate Analytics. Find out more about our researchers.

The Fenner School community is also home to over 120 affiliated scholars who add to the diversity our School community. Affiliates contribute to research and education within the school, and provide valuable connections to a wide range of partner organisations. Meet our affiliates.

Our influential global network of alumni are helping to shape sustainable futures in a diverse range of fields all over the world.

You’ll find our graduates working in policymaking roles within government, water resources management, environmental management, science journalism, urban planning and sustainability, fire management, academia, international development, food security consulting, and climate change adaptation consulting.

The School hosts a number of events for current and former staff and students, and members of the broader community.