The Annual Environment Briefing will review the condition of Australia’s natural resources and ecosystems over the past year. Drawing on the most recent observations on land, at sea and from space, we will summarise the natural and human drivers of environmental change during the year, and its impact on ecosystems, agriculture and biodiversity. We will discuss key events as well as general patterns, and summarise them into an environmental scorecard for each state and territory. Alongside with the briefing, a summary report and online Australia’s Environment Explorer are released.
The Annual Environment Briefing is produced by ANU’s Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics, with support from the National Computational Infrastructure, Atlas of Living Australia, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, Integrated Marine Observing System, Geoscience Australia, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, and others.
About the speakers
Professor Albert van Dijk leads the Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics in the Fenner School of Environment & Society, while Shoshana Rapley is biodiversity researcher with the Centre.
The Centre for Water and Landscape Dynamics of the ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society develops new methods to monitor, quantify and forecast water resources, natural hazards such as drought and bushfires, and landscape function and health. Our research involves earth observation, biophysical modelling and field research.
Attendance is free but registration is required.