Past events

Fenner School of Environment and Society past events.

18
Aug
2019
1.30pm 18 August 2019
By Dr Kate Auty ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment , Professor Jamie Pittock, Dr Liz Hanna ANU, Emeritus Professor Janette Lindesay , Dr Annette Hirsch, Dr Matthew Colloff and Dr Steven Crimp

The effects of climate change are already a reality for much of the world's population. As we continue into the future, how will we live our daily lives, and tackle the larger political, economic and social challenges which lie ahead? Join us for this panel discussion with climate and policy experts from the ANU.

15
Aug
2019
7pm 15 August 2019
By Dr Holly Vuong

Wait Wait…Save Our Species! is a live science comedy event where we will dissect and discuss prominent and obscure biodiversity and conservation news for National Science Week.

15
Aug
2019
1pm 15 August 2019
By Dr Jim Woodhill, Foresight4Food Initiative

The seminar will explore the role of foresight and scenario analysis in transformation processes. The role of small-scale agriculture in food systems will be used as an example of how wider system trade-offs and synergies must be considered.

12
Aug
2019
1pm 12 August 2019
By Prof Quentin Grafton

In this seminar, Dr Quentin Grafton examines the water management crisis in the in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB), looking at the idea of a ‘Post-Truth Water World’.

07
Aug
2019
1pm 7 August 2019
By Dr Christopher Cvitanovic

In this talk, Dr Chris Cvitanovic will argue that a shift in the academic study of science-policy-practice interfaces is needed, towards the study of ‘bright spots’ – situations where science has successfully influenced and impacted on policy and practice.

01
Aug
2019
1pm 1 August 2019
By Douglas Sheil - NMBU’s Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA).

Reliable water is essential to our lives and livelihoods, but more than half the world’s population suffer from water scarcity. new research suggests that forests and trees play a much greater role in maintaining global rainfall patterns than was previously realized. Could this mean a whole new value for forests?

31
Jul
2019
6pm 31 July 2019

Open to all students with an interest in weather, climate and oceanography areas with presentations and networking.

20
Jun
2019
1pm 20 June 2019
By Andre Zerger

This presentation will provide an overview of the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), a synopsis of current challenges and presents some of our early thinking around the ALAs future directions informed by preliminary results from an active National Consultation process.

20
Jun
2019
12pm 20 June 2019

In this PhD seminar, Jin Teng explores how the development and application of a simple conceptual flood inundation model that can be used for rapid and accurate assessment of inundation in large floodplains.

20
Jun
2019
9am 20 June 2019
By Professor Adrian Manning, Dr Matthew Brookhouse, Dr Lorrae van Kerkhoff and Julie Watson

Join us for the Higher Degree Research Skills Day to further your understanding of working with different types of research.

13
Jun
2019
9.15am 13 June 2019

Fenner School will be holding HDR Symposium on 13 June. All staff, students (HDR, Postgraduate and Honours) and affiliates are invited to participate in this event.

07
Jun
2019
1pm 7 June 2019
By Dr Steven Lade

In this seminar Dr Steven Lade discuss ‘Planetary boundaries’, the safe operating space for humanity as a precondition for sustainable development, and the challenges and conflicts it poses.

21
May
2019
11am 21 May 2019
By Lilian M. Pearce

The role of history in ecological restoration is changing. In this seminar, Lilian Pearce explores how cultural frameworks integrates and conflicts with scientific ones when examining ecological restoration of settler sites.

09
May
2019
5.30pm 9 May 2019
By Peter Kanowski (Professor of Forestry) and Dollie Yao (M Environment (Advanced) candidate)

The relationship between education and ‘pro-environment’ behaviour is complex, and has been little-investigated for the specific case of forests. In this seminar, Peter Kanowski and Dollie Yao explore this topic as part of Canberra Tree Week.

06
May
2019
4.30pm 6 May 2019

The ANU Fenner School Committee of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA at ANU) is holding a career night for Fenner students to meet and network with government and industry representatives.

30
Apr
2019
2pm 30 April 2019
By Dr Jonathan Donges

Dr Jonathan Donges from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany will explore how planetary-scale socio-ecological systems dynamics work, and what this means during the Anthropocene.

16
Apr
2019
6.30pm 16 April 2019
By Professor Saul Cunningham and Associate Professor Philip Gibbons

To sort out our environmental challenges is going to take researchers from all fields - so you are all invited to the pub!

12
Apr
2019
3.30pm 12 April 2019
By Constanza Leon

In this seminar, Constanza Leon will examine how group-living animals are affected by both the physical and social environment they inhabit, influencing population dynamic processes such as reproductive success, survival and dispersal patterns; all of which ultimately shape the evolution of a species.

10
Apr
2019
5.30pm 10 April 2019

Dr. Vivian Welch, editor in chief of the Campbell Collaboration and co-convenor of the Campbell-Cochrane Equity Methods group, will describe how evidence synthesis organizations are addressing the challenges of timeliness and relevance.

04
Apr
2019
12pm 4 April 2019
By Albert van Dijk and Shoshana Rapley

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.

04
Apr
2019
10am 4 April 2019
By Carl Tidemann

The energy trilemma suggests that any modern energy/electricity system needs to meet three goals - sustainability, equity, and security. However, the Australian electricity sector suggests otherwise. This seminar explores he Federal level political framing of energy policy in Australia.

28
Mar
2019
5.30pm 28 March 2019
By Professor Brian Walker, Dr Mark Stafford Smith and Professor Saul Cunningham

Professor Brian Walker launches his new book 'Finding Resilience', with a public lecture - 'What is Resilience?’ - followed by drinks and canapes.

25
Mar
2019
5.30pm 25 March 2019
By Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Open to all students with an interest in weather, climate and oceanography areas with presentations and networking.

22
Mar
2019
2pm 22 March 2019
By Richard Beggs

Many ecologists have recommended culling of noisy miners to save threatened small woodland birds. The results of such drastic interventions in ecosystems are unpredictable, however. Compensatory responses are often reported and unexpected outcomes are common.

22
Mar
2019
1pm 22 March 2019
By Donna Belder

In this seminar, Donna Belder will discuss how restoration plantings in highly fragmented agricultural landscapes aim to increase habitat quality and connectivity for native wildlife, including threatened and declining woodland birds.

22
Mar
2019
12pm 22 March 2019
By Will Howard, Ejaz Qureshi, Anna Lukasiewicz and Tony Boston

The next Fenner School Affiliates Seminar will be held on Friday, 22 March, with speakers discussing various climate and environmental topics.

20-21
Mar
2019
9am 20 March 2019

Fenner School will be holding the HDR Symposium on 20-21 March and all staff, students and affiliates are invited and encouraged to participate in this big event.

28
Feb
2019
1pm 28 February 2019
By Sachiko Okada

Sachiko Okada's research aims to provide new science-based insights into the impacts of landscape transformation from agricultural land to exotic pine plantations on the survival of small-bodied birds occurring in vegetation remnants.

07
Feb
2019
1pm 7 February 2019
By Yaya Ulumuddin

Atmospheric carbon abatement through better management of mangroves is of interest in climate change mitigation. This seminar examines a study into measuring the potential contribution of mangrove forests to methane emissions.

30
Jan
2019
11am 30 January 2019
By Dr André F van Rooyen

Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through on-farm monitoring, adaptive management and agricultural innovation platforms (AIPs),

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