Past events

Fenner School of Environment and Society past events.

26
Feb
2020
3.30pm 26 February 2020
By Raktima Dey

PhD Final Seminar

25
Feb
2020
5.30pm 25 February 2020
By Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit

In this Jack Westoby Lecture, Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit will present some evidence about women in forest sciences, focusing on graduates and their professional life, perceptions and ideas for the future articulated by today’s female forestry students and about trends of women in leadership roles in forest sciences. She will draw from these to propose ideas for activities fostering women’s roles in forest sciences, in particular through international forest science networks.

13
Feb
2020
11am 13 February 2020
By Melanie Pill

Melanie’s PhD project looks at financing ‘Loss and Damage’ (L&D) from climate change in Small Island Developing States following the formal inclusion and recognition of the concept under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

06
Feb
2020
1pm 6 February 2020
By Dr Saideepa (Deepa) Kumar

In this seminar, Dr Saideepa (Deepa) Kumar will examine the environmental and economic challenges associated with agriculture irrigation in Tasmania.

05
Feb
2020
11am 5 February 2020
By Melle Nikkels (Wageningen University), Joseph Guillaume (Institute for Water Futures, ANU), Keith Thompson (Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative Limited) and Andrew McCallum & Alvar Closas (NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment)

This panel brings together researchers and from the Netherlands and Australia to share their perspectives and discuss their experiences. Case studies include an irrigation co-operative in the Murrumbidgee, projects in Tasmania, Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) in the Murrumbidgee, and water policy in New South Wales.

30
Jan
2020
4pm 30 January 2020
By Elle Bowd

Final Seminar from Elle Bowd

18
Dec
2019
1pm 18 December 2019
By Andrew Ross

In a world with increasing pressures on freshwater systems, sensible management of them is becoming ever more important. This presentation includes an overview of global Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) innovations for banking water and increasing water security and resilience to climate change, droughts and floods.

18
Dec
2019
11am 18 December 2019
By Gianluca Scortechini

HDR seminar - Thesis Proposal Review

12
Dec
2019
11
Dec
2019
11am 11 December 2019
By Tony Boston

HDR seminar - Thesis Proposal Review

19
Nov
2019
11am 19 November 2019
By Dr Josselin Rouillard

This talk will present some of the rules designed by these user groups and will discuss the extent to which the French model is achieving an effective control on agricultural extraction in coherence with the spatial and temporal variability of water resources.

19
Nov
2019
10am 19 November 2019
By Adam Cisterne

HDR - Mid Term Review seminar

13
Nov
2019
10am 13 November 2019
By Rachel Lowe

HDR - Thesis Proposal Review

12
Nov
2019
6pm 12 November 2019
By Professor Xuemei Bai (ANU), Dr Tayanah O’Donnell (Future Earth Australia), Associate Professor Timon McPhearson (New School, USA), Professor Thomas Elmqvist (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden), Professor Kate Auty (ACT Sustainability Commissioner), Mr. Noboru Zama (UNHABITAT, Nepal) and Dr Joel Gergis (ANU)

Transforming cities and infrastructure is a key prerequisite to achieve sustainable, resilient, and liveable society. This event will bring prominent international urban researchers and practitioners together with experts from the ACT to explore the challenges we face in our urban environments.

07
Nov
2019
5.30pm 7 November 2019
By Associate Professor Kurt Iveson

A memorial lecture will be held to honour the legacy of Prof Patrick Troy AC and announce the recipient of the Patrick Troy Memorial Prize.

07
Nov
2019
2pm 7 November 2019
By Elizabeth Coonan

HDR - Final Oral Presentation

05
Nov
2019
4pm 5 November 2019
By Jackie O'Sullivan

HDR - Thesis Proposal Review

05
Nov
2019
12pm 5 November 2019
By Dr Romina Rader (University of New England, Armidale), Dr. Saul Cunningham (ANU) and Dr. Sarina Macfadyen (CSIRO and ACIAR)

This talk will focus on the current state of knowledge in a range of Australian food crops and discuss how fundamental knowledge of pollinator community ecology combined with grower collaboration and expertise, are essential components in understanding the dynamics of pollinator-dependent crop production.

31
Oct
2019
1pm 31 October 2019

In this seminar, Dr John Dargavel will explore the seemingly impossible project of trying to understand how we experience the environment in our everyday life.

23
Oct
2019
11am 23 October 2019
By Matthew Gale

Thesis Proposal Review

17
Oct
2019
7pm 17 October 2019
By Professor Sophie Lewis - ACT Scientist of the Year (2019), Dr John Hewson AM - former leader of the Federal opposition, Minister Shane Rattenbury - ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Dr Imran Ahmad - Founding Director of Future Earth Australia, WWF-Australia Governor, former Director of East-Asia and Pacific at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Martyn Pearce - Asia-Pacific policy expert and Communications and Engagement Manager of the Crawford School of Public Policy and Professor Sharon Bessell, Director of Gender Equity and Diversity

ANU Learning Communities has been engaging in environmental discussions through the Great Green Debate. This year we ask: 'Should Australia Declare a Climate Emergency?'

16
Oct
2019
1pm 16 October 2019
By Rocky Harris, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK, Professor Kate Auty, ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and Environment and Hon. Assoc. Prof. Peter Burnett, Honorary Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law

This seminar will look at how accounts for forests, marine areas and urban areas have been developed and how they might inform various analytical and decision-making processes in United Kingdom. It will also examine what we might learn from the UK experience for the application of NCA in Australia.

10
Oct
2019
10am 10 October 2019
By Kate Harriden

Mid-term Review presentation

24
Sep
2019
1pm 24 September 2019
By Sina Leipold

Circular Economy has become a major buzzword in sustainability science and policy. In the forest sector as well as in other commodity sectors, recycling, re-using and remanufacturing are seen as a way to reduce consumption and conserve ecosystems. Can this concept really help to change the pathway of our economies?

23
Sep
2019
1pm 23 September 2019

In this seminar we will discuss the international context for long-term emissions strategies and consider issues that inform a strategy for Australia.

19
Sep
2019
12pm 19 September 2019
By Ngaio Fitzpatrick; Fenner School artist in residence, Dr David Turton, Dr Roger Burritt and Dr Tony Bartlett

All Affiliates and Fenner School staff and students welcome. A light lunch will be provided, followed by a series of short seminars.

29
Aug
2019
9.15am 29 August 2019
By Dr Sally Box (Threatened Species Commissioner)

In this seminar, Dr Sally Box (Threatened Species Commissioner) will share results from the recently completed Year 3 progress report for the Threatened Species Strategy, including how the report’s outcomes will help focus future efforts to best support threatened species.

29
Aug
2019
9am 29 August 2019

Our next HDR Symposium will be held on Thursday 29 August. All staff, students (HDR, Postgraduate and Honours) and affiliates are invited to participate in this event.

22
Aug
2019
1pm 22 August 2019
By Ayako Kawai

Plummeting crop diversity threatens food system resilience globally. While across the industrial world, farmers and breeders are increasingly relying on off-farm procurement and conservation of seeds, on-farm seed saving is still critically important.

20
Aug
2019
1pm 20 August 2019
By Tim Hollo

Green Institute Executive Director, Tim Hollo, presents a theory of ecological democracy which seeks to apply the fundamentals of ecology to politics, articulating a vision of interconnection, interdependence, and resilience in diversity. Active, constructive critique and participation are welcome.

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