Past events

Fenner School of Environment and Society past events.

08
Apr
2021
10am 8 April 2021
By Fenner research students

Higher Degree by Research scholars will present their thesis proposal reviews, mid-term reviews, and final seminars.

24
Mar
2021
9am 24 March 2021

The Coursework Research Cohort (including Honours and Masters Dissertation students) will be presenting their Proposal Seminars on Wednesday 24th March from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the Frank Fenner Seminar Room.

11
Mar
2021
1pm 11 March 2021
By Dr. Jasper Montana, Research Fellow, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

This talk seeks to navigate these architectures of responsibility for biodiversity. It focuses on the complex polycentric governance context of the 14 UK Overseas Territories, drawing on social research with government, scientific and civil society professionals involved in environmental management.

09
Mar
2021
10pm 9 March 2021

Higher Degree Research induction and mini retreat.

12
Feb
2021
9.30am 12 February 2021
By Adegboyega Adeniran

This seminar will examine the effects of changing relations of power in the development of water supply infrastructure and access in Nigeria. Please note that this seminar is now cancelled.

15
Dec
2020
12pm 15 December 2020

Following this fire season, The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements was formed to examine how prepared Australia is to respond to bushfires and other natural disasters.

10
Dec
2020
1pm 10 December 2020
By Dr Matt Brookhouse

In this talk, Dr Matthew Brookhouse will outline the current state of knowledge on snow-gum dieback. The talk will focus upon description of the unmistakable symptoms that distinguish dieback and introduce the candidate insect species currently linked to the phenomenon.

03-17
Dec
2020
9.30am 3 December 2020

Shut Up and Write at The Fenner School is back and ready for students from across FSES, RSB and RSES to join us in person and online, for some serious writing sessions.

03
Dec
2020
9am 3 December 2020
By Fenner research students

Higher Degree by Research scholars will present their thesis proposal reviews, mid-term reviews, and final seminars.

02
Dec
2020
2pm 2 December 2020
By Dr Megan Evans

Although calls to “put a price on nature” have been around for decades, the current push for change is that it is coming from within the private sector – and they are starting to put serious money on the table. In this seminar, Dr Megan Evans will highlight some of these current trends and their impact.

02
Dec
2020
12.30pm 2 December 2020
By Professor Anthony Jakeman, Associate Professor Katherine Daniell, Dr Deborah Peterson and Professor Paul Tregoning

Join us online in conversation to discuss the future of science and policy, with a focus on the Murray Darling Basin.

01
Dec
2020
12.30pm 1 December 2020
By Professor Quentin Grafton, Dr Virginia Marshall and Hmalan Hunter-Xénié

Join us online for a special conversation with leading scholars to discuss First Nations knowledge and wisdom in research, as well as key opportunities for recognition and sharing through academia.

20
Nov
2020
1.30pm 20 November 2020
By Vy Nguyen

Vy Nguyen's research explores such complexity in the impacts of state-led urban development on the livelihoods of displaced people in Vietnam.

19
Nov
2020
1pm 19 November 2020
By Dr Tom Celebrezze and David Nipperess

This talk will present key insights from the published indicators for habitat effectiveness, genetic diversity, ecosystem diversity, and the expected survival of vascular plant species, threatened species and ecological communities.

13
Nov
2020
10am 13 November 2020
By Mauricio Vélez - Filmaker, Saul Cunningham, Claudia Munera and Alberto Mejia

Join Colombian filmmaker Mauricio Vélez and Professor Saul Cunningham from the ANU for a virtual Q&A session to discuss how we can look after and promote the biodiversity of our urban areas.

12
Nov
2020
1pm 12 November 2020
By Carina Wyborn

This seminar will present the process and findings of an intensive international collaborative process that engaged a diversity of cultures and disciplinary experts working in science, social science, policy, and conservation planning.

05
Nov
2020
1pm 5 November 2020
By Dr Steven Lade

In this seminar, Dr Steven Lade will examine how the complex interactions between components such as the climate system, hydrological cycle, and terrestrial biosphere can amplify local environmental pressures, and how businesses and cities can assess environmental impacts of their decisions.

03
Nov
2020
9.30am 3 November 2020

Interested in the future of hydropower in the Mekong River Basin? Experts from around the world will be presenting on land use changes, sedimentation, direct and indirect GHG emissions, and much more.

29
Oct
2020
1pm 29 October 2020
By Dr Rebecca Pearse

This presentation explores sociological insights into rural energy developments and the possibilities for and barriers to just decarbonisation. Beck Pearse presents some of her research into ‘eco-social’ contestations over new coal mines and large wind and solar utilities in rural NSW.

22
Oct
2020
1pm 22 October 2020
By Chiara Holgate

This PhD seminar explores research about the relative importance of land-atmosphere interactions in controlling Australian precipitation, both under normal circumstances and during drought.

15
Oct
2020
1pm 15 October 2020
By Nadeem Samnakay and Jim Donaldson

Two PhD exit seminars will be presented exploring topics related to ‘policy success’ in the context of Australia’s environment and sustainability policies.

12
Oct
2020
11.30am 12 October 2020

Register for our Honours and Masters Information Session.

01
Oct
2020
1pm 1 October 2020
By Dr Ian Fry

As Australia faces a species extinction crisis, the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act is up for review. The talk traces the political games played in the development of Commonwealth Endangered Species legislation and where to from here.

10
Sep
2020
11
Sep
2020
8.30am 11 September 2020
By Fenner research students

Higher Degree by Research scholars will present their thesis proposal reviews, mid-term reviews, or final seminars.

10
Sep
2020
11
Sep
2020
8.45am 10 September 2020
By Fenner research students

Higher Degree by Research scholars will present their thesis proposal reviews, mid-term reviews, or final seminars.

02
Sep
2020
12pm 2 September 2020
By Dr Bradd Witt - School of Earth and Environmental Science, The University of Queensland

In this seminar, Dr Bradd Witt will discuss research his team at the university of Queensland conducted into sustainability of the cattle industry, analyzing perceptions around the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework.

25
Aug
2020
10am 25 August 2020
By Ruirui Zhu

This seminar will examine new research to improve our understanding about the groundwater impact of climate change and the development of adaption strategies

22-28
Aug
2020
9am 22 August 2020

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20
Aug
2020
12pm 20 August 2020
By Dr Susie Burke - (psychologist, climate activist and parent) and Dr Bronwyn Gresham (clinical psychologist)

Join us in this event to hear from clinical psychologists, Dr Bronwyn Gresham and Dr Susie Burke, as they discuss techniques and strategies for dealing with the complex emotions associated with climate change and its impacts.

11
Aug
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08
Oct
2020
7.30pm 11 August 2020

The Fenner School is hosting dedicated online community writing sessions for Fenner students and staff. There are two sessions a week.

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