Past events

Fenner School of Environment and Society past events.

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.

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.

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