Past events

Fenner School of Environment and Society past events.

09
Dec
2022
12.30pm 9 December 2022

Fenner School of Environment & Society Christmas party! We'll have food & drinks, games and music - and of course the annual Fenner School photo competition!

07
Dec
2022
11am 7 December 2022
By Shawn Ross (Co-Director, FAIMS Project), Penny Crook (Co-Director, FAIMS Project) and Brian Ballsun-Stanton (Technical Lead, FAIMS Project)

This presentation will briefly present the history of the FAIMS Project, the current and planned feature set, and our approach to sustainability through a commercial open-source software business model.

04
Dec
2022
11pm 4 December 2022

The 2022 Fenner School Photography Competition is open for submissions!

30
Nov
2022
1pm 30 November 2022
By Dr Luke Peel and Dr David Freudenberger

The Affiliates Seminars are an occasional series of events intended to showcase the diversity of research interests and activities of the Fenner School’s many visiting researchers, honorary staff and emeriti.

17
Nov
2022
1pm 17 November 2022
By Stuart Ling (Consultant) and Dr Khamtan Phonetip (National University of Laos)

This seminar presents results from case studies at two factories, to seek understand the current roles of women in wood processing and how they compare to men in terms of their access to employment, compensation, and developmental opportunities in Laos.

16
Nov
2022
11am 16 November 2022
By Jesse Erens

Diseases are considered one of the main factors behind decline in global amphibian populations. This seminar will discuss research into a newly discovered pathogen - Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) - and the impact it's had on European salamanders, and the implications for global salamander diversity.

14-15
Nov
2022
14 November 2022
By Fenner research students

ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society research students from across our cohorts are presenting their research across two exciting days of talks.

10
Nov
2022
1pm 10 November 2022

This seminar will provide an overview of Josh Ettinger's research on how extreme weather influences climate change attitudes, with a focus on his recent case study examining the effects of bushfire experiences on climate activism in Australia.

08
Nov
2022
2pm 8 November 2022
By Caroline Henderson-Brooks

Discover how to get started publishing in journals

27
Oct
2022
1pm 27 October 2022
By Professor David Lindenmayer

A major landscape experiment run by the Fenner School of Environment & Society has been underway since 1997 on how biodiversity responds to multiple conversions in land cover. This seminar highlights some of the novel and highly unexpected responses of biodiversity to these changes.

20
Oct
2022
6pm 20 October 2022

This year the Fenner School of Environment & Society at the Australian National University celebrates 15 years since its formation. Please join us for a Spring Celebration with food, music and memories with your colleagues and friends, old and new.

17
Oct
2022
4pm 17 October 2022
By Michael Wellington

Michael's research is developing methods to estimate trends in crop production, crop water consumption, and water use efficiency at a range of spatial scales.

14
Oct
2022
9.30am 14 October 2022
By Belinda WIlson

Belinda aims to elucidate knowledge relating to the eastern quoll’s biology that can be harnessed to improve reintroduction outcomes, as well as develop frameworks that can be applied to other programs across the globe.

13
Oct
2022
2pm 13 October 2022
By Prof Jamie Pittock, ANU , Dr Mario Chilundo, Eduardo Mondale University, Dr Luitfred Kissoly, Ardhi University, Thabani Dube. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Dr Richard Stirzaker, CSIRO, PhD Candidate Karen Parry, UniSA, PhD Candidate Michael Wellington, ANU, Dr Njongenhle MB Nyoni, The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, Pretoria, South Africa, Dr Ana Manero, ANU and Dr Neil Lazarow, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

It is increasingly acknowledged that multiple interventions are needed to transform rural communities into sustainable communities, creating jobs, food security and prosperous livelihoods for their residents. This event will discuss what kind of approaches are required to create rural transformation and development.

13
Oct
2022
12.30pm 13 October 2022
By Prof Peter Greste, Dr Rebecca Pearse, Andrew Meares and Prof Katherine Daniell (Facilitator)

Should journalism be seen as a public good rather than a commercial enterprise? And if so, how do we support this pillar of democracy?

30
Sep
2022
12pm 30 September 2022

It's time for the 2022 International Lunch!

29
Sep
2022
11am 29 September 2022
By Dr Jane Catford

This seminar will explore how context dependence is a critical challenge in invasion ecology, essential for increased understanding and prediction.

23
Sep
2022
4pm 23 September 2022
By Sami Shah

Sami’s PhD Project explores the potential of Remote Sensing derived fire characteristics in fire danger modelling including development of a new fire danger index for Australia.

23
Sep
2022
1pm 23 September 2022
By Kenneth Er

This seminar will touch on the science behind Singapore’s City in Nature, a concerted effort to restore nature into the City. It will focus on the efforts in research pertaining to conservation planning, and nature and people.

21
Sep
2022
12pm 21 September 2022
By Professor Robert Glennon

A leading water policy and law expert, Professor Glennon will reflect on what has happened, is happening, and must happen to solve the global water crisis and secure food supply for the globe

15
Sep
2022
1pm 15 September 2022
By Prof Peter Kanowski

The opening in 1927 of the Australian Forestry School in Canberra, responded to decades of concern about the unsustainable exploitation of Australia’s forests. Nearly a century later, corresponding concerns remain strong, and are accelerating in conjunction with our appreciation of the impacts of global heating.

09
Sep
2022
9.30am 9 September 2022
By Angela Posada-Swafford

There are 78 species of glass frog species that live in Colombia—more than half of the total number of glass frogs in the world. This seminar would be presented with photos that serve as a window into the threatened world of these amazing amphibians, which are part of the treasure trove of biodiversity in Colombia.

08
Sep
2022
1pm 8 September 2022
By Dr Hemant R Ojha (Associate Professor, Institute for Policy and Governance, University of Canberra)

The seminar then mobilises the concept of delocalisation to suggest a conceptual shift in community-based environmental management.

23
Aug
2022
23 August 2022
By Fenner research students

ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society research students from across our cohorts are presenting their research

12
Aug
2022
9.30am 12 August 2022
By Md Kamruzzaman

This seminar will explore research which investigate the role of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), the most significant public EAS of Bangladesh, in enhancing innovation to help rice farming adapt to flash flooding.

10
Aug
2022
2pm 10 August 2022
By Dr Xinyan Huang (Research Centre for Fire Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Smouldering fires in peatlands are the largest combustion and longest-lasting fire phenomena on Earth. Studying the combustion fundamentals behind smouldering wildfires not only guides us to reduce the natural fire hazards, but also brings scientific tools to geophysics, ecology, and biology.

08
Aug
2022
1pm 8 August 2022
By Jillian Schedneck

Techniques and strategies for delivering a presentation to share your research and get feedback.

29
Jul
2022
2pm 29 July 2022
By Adam Cisterne

This seminar will explore Adam Cisterne's PHD research, which centres around the endangered Tasmanian masked owl. The masked owl’s dependence on forests places it in direct conflict with logging and other industrial practices.

21
Jul
2022
1pm 21 July 2022
By Peter Taylor and Nicole Huxley

This presentation will be based on a 2021 paper published is the Historic Records of Australian Science journal entitled: A re-examination of William Hann’s Northern Expedition of 1872 to Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.

07
Jul
2022
2pm 7 July 2022
By David Shearer

This seminar will explore how agricultural portfolios developed and managed by national governments, the private sector, development partners, and private equity consider formal ways to measure and improve sustainable innovation impact.

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