Past events

Fenner School of Environment and Society past events.

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

18
Aug
2022
1pm 18 August 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.

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.

22
Jun
2022
11am 22 June 2022

This workshop will be an oppurtunity for Fenner HDR supervisors to reflect on their supervision practices and renew their registration with the ANU Supervision Framework.

14-15
Jun
2022
14 June 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.

27
May
2022
4.30pm 27 May 2022
By Professor Saul Cunningham (Director) and Associate Professor Craig Strong (Associate Director, Education)

We made it to the end of the Semester! Join colleagues and fellow students in a get-together in the Frank Fenner Building and Courtyard, featuring pizza, beverages, music to celebrate the submission of your last assessment or the start of examinations (you've got this!).

26
May
2022
1pm 26 May 2022
By Dr Heleen Kruger, DAWE and Dr Jen Ticehurst, DAWE

This seminar will examine how systems thinking is being used when planning, implementing, and monitoring general surveillance programs to report pests, weeds and diseases.

24
May
2022
2pm 24 May 2022
By Jillian Schedneck

This workshop examines the tools and strategies to help you to manage, organise and categorise your literature more effectively

12
May
2022
12pm 12 May 2022
By Claudia Munera Roldan

This seminar will discuss the narratives of adaptation shaping conservation policies in the three countries, documenting the diverse understandings of adaptation and expectations for managing protected areas under climate change.

28
Apr
2022
12.30pm 28 April 2022
By Prof Saul Cunningham and Prof Peter Kanowski

This event will feature a keynote speech from one of the tree experts from the Fenner School of Environment & Society, followed by the actual planting of the tree saplings from current environmental science undergraduate students.

27
Apr
2022
12pm 27 April 2022

The topic of resilience has a long history in Canberra and has made an enormous impact worldwide on how we conceptualise and research aspects of social-ecological systems. The theme of this seminar, resilience science and practice, is the second in the series after a long hiatus.

21
Apr
2022
1.30pm 21 April 2022

‘Provocations’ is a live, interactive academic event which seeks to shed light on competing visions for future sustainabilities. For the first iteration of our series, we welcome Cathy McGowan, former Independent MP for Indi, and a key leader in Australia’s grassroots politics movement.

20
Apr
2022
9.30am 20 April 2022
By Hongzhang Xu

This seminar will uncover the gradual and radical changes in China’s contemporary governance towards sustainability under Xi Jinping’s sustainability ideology, named ecological civilization.

14
Apr
2022
1pm 14 April 2022
By Neil Sutherland

This seminar examines the hypothesis that a systematic Indicant or guide to the critical measures and attributes relating to the assessment of landform, agricultural and water resources might help the efficiency and reliability of court decisions in land-use conflicts.

29-30
Mar
2022
29 March 2022

The Fenner HDR Retreat is an oppurtunity to connect with new and old peers in the cohort and other memebers of the school community. There are two days of workshops and activites planned. 

24
Mar
2022
2pm 24 March 2022
By Ms Bethany Davies, ACIAR

Understanding the effectiveness of research is not a simple task. Research processes, especially in agricultural research for development contexts, are complex. A range of new approaches to understanding, monitoring and evaluating research impact, are being developed and applied in agricultural research.

21-22
Mar
2022
21 March 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.

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