Past events

Fenner School of Environment and Society past events.

13
Jun
2019
9.15am 13 June 2019

Fenner School will be holding HDR Symposium on 13 June. All staff, students (HDR, Postgraduate and Honours) and affiliates are invited to participate in this event.

07
Jun
2019
1pm 7 June 2019
By Dr Steven Lade

In this seminar Dr Steven Lade discuss ‘Planetary boundaries’, the safe operating space for humanity as a precondition for sustainable development, and the challenges and conflicts it poses.

21
May
2019
11am 21 May 2019
By Lilian M. Pearce

The role of history in ecological restoration is changing. In this seminar, Lilian Pearce explores how cultural frameworks integrates and conflicts with scientific ones when examining ecological restoration of settler sites.

09
May
2019
5.30pm 9 May 2019
By Peter Kanowski (Professor of Forestry) and Dollie Yao (M Environment (Advanced) candidate)

The relationship between education and ‘pro-environment’ behaviour is complex, and has been little-investigated for the specific case of forests. In this seminar, Peter Kanowski and Dollie Yao explore this topic as part of Canberra Tree Week.

06
May
2019
4.30pm 6 May 2019

The ANU Fenner School Committee of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA at ANU) is holding a career night for Fenner students to meet and network with government and industry representatives.

30
Apr
2019
2pm 30 April 2019
By Dr Jonathan Donges

Dr Jonathan Donges from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany will explore how planetary-scale socio-ecological systems dynamics work, and what this means during the Anthropocene.

16
Apr
2019
6.30pm 16 April 2019
By Professor Saul Cunningham and Associate Professor Philip Gibbons

To sort out our environmental challenges is going to take researchers from all fields - so you are all invited to the pub!

12
Apr
2019
3.30pm 12 April 2019
By Constanza Leon

In this seminar, Constanza Leon will examine how group-living animals are affected by both the physical and social environment they inhabit, influencing population dynamic processes such as reproductive success, survival and dispersal patterns; all of which ultimately shape the evolution of a species.

10
Apr
2019
5.30pm 10 April 2019

Dr. Vivian Welch, editor in chief of the Campbell Collaboration and co-convenor of the Campbell-Cochrane Equity Methods group, will describe how evidence synthesis organizations are addressing the challenges of timeliness and relevance.

04
Apr
2019
12pm 4 April 2019
By Albert van Dijk and Shoshana Rapley

The Annual Environment Briefing will review the condition of Australia’s natural resources and ecosystems over the past year, drawing on the most recent observations on land, at sea and from space.

04
Apr
2019
10am 4 April 2019
By Carl Tidemann

The energy trilemma suggests that any modern energy/electricity system needs to meet three goals - sustainability, equity, and security. However, the Australian electricity sector suggests otherwise. This seminar explores he Federal level political framing of energy policy in Australia.

28
Mar
2019
5.30pm 28 March 2019
By Professor Brian Walker, Dr Mark Stafford Smith and Professor Saul Cunningham

Professor Brian Walker launches his new book 'Finding Resilience', with a public lecture - 'What is Resilience?’ - followed by drinks and canapes.

25
Mar
2019
5.30pm 25 March 2019
By Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Open to all students with an interest in weather, climate and oceanography areas with presentations and networking.

22
Mar
2019
2pm 22 March 2019
By Richard Beggs

Many ecologists have recommended culling of noisy miners to save threatened small woodland birds. The results of such drastic interventions in ecosystems are unpredictable, however. Compensatory responses are often reported and unexpected outcomes are common.

22
Mar
2019
1pm 22 March 2019
By Donna Belder

In this seminar, Donna Belder will discuss how restoration plantings in highly fragmented agricultural landscapes aim to increase habitat quality and connectivity for native wildlife, including threatened and declining woodland birds.

22
Mar
2019
12pm 22 March 2019
By Will Howard, Ejaz Qureshi, Anna Lukasiewicz and Tony Boston

The next Fenner School Affiliates Seminar will be held on Friday, 22 March, with speakers discussing various climate and environmental topics.

20-21
Mar
2019
9am 20 March 2019

Fenner School will be holding the HDR Symposium on 20-21 March and all staff, students and affiliates are invited and encouraged to participate in this big event.

28
Feb
2019
1pm 28 February 2019
By Sachiko Okada

Sachiko Okada's research aims to provide new science-based insights into the impacts of landscape transformation from agricultural land to exotic pine plantations on the survival of small-bodied birds occurring in vegetation remnants.

07
Feb
2019
1pm 7 February 2019
By Yaya Ulumuddin

Atmospheric carbon abatement through better management of mangroves is of interest in climate change mitigation. This seminar examines a study into measuring the potential contribution of mangrove forests to methane emissions.

30
Jan
2019
11am 30 January 2019
By Dr André F van Rooyen

Increasing irrigation water productivity in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe through on-farm monitoring, adaptive management and agricultural innovation platforms (AIPs),

13
Dec
2018
1pm 13 December 2018
By Enora Bruley

The MountainPaths project implements a three-step participatory process involving a wide range of local and regional stakeholders in the Pays de la Meije (French Alps). It aims to highlight adaptive strategies required to face climate change and inform the potential contribution of ecosystems to this adaptation.

06
Dec
2018
1pm 6 December 2018
By Dr John Ingram

Based on a brief introduction to food system challenges, the presentation will consider plausible future food demand and the consequences for health, society and environment. It will then consider the nature of shocks and stresses, concluding with considerations relating to enhancing food system resilience.

29
Nov
2018
11am 29 November 2018
By Liz Boulton

Seismic changes in the Earth’s natural systems, brought about by global warming and environmental change, present humans with a radically new physical environment. Successful navigation and survival in this terrain requires a new conceptual compass which is calibrated to its times.

22
Nov
2018
3pm 22 November 2018
By Patricia Werner

This lecture is based on personal and professional lessons learned during a 50-year career by Prof. Patricia (Pat) Werner as a field ecologist, academic, and public servant, and where she was almost always the only woman in the work place.

21
Nov
2018
9.15am 21 November 2018
By Fenner School HDR Students

Fenner Staff and students are invited to our inaugural HDR Seminar Day.

28
Oct
2018
9.30am 28 October 2018
By Associate Professor Cris Brack

The ANU Research Forest at the National Arboretum includes a designed experiment to examine the physiological and environmental responses and effects of different moisture regimes on Eucalypts.

25
Oct
2018
1pm 25 October 2018
By Mishka Talent

Urbanisation results in the concentration of resource consumption and related environmental pressures into relatively small areas. Can our urbanised cities be made more sustainable?

24
Oct
2018
9.45am 24 October 2018
By Depi Susilawati (ANU), Yaya Ulumuddin (ANU), Dr. Ir. Busthan Solo Azikin, M.T. (Geohydrology, Engineering Geology, and Environmental) (UNHAS), Dr. Ir. Ratna Husain Lahade, M.T. Field of Quarternary Geology (Head of Lab Quartenary Geology) (UNHAS), Ir. Djamaluddin Mugenang Rauf (Head of the Geomechanical Lab, Department of Mining Engineering) (UNHAS), Ir. Meinarni Thamrin, M.T. (Staff of the Mining Environmental Impact Laboratory) (UNHAS) and Dr Musri Malaweda: Field research about geotectonics, metamorphic petrology, geochronology, and mineral deposit

A delegation from UNHAS in Sulawesi, with whom we have an MoU, are visiting The Fenner School. All are invited to watch two Fenner PhD students give short presentations on their research, and meet the delegates.

22
Oct
2018
12.30pm 22 October 2018

On Monday 22nd of October we will have a fundraiser Lunch and during that time we will be selling curries/rice/roti, curries, rice and roti. We will also have native plants for sale and will be raffling off cakes and wine. Please come and buy some yummy curries for lunch and contribute towards a good cause!

18
Oct
2018
10am 18 October 2018
By Brenton Von Takach Dukai

In this seminar Brenton Von Takach Dukai will examine how mountain ash forests are responding to anthropogenic pressures: examining their reproductive output in the early stages of development, the species-wide genetic structure, hybridisation with messmate stringybark, and effects of logging on the population.

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