As fires swept through Namadgi National Park in 2020, Associate Professor Marta Yebra assisted fire managers to predict the fires’ movement. Now she wants to know how her data models can be better used in future bushfire emergencies. We talked to her about what she had learned from 2020.
In this talk, Dr Matthew Brookhouse will outline the current state of knowledge on snow-gum dieback.
What will science and technology be like in 30 years? How might policy-making be different? When you bring the two together, will the interface between science and policy itself be different? In this forward-looking session, eminent water scientists and policy-makers will share their creative thinking about how science and technology may re-connect with policy
In this seminar, Dr Megan Evans will highlight some of these current trends that have led to biodiversity loss being regarded as the “next frontier’ for financial risk management. She will also describe how a growing role for the private sector could have quite profound implications for environmental governance, including how biodiversity is governed, by whom, and for what purpose.
In 2017, the NSW Government implemented new measures for biodiversity conservation and land management through the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. The Act aims to conserve biodiversity across the state, including genetic and species diversity; maintain the quality of ecosystems and enhance their capacity to adapt to change; and slow the rate of biodiversity loss.
This seminar presents 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.
Climate History Australia launched a new citizen science project to create the longest daily weather record for Australia. In June this year, our team released ground-breaking research that showed an increase in heatwaves, as well as a decrease in cold extremes in Southern Australia, since 1838.
Each year a group of ANU students visit Kosciuszko National Park to get hands-on experience of how all the different elements of the environment, including soils, geology, climate and ecology, interact.
Don’t get us wrong, you can learn a lot about environment management on campus. But getting your hands dirty at the National Arboretum Canberra gives you a whole new perspective.
It might look like they’re playing with fire, but these ANU students are participating in cutting-edge research that helps us better prepare for the inevitable bushfires that occur across Australia every year. Fire in the Environment is a course that explores a range of themes concerning bushfires.
In January 2018 a group of 25 students touched down in Ho Chi Minh City and commenced a 3-week field school in Vietnam. Supported by the New Colombo Plan, the students learned first-hand about the big challenges faced by the region. In this video hear from the participants about what they got out of the trip.
With Covid19 restrictions, lecturers are coming up with innovative ways to teach students field work. Dr David Freudenberger explains how he's adapted his class at ANU's Kiola Campus to a virtual version.