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.
Researchers have found a way to help one of Australia’s rarest birds – the forty-spotted pardalote - ‘self-fumigate’ their nests, to protect their young from deadly parasites.
In this video, find out how researchers from the ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society are monitoring the remaining birds, providing critical data on their health and population size.
As part of the 2019 Fiji Field School, students explored a coral reef to document it's health and use that data for further study back at the ANU. This was undertaken as part of the Fenner School of Environment & Society in the College of Science.
In 2019 a group of ANU students travelled to Fiji for a three week intensive course, the Fiji Field School. This was to study island sustainability, environmental issues, and share a cultural experience. This was undertaken as part of the Fenner School of Environment & Society in the College of Science.
Dr Yebra presents an overview of how satellite data informs bushfire management giving specific examples for the 2019-2020 fire season.
This presentation outlines some key insights into the effects of, and recovery from wildfires. It is based on the past 37 years of detailed research completed by Professor David Lindenmayer and his group, and includes new information from the most recent 2019-2020 wildfires including impacts on particular species, forest types and the extent of old growth forest as well as the role of logging in elevating fire risks.
Cats make good pets, but Australians also care about our native wildlife and enjoy seeing it around the places we live and work. New research has combined the insights from 66 different studies to quantify the impact of pet cats that are allowed outdoors on Australian wildlife; here is a snapshot of the findings.
A major scorecard gives the health of Australia’s environment less than 1 out of 10. Immediate action is needed to put Australia’s environment on a course to recovery.