Meet Fenner’s Affiliates

Presented by ANU College of Science

An important part of the Fenner School community is our cadre of FSES Affiliates. They contribute enormously to the research and teaching done at the school, and add to Fenner’s diversity while providing valuable connections to a wide range of partner organisations.

In the coming months Fenner Affiliates will be giving short talks on their background and expertise. These sessions are designed to give a chance for FSES staff and students to meet and hear from some of the Affiliates and to find out about their research interests. Each session will consist of 5-minute presentations.

To kick off this series, all FSES staff and students are invited to join us in a BBQ in the John Banks Courtyard at 12.00 noon before the presentations begin at 1 pm (in the Fenner Seminar Room). For people wishing to attend the BBQ could they please contact Clem Davis ( by Monday November 13th November for catering purposes and dietary requirements.

The Affiliates who will present at this first session are:

Dr John Dargavel: Emeritus Fellow FSES:
History and political economy of forestry, and the environment in everyday life

Professor Will Steffen: Emeritus Professor, FSES
Climate change and the Anthropocene

Dr Nick Abel: Visiting Fellow, FSES
Science, subversion and climate change

Professor Patricia Werner: Honorary Professor, FSES
The dynamics of distribution and abundance of terrestrial plant and animal populations in savanna, grassland, prairie, and early successional habitats, especially in relation to fire-prone landscapes.

Dr Liz Hanna: Honorary Research Fellow, CCI
Climate change and Health

Dr Jennifer Pierson: Visiting Fellow, FSES
Threatened species program at Tidbinbilla

Dr Steven Lade: Visiting Fellow, FSES
Dynamical modelling of social-ecological systems for sustainability and resilience, in cases spanning fisheries, agricultural poverty traps, climate and biodiversity

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