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Alexandra Catling | 17 Dec 2018

Travel Journal: Singapore and Malaysia

Alexandra Catling indulges in her passion for scientific research on a trip to south east Asian forests. And discovers leeches.

Dr Katherine Holland | 11 Dec 2018

The reef is built in a day (but then dissolves at night)

Kate Holland takes us on a field trip to the Great Barrier Reef to learn how coral reefs are built and destroyed.

Karen Khoo | 26 Oct 2018

Dear diary: my perspective from my time in Mexico

In August, Fenner School of Environment and Society students travelled to Mexico to attend the 46th annual International Forestry Students' Symposium (IFSS).

Montana Coombes | 15 Oct 2018

‘Same Veritas, More Lux’

As part of my Environment and Sustainability degree I had the privilege of studying ‘The Future of Food’ over the winter break at Yale University in the US.

Milou Hofman | 5 Oct 2018

Our campus by the coast

As a part of the ENVS2018 Environmental Science Field School course, we spent a week on ANU’s coastal campus at Kioloa.

Sumithri Venketasubramanian | 3 Oct 2018

Land and catchment management in the rangelands of Central West NSW

In the heart of the dry rangelands, competing interests for resource use can cause tension between those involved, particularly in crucial times of drought.

Montana Coombes | 13 Sep 2018

The science of Shiraz: soil sampling with the Environmental Science Field School

As part of the Environmental Science Field School offered by the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU, we recently went to the Clonakilla vineyard.

Montana Coombes | 12 Sep 2018

What’s it like to study at Yale?

Over the ANU winter break, I took a course called ‘The Future of Food: Health, Environment and Law’ at Yale University through the IARU Global Summer Program.

Milou Hofman | 10 Sep 2018

Up close and personal with the fauna of Booderee National Park

As a part of a Biodiversity Conservation course, we had the opportunity to spend a few days in the stunning Booderee National Park in Jervis Bay.

Atul Sharma | 3 Sep 2018

From Organic Chemistry to Ivy League Policy Making

ANU science student Atul shares some of his highlights from the International Alliacnce of Research Univeristies Global Summer Program at Yale University.