Reflections on the 2014 Fenner Student Retreat

One of the things I love about the Fenner School is the annual Research Student Retreat. Each year, all Fenner PhD and MPhil students are invited to attend a 2-day 'retreat', which basically involves a mixture of workshops, social activities, wine, cheese and fire pit frivolity. The School arranges all of the core retreat ingredients - overnight … Continue reading Reflections on the 2014 Fenner Student Retreat

Biodiversity offsets in practice: the case of the Striped Legless Lizard

Last week I joined a field trip run as part of the Biodiversity Conservation (ENVS3039) course at the ANU.  The students have been introduced to the concept of biodiversity offsetting during lectures, but now they can put that knowledge into practice. As part of their assessment, the students were asked to develop a biodiversity offset proposal to compensate … Continue reading Biodiversity offsets in practice: the case of the Striped Legless Lizard