Welcome to the website of the School of Geography and Environmental Science at Monash University.
Our School is one of the largest and most active geography schools in the country. We teach both at undergraduate level (primarily, for the Faculties of Science and Arts) and at postgraduate level. All of our teaching reflects a concern with the sustainability and resilience of the human occupation and stewardship of the Earth’s environments.
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- Students take note of this opportunity for an internship working on current sustainability issues with a progressive not-for-profit organization, the Moreland Energy Foundation. The internship is named in honour of the late Frank Fisher, a former colleague and pioneering environmentalist here at the School of Geography and Environmental Science. Are you an advanced year-level student or ... Read more
- Congratulations to Jacqui Dibden, who was recently awarded a certificate from Elsevier for writing one of the Top-10 most-cited articles published in the Journal of Rural Studies in 2009-2011. Jacqui’s co-author Chris Cocklin is a former Head of School in GES. Dibden, J., Potter, C. and Cocklin, C., 2009. Contesting the neoliberal project for agriculture: Productivist and multifunctional trajectories in the European Union ... Read more
- Byron Pakula graduated from our MIDEA program (now part of the Masters of Sustainability) in 2005. He is currently based in Jordan as Country Director for ACTED (a French NGO) to help with the Syrian refugee crisis. He recently worked on food security in South Sudan. Before that, he spent two years in Kyrgyzstan working ... Read more
- Final Call for Papers Journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions Special Issue “Transitions Through a Lens of Urban Water” We invite contributions to a special issue on transitions from an urban water perspective. The urban water sector seems to have ideal characteristics to be a model system for transitions studies. Urban water systems combine ecological, technological and social aspects ... Read more
- A team of our physical geographers, including Dr. Margaret Loughnan, Prof. Nigel Tapper, Dr. Thu Phan and Ms. Kellie Lynch were involved in writing a report for The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) entitled ‘A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities.’ The abstract is below and the full ... Read more
- Dr. Wendy Stubbs, a sustainability expert and senior lecturer in Geography and Environmental Science, has recently been recognised by the Monash Postgraduate Association with the award of ‘Postgraduate Lecturer of the Year’. For more details please see the following link: http://www.monash.edu.au/news/show/excellence-in-postgraduate-teaching-recognised-with-new-award Warmest congratulations to Wendy on this well-deserved recognition! Read more
- Dr. Vanessa Wong was recently awarded the Australian Society of Soil Science 2012 Publication Medal. Vanessa’s award recognised the quality and contribution of the following paper: Wong, V.N.L., Johnston, S.G., Burton, E.D., Bush, R.T., Sullivan, L.A. and Slavich, P.G. (2010) Seawater causes rapid trace metal mobilisation in coastal lowland acid sulfate soils: Implications of sea level rise for water ... Read more
- PhD student and archaeologist Daniel James from Monash University’s School of Geography and Environmental Science has been awarded the 2012 George Chaloupka Fellowship, an initiative of the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) Foundation, which is sponsored by Energy Resources of Australia. The support of ERA is gratefully acknowledged. The Fellowship provides support ... Read more