Geosciences Seminar Series

Thinking Space Seminar Series: Geographers and the Environment at the University of Sydney

These sessions explore current issues and debates in human geography and the social sciences through presentations about key thinkers, cross-cutting themes, skills, methodologies, and current postgraduate research. All welcome!

All sessions take place on Wednesdays from 1pm - 2pm in the Madsen Conference Room 449, Madsen Building F09, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney. Presentations will normally take up 30-45 minutes, leaving plenty of time for comments and discussion. Most of the sessions will be recorded and distributed to those interested.

For more information, or if you want to be included on the mailing list, please contact Danilo Urzedo or Nur Adilah Zain

Current Schedule for Semester 2, 2018


30 Jul
What is the future of coal in the context of climate change? Changing geographies and shifting justifications
Gareth Edwards, University of East Anglia (UK)

8 Aug
Reflections on the community forestry movement: Experiences from Asia and Melanesia
Robert Fisher, School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney

16 Aug (Please note that this is a Thursday)
A critical analysis of global ecosystem services discourse (Paristhitiki sewa) in Nepal
Sunita Chaudhary, Macquarie University

22 Aug
Dilemmas of Data for Environmental Justice
Gwen Ottinger, Drexel University (Philadelphia, USA)

29 Aug
Bringing finance inside the state: Spaces of student loans
Gareth Bryant, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - The University of Sydney

5 Sep
Migrants in more-than-human cities: The case for 'care-full' urban planning
Ashraful Alam, Macquarie University

12 Sep
Voluntary coffee standards in southern Sumatra: perceptions & reflections
Joshua Bray, School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney

The Impact of Indonesian Medical Tourists on the Malaysian Economy
Nur Adilah, School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney

19 Sep
Land and labour in renewable energy: Contradictions in energy transformation
Rebecca Pearse, Political Economy Department - The University of Sydney

3 Oct
Transforming Development and Disaster Risk: A global initiative that integrates disaster risk reduction with equitable and resilient development
Frank Thomalla, School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney

10 Oct
Fragmented Hegemony: Spaces of Legitimacy and Poverty in Urban China
Sirma Altun, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - The University of Sydney

Bounded properties, interdependent ecosystems: Watering private wetlands in the Murray Darling Basin
Nicola Perry, School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney

17 Oct
A broader view of collapse: Using palaeo-ecological techniques to reconstruct occupation dynamics across a networked society undergoing transformation
Tegan Hall, School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney

24 Oct
Tourism Geographers and the Construction of Knowledge
Stephen Schweinsberg, University of Technology Sydney

31 Oct
Verticality and volumes in motion: the cumulative trajectories of waste in a finite planet
Elizabeth Duncan, School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney

Rooting the change: Collective learning for urban trees
Chieh-ming Lai, School of Geosciences - The University of Sydney