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Department of Environment and Geography

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The Department of Environment and Geography

Welcome to the Department of Environment and Geography’s web site. The Department is committed to excellence in research, learning and teaching, and community engagement. In 2011, the Times Higher Education ranked Macquarie University the top institution in Australia and New Zealand for research in environmental sciences and ecology, and 14th in the world. More recently, environmental sciences was one of three disciplines at Macquarie to have again achieved the maximum rating ('well above world standard') in the Australian Government’s 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) analysis. The links to the left will take you to further information about the Department. We hope you find this interesting and that you find what you are looking for, but please contact us if you require further information.


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Environmental Research in Action
Issue 1

Recognition of our Higher Degree Research students

Congratulations to Claire Colyer, a recently completed PhD student of our Department, who we have just heard has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for her thesis. This is an outstanding achievement.

Congratulations to Lani Barnes, one of the Department's Master of Research students, on winning the best student presentation prize at the recent Australasian Quaternary Associate (AQUA) Conference (29 June to 4 July 2014).

Similarly, congratulations to Jamie Lobb, another of the Department's Master of Research students, on being part of the team that won the 'Apple Award' at the recent Australian Society for Limnology Congress in Darwin (30 June to 4 July 2014), led by Yoshi Kobayashi (an Honorary Fellow in our Department).

Department of Environment and Geography publication(s) of the month (April and May):

Haberle SG, Bowman DMJS, Newnham RM, Johnston FH, Beggs PJ, Buters J, Campbell B, Erbas B, Godwin I, Green BJ, Huete A, Jaggard AK, Medek D, Murray F, Newbigin E, Thibaudon M, Vicendese D, Williamson GJ, Davies JM. The macroecology of airborne pollen in Australian and New Zealand urban areas. PLoS ONE 2014;9(5):e97925. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097925

Taylor MP, Winder C, Lanphear BP. Australia’s leading public health body delays action on the revision of the public health goal for blood lead exposures. Environment International 2014;70:113-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.04.023