Department of Environment and Geography
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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Prizes for our Higher Degree Research students at AXAA 2014
Congratulations to Nathan Nagle and Marek Rouillon, two of the Department's Higher Degree Research students, who have both just won prizes at the AXAA (Australian X-Ray Analytical Association) 2014 conference in Perth. Nathan won best student oral presentation in the "minerals" category, and Marek won best student poster. This means that both students will go on to the international "Denver X-ray conference" in the United States this year as ambassadors for AXAA and Macquarie University.
Department of Environment and Geography publication(s) of the month:
Reeves JM, Barrows TT, Cohen TJ, Kiem AS, Bostock HC, Fitzsimmons KE, Jansen JD, Kemp J, Krause C, Petherick L, Phipps SJ, OZ-INTIMATE Members. Climate variability over the last 35,000 years recorded in marine and terrestrial archives in the Australian region: an OZ-INTIMATE compilation. Quaternary Science Reviews 2013;74:21-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.01.001 (Hesse PP is named as an OZ-INTIMATE member on the publication)
Telfer MW, Hesse PP. Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions from linear dunefields: recent progress, current challenges and future directions. Quaternary Science Reviews 2013;78:1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.07.007
Fitzsimmons KE, Cohen TJ, Hesse PP, Jansen J, Nanson GC, May J-H, Barrows TT, Haberlah D, Hilgers A, Kelly T, Larsen J, Lomax J, Treble P. Late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental change in the Australian drylands. Quaternary Science Reviews 2013;74:78-96. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.09.007