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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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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:

Holdaway SJ, Fanning PC. Geoarchaeology of Aboriginal Landscapes in Semi-arid Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, 2014.

Kristensen LJ, Taylor MP, Kingsley O, Hibdon SA, Flegal AR. Lead isotopic compositions of ash sourced from Australian bushfires. Environmental Pollution 2014 DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2014.03.025

Laidlaw MAS, Zahran S, Pingatore N, Clague J, Devlin G, Taylor MP. Reply to comments on “Identification of lead sources in residential environments: Sydney Australia” by Laidlaw et al. (2014). Environmental Pollution 2014