Communication and the environment

This diverse research theme focuses on the many manifestations of science communication in the discussion and presentation of environmental matters. Research under this theme may include any science-based environmental communication material or enterprise.

Projects investigate such topics as:

Climate change and science communication, e.g.:
  • how has climate communication in the public arena changed over time?

  • what are the best methods for broad, inclusive, meaningful environmental and climate dialogue?

Novel communication methods for environmental information , e.g.:
  • how can unconventional communication methods (such as art or theatre) be used to improve environmental communication efforts?

  • what effects does involving citizens in hands-on environmental activities have on environmentally responsible behaviour?

Characterizing barriers and facilitators of effective environmental communication, e.g.:
  • what are key characteristics of successful environmental communication enterprises?

  • what role do trust and values play in successful environmental communication?

Contact theme convenor Dr Rod Lamberts for more information or click on the tabs below to find people, projects and events associated with this theme.

Projects

Highlights

Perfecting the art of conversation

Researchers are using ‘long conversations’ to foster dialogue about climate change
Climate change is a difficult issue. Many people remain confused about climate science and policy, leading to skepticism and disenfranchisement...

News

05
Sep
2016
Dr Elizabeth Tynan who graduated in 2011 from ANU with a PhD in science communication has turned her PhD thesis into a book entitled Atomic Thunder The Maralinga Story.   The book...
26
Aug
2016
Master of Science Communication Outreach graduate Joe Duggan has been announced as one of Australia's next Young Social Pioneers by the Foundation for Young Australians. According...
30
Mar
2016
Rod Lamberts weighs in on the wind turbine safety debate in a new article for The Conversation.
15
Jul
2015
For the first time, a new analysis shows an impact of climate change on human society long before we knew the climate was actually changing. Exploring Google's scanned book...
23
Feb
2015
Jacqui Hoepner and Will Grant discuss what makes good, bad and awful wind turbine scholarship in a new article for The Conversation.
28
Jan
2015
Former CPAS PhD student Dr Maria Taylor has detailed the birth and decline of Australian climate policy from 1987 to the present in a new book based on her doctoral thesis. The...
10
Nov
2014
Dr Su Wild-River received the accolade of Certified Environmental Practitioner of the Year from the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand on 30th October this year at...
27
Aug
2014
Master of Science Communication Outreach student Joe Duggan has developed a unique way of communicating about climate change: by asking climate scientists to express their...
22
Aug
2014
Rod Lamberts outlines some common tactical errors made by climate scientists speaking out in the public domain, and how climate scientists can approach their communication more...
19
Mar
2014
CPAS PhD candidate Jacqui Hoepner and Dr Will Grant  argue that people's mental health should be taken seriously as a health impact of wind farms, in a new piece for The...

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