Australian geographers make a major contribution to educating and informing Australians about the region.
Areas of specific interest include:
The impacts of climate change in the region—including the biophysical and human processes contributing to climate change, and the interconnections between the two.
Mitigating and adapting to climate change – place-specific responses.
Sea-level rise and its implications for the island nations of the Pacific.
The causes of wetland loss and degradation.
Conflicts over land and resource development that examine how complex interactions between local, regional, national and international levels produce different outcomes in different places.
Linkages of rural communities with urban areas through permanent or temporary migration.
The nature of agricultural change.
The efforts of local communities and marginalised peoples to find development approaches that meet their needs and values.
Water management in a multinational context.
Rising sea levels areas are a threat to the island of the islands of the Pacific (Source: Shutterstock)
Relevant careers include climate change assessment and planning; community development; environmental and social impact assessment; environmental monitoring and management; environmental science; geographic information systems (GIS); mitigation and disaster management; international development and aid; local and regional development; natural resource management; planning; populational analysis; public policy; defence and natural security; remote sensing; sustainability; and tourism management.
In the spirit of reconciliation the Australian Geography Teachers Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
In the spirit of reconciliation the Australian Geography Teachers Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.