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Dr

Helena Bender

Lecturer (Environmental Social Sciences)
Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
Tertiary
Complexity science
Wildlife management
Secondary
Animal behaviour
Emergence
Sustainability
Sonic deterrence
Education in and for sustainability
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Dr

Helena Bender

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Education
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Dr

Helena Bender

 

Helena is a teaching specialist who is interested in the intersection between social and biophysical systems and the sustainability of the global ecosystem. She started her academic career as a behavioural ecologist interested in animal communication in marine contexts and in terrestrial environments, with an applied focus - how sound could be of use for managing over-abundant mammals like eastern grey kangaroos and grey headed flying foxes.

More recently, she has drawn on her experiences of working in an inter-disciplinary subject and team to reflect on the benefits and challenges of working across disciplinary divides. Helena draws on her teaching degree in primary and secondary education, and experience teaching environmental science, biology and mathematics at a secondary school in Gippsland in her teaching contributions in Reshaping Environments (ENVS10002), Contested Resources (EVSC20005), Human/Non-Human Encounters (SCIE20002), and Sustainability: Hope for the Earth?

Projects

Helena has led a successful grant to develop a database of sustainability-based experiences (SLED) which can be viewed on the Ecosystem and Forest Sciences tab at - https://fvas-ems.vet.unimelb.edu.au/index.html.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 13 most recent scholarly works by Helena Bender.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2011

Citation for outstanding contributions to building graduate attributes: building knowledge across disciplines

Centre for the Study of Higher Education

2007

Citation for Gippsland Education Service

Australian Education College

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Lecturer (Environmental Social Sciences)

Ecosystem And Forest Sciences

Education

Education


ZOOLOGY

University of Melbourne

EDUCATION (PRIMARY AND SECONDARY)

Deakin University

SCIENCE

Trent University

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