The last few weeks have been busy , and I see October has come and gone without a post. A few notable things have been happening amidst all the teaching. For instance, I enjoyed my online plenary talk about adaptive grazing to the Maritime Beef Conference last Friday, and earlier that same week, hosting another meeting of the wider ResNet Landscape 1 group: academics, students and partners. Qiqi Zhao arrived to work on ResNet for a year as part of her PhD, funded by the China Scholarship Council, and is awaiting release from quarantine. The commentary chapters are rolling in for peer review as contributions to the Opening Windows decadal review of natural resource social science that I’m lead co-editing, and I’ve been leading the development of a set of awards for IASNR as part of my chairship of its Membership Committee. Long-awaited new colleague Stanley Asah has started work in the School as a CRC 1 in the Social Dimensions of Clean Technology. We proudly congratulated our fall graduates of the MES program (see below), including Gardenio da Silva who I supervised. I’ve been livestreaming COP26 when I can, and gave some independent comment covered in a Weather Network article by Mark Jacquemain about an AI-driven literature review about climate adaptation in Nature that makes the kinds of assessments you might expect about how coherent efforts have been to date: “fragmented, local and incremental, with limited evidence of transformational adaptation and negligible evidence of risk reduction outcomes”. Back to work now… it’s Tenure & Promotion season and I’m the only full professor in the saddle.