Past events

07
May
2019
Speaker: Emily Remnant, University of Sydney
The last century has seen dramatic changes in the management and distribution of honey bees, bringing along a cocktail of novel stressors such as pesticides and diseases.
03
May
2019
Speaker: Alyssa Weinstein, Peakall and Linde Groups, E&E, RSB
Sexual deception is the most beguiling of pollination strategies to evolve. Deceitful plants mimic the sex-pheromones of insects, thereby luring them into visiting, mating with, and inadvertently pollinating their flowers!
02
May
2019
Speaker: Gergana Daskalova, University of Edinburgh
All across the world, species’ populations and the biodiversity of ecological communities are changing in complex ways. Against a backdrop of accelerating global change, a critical research step is to disentangle the sources of the heterogeneous patterns of population and biodiversity change.
30
Apr
2019
Speaker: Sabine Rumpf, University of Vienna
Mountains harbour disproportionately high biodiversity, including rare and endangered species, but are in general poorly protected.
23
Apr
2019
Speaker: Iliana Medina, University of Melbourne
Many insects change colour during ontogeny and, in some, this can be explained by different selective pressures acting on highly dissimilar adult and larval forms.
16
Apr
2019
Speaker: David Kainer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The increasing proliferation of biological assays, high throughput phenotyping and computational prediction has resulted in an enormous wealth of biological data in many different species. These data layers (e.g.
12
Apr
2019
Speaker: Damien Esquerre, Keogh Group, E&E, RSB
Current patterns of biodiversity, whether its species richness or phenotypic diversity, need to be understood in the context of the past. The history of living organisms is told at multiple dimensions, one of them being their phylogenetic history.
12
Apr
2019
Speaker: Constanza Leon, Heinsohn Group, Fenner School
Group-living animals are affected by both the physical and social environment they inhabit, influencing population dynamic processes such as reproductive success, survival and dispersal patterns; all of which ultimately shape the evolution of a species.
11
Apr
2019
Speaker: Dr Teresa Carvalho - Head of the Molecular Parasitology Lab La Trobe University - Host Alex Maier
Malaria causes a significant health burden worldwide. An efficient vaccine has yet to be developed but a handful of treatment options exist. However, resistant parasites have emerged against all available anti-malarial drugs, including against the front-line treatment Artemisinin.
11
Apr
2019
Speaker: Leonie Moyle, Matt Hahn, Dan Vanderpool (Indiana University) Jeff Good (University of Montana) Jason Bragg (Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney) Justin Borevitz, Angela McGaughran, Sacha
Genome sequencing of model species has yielded important insights into population history, adaptation and speciation.

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