Upcoming events

28
Apr
2017
Speaker: Rebecca Laver, Moritz Group, E&E, RSB
Surveys revealing new species and endemism “hotspots” have just started to uncover true biodiversity levels within the remote tropical savannahs of the Kimberley (Western Australia).
28
Apr
2017
Speaker: Ana Silva, Moritz Group, E&E, RSB
Demographic responses of species to past climate change can inform us about their adaptive capacity, especially if we consider species that co-occur but have different ecological niches.
02
May
2017
Speaker: Damian Dowling, Monash University
In my research group, we are interested in the contribution of the mitochondrial genomes to the evolution of life-histories. Genetic variation within the mitochondrial DNA sequence was traditionally assumed to be neutral to selection.
02
May
2017
Speaker: Mid-year Honours and Masters students for 2016/17
The midyear Honours and Masters students for 2016/2017 will be presenting the findings of their research in the final Honours seminars.  These will be spread across 2 days in the following sessions: Session 1:  Tuesday, May 2 (Finkel Theatre, JCSMR), 2:00 - 3:55pm
03
May
2017
Speaker: Mid-year Honours and Masters students for 2016/17
The midyear Honours and Masters students for 2016/2017 will be presenting the findings of their research in the final Honours seminars.  These will be spread across 2 days in the following sessions: Session 1:  Tuesday, May 2 (Finkel Theatre, JCSMR), 2:00 - 3:55pm
05
May
2017
Speaker: Nick Matzke, Moritz group, E&E
Species Distribution Models (SDMs) typically rely on machine-learning approaches to estimate the niche of a species, where the "niche model" is effectively a correlational model built on physical environmental variables such as temperature and precipitation.
05
May
2017
Speaker: Prof Patricia Leon, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Abstract - Chloroplasts act as metabolic hubs and in turn they are central sensors that continuosly communicate its status to the cell.
09
May
2017
Speaker: Emma Vitikainen, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter
Cooperative breeding is a reproductive strategy where individuals look after young that are not their own. A typical feature of such systems is that not all individuals provide and receive the same amount of care.
15
May
2017
Speaker: Professor Deep Saini, Vice Chancellor, University of Canberra and Professor Emeritus, University of Canberra
Chloromethane is a major carrier of chlorine in Earth’s atmosphere and thus participates in influencing the integrity of ozone layer. Biogenic emissions constitute the predominant source of chloromethane in the atmosphere.
16
May
2017
Speaker: Tim Parker, Whitman College
Effective scientific progress requires that researchers report what they find and how they found it. This is not a controversial idea, but when it comes to actual practice, in many disciplines we fall far short of the level of transparency needed to avoid major bias.
06
Jun
2017
Speaker: Louis Ranjard, CBBU, RSB
Geographic patterns of song variation are common in passerines and can develop as a consequence of the mechanisms of song acquisition and dispersal. In particular, the timing of dispersal relative to the sensory learning phase and the time of song crystallization is important.
14
Jun
2017
Speaker: Benjamin Schwessinger (ANU), Megan McDonald (ANU), Steve Eichten (ANU), Louise Judd (UniMelb)
Our nanopore sequencing workshop is targeted at beginners and intermediate users of the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencing platform.
12
Sep
2017

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