Event recordings

Watch and listen to recordings of our past presentations.

  23 July 2020

Vivek Nityananda, Newcastle University

Praying mantises are the only insects known to have stereo vision. We used a comparative approach to determine how the mechanisms underlying stereopsis in mantises differ from...

  9 July 2020

Rob Lanfear, E&E, RSB

Having spent much of the last 15 years trying to improve molecular phylogenetics, I had formed the fairly firm view that my research was very interesting (of course!!!) but rather...

  9 July 2020

Stephanie Courtney Jones, Nicotra Group, E&E, RSB

The central islands of Indonesia, between Java, Bali and Kalimantan (Borneo) on the west and Papua on the east - are a living laboratory for the study of evolution, known as the...

  2 July 2020

Douglas J. Emlen, The University of Montana

Every animal has a weapon of one sort or another, but the overwhelming majority of weapons stay small. Yet, sprinkled through the tree of life are species where weapons become...

  24 June 2020

Dr Megan Outram, Post Doc, Williams Group, RSB

Plant pathogens cause disease through secreted effector proteins, which act to modulate host physiology and promote infection. Often, effector proteins lack sequence identity to...

  11 June 2020

Michael J Ryan, University of Texas & Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

Choosing a mate is one of the most important decisions an animal can make. The fitness costs and benefits of mate choice have been analysed extensively in the context of sexual...

  10 June 2020

Dr Florian Busch, Post Doc, Farquhar group, ANU

Photorespiratory metabolism is essential for plants to maintain functional photosynthesis in an oxygen-containing environment. Because the oxygenation reaction of Rubisco is...

  4 June 2020

Associate Professor Athena Aktipis, Arizona State University

Athena Aktipis discusses how an evolutionary approach to understanding and treating cancer can transform it from being a disease that threatens our lives to one we can live with.

  14 May 2020

Professor Bob Wong, Monash University

Bob Wong considers the role that behaviour plays in determining the fate of species under human-induced environmental change.