Event recordings

Watch and listen to recordings of our past presentations.

  13 August 2020

Dr Rod Peakall, Division of Ecology and Evolution, RSB, ANU

Native Australian orchids have featured strongly in Rod's research, where he has explored a range of fascinating ecological, biochemical, molecular and evolutionary questions...

  6 August 2020

Jonathan Losos, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, USA

Jonathan Losos will speak on his career-long experimental research program manipulating the presence of lizards on small islands in the Bahamas to test ecological and evolutionary...

  30 July 2020

Lucy Aplin, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour, Konstanz, Germany

There is an increasing body of evidence for the existence of animal cultures. Recent work has also suggested cultural traits can be subject to selection, changing in form,...

  28 July 2020

Rod Peakall, E&E, RSB

Annals of Botany Special Lecture by Professor Rod Peakall (ANU) at the Botany 2020 - Virtual meeting July 27-31, USA

  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...