Past events

26
Feb
2019
Speaker: Stephen Davis
California experienced the lowest rainfall in recorded history in 2002, replaced by even lower rainfall totals in 2007 and 2018.  These acute droughts were superseded by unprecedented chronic drought between 2012-2018.
26
Feb
2019
Speaker: Maeva Techer, Okinawa Institute of Sciences and Technology
Varroa mites are ectoparasites infesting honeybee colonies and originally found only in Asia. One century ago, the Western honeybee Apis mellifera was introduced into the native range of the Asian honeybee A. cerana for beekeeping.
25
Feb
2019
25
Feb
2019
Speaker: Professor Zander Myburg, University of Pretoria
In this seminar, Prof Myburg will give an overview of his work towards developing genomic resources for the genetic dissection of growth and wood development in fast-growing Eucalyptus plantations.
25
Feb
2019
22
Feb
2019
Speaker: Ian Brennan, Keogh Group, E&E, RSB
Over geological time, the earth’s surface and climate have changed, rearranging continental plates and oscillating between a hothouse and snowglobe. These changes have left lasting impressions on the diversity, richness, and distribution of earth’s inhabitants.
22
Feb
2019
Speaker: Zoe Reynolds, Cardillo Group, E&E, RSB
Fires are a major cause of disturbance in ecosystems all over the world. Inappropriate fire regimes have been identified as a major threat to many of Australia’s terrestrial animal species.
20
Feb
2019
Speaker: Ross Dennis
Germination is the critical first step in a plant’s life history.  A seed needs to determine the right time and place to germinate to give the subsequent plant the best chance at survival and prosperity.
19
Feb
2019
Speaker: Christian Rixen & Sonja Wipf, Team Mountain Ecology, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Switzerland
In cold biomes, the distribution of plant species and the composition of vegetation communities is strongly shaped by climatic conditions.
18
Feb
2019
Speaker: Associate Professor Claudia E. Vickers
In the first part of this presentation, I will introduce the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform and its research foci in Chemicals & Fibres, Environment & Biocontrol, Health & Medicine, and social sciences, as well as our collaborative activities across Australia.

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