Past events

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.
02
Apr
2019
Speaker: Jennifer Kelley, University of Western Australia
One of the commonest strategies for avoiding attack is camouflage, where an animal’s colouration resembles the visual background against which it is viewed. One fundamental aspect of camouflage that has received little attention is the problem of how to conceal a 3D body shape.
01
Apr
2019
Speaker: Professor Paula Mabee, University of South Dakota
26
Mar
2019
Speaker: Jeff Good, University of Montana
Adaptation to environmental change is central to the origin and persistence of species.

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