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Superb fairy-wrens picky when helping others in distressSuperb fairy-wrens are more likely to take risks to help members of their close social circle, according to a new study.
Uncovering the oddities of Australian orchidsDr Tobias Hayashi studied a delicate little native orchid with a cool and clever adaptation to attract pollinators.
Big brains bring change: Inside the social life of spidersWhile most spiders are creatures of solitude, a study involving researchers from ANU has found some species have become more gregarious.
E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Title TBA
E&E Seminar: Title TBA
E&E Seminar: Title TBA
9 March 2023
Lynea Witczak Oldfather, Flinders University
Social interactions regulate our behavior and physiology, and connections between social well-being and health may be one reason why individuals who are happy with their...
23 February 2023
Claudia Londono Nieto, University of Valencia, Spain
Sexual conflict occurs when male and female evolutionary interest do not coincide and is an important determinant of population viability and evolvability.
3 November 2022
Lee Ann Rollins, University of New South Wales
Exotic invasions offer an ideal opportunity to investigate evolution, which often occurs rapidly when organisms are introduced to novel environments.
20 October 2022
E&E Seminar: Our rather surprising highland grasslands and their future: the ecology and ecophysiology of an ecosystem ...
Mark Hovenden, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania
Highland grasslands present a familiar landscape to anyone keen on mountain areas. These ecosystems are aesthetically pleasing, support many endemic species and are important...
13 October 2022
E&E Seminar: Better together? Group decision making in velvet worms, social insects and giant amoebas »
Tanya Latty, University of Sydney
Organisms display a wide variety of social behaviours ranging from nesting aggregations to parental care to the amazingly complex societies found in eusocial insects such as...
2 September 2022
Truc Nguyen, Gordon Group, E&E, RSB
Extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) strains are responsible for the majority of extra-intestinal infections in humans, including urinary tract infections,...
31 August 2022
E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Systematics and Evolutionary Biology of the Weevils Associated with Cycads in Australia (Coleoptera:...
Yun Hsiao, Rowell Group, E&E, RSB
Cycads are subtropical and tropical palm-like gymnosperms, commonly known as “living fossils” as they arose in the late Paleozoic and were much more diverse and dominant during...
26 August 2022
E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Sex and conflict: How competition shapes reproduction, behaviour and life-histories in various animals...
Lauren Harrison, Head & Jennions Groups, E&E, RSB
Males compete against each other for female attention, for access to mating opportunities, and the sperm of multiple males can compete to fertilise a female’s eggs.
26 May 2022
Jeff Powell, Western Sydney University
The vast majority of plants are mycorrhizal, with two of the most dominant types (arbuscular [AM] and ectomycorrhizal [EcM]) existing at opposite ends of multiple spectra.
19 May 2022
E&E Seminar: The enigmatic hemiclonal unisexual species complex in the freshwater fish genus Hypseleotris in eastern Australia...
Carp gudgeons in eastern Australia have evolved a complex and quirky system of hemiclonal unisexual reproduction.
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