CIE Seminar Series 2018: Animal behaviour across landscapes: challenges for 21st century Behavioural Ecology

SPEAKER: Prof Marie Herberstein, Chair of Academic Senate, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW

DATE: Friday, 27th April 2018

TIME: 1:30pm

LOCATION:  Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds – room ka4.207 (green room)

Seminar will also be video linked to the following campuses: Melbourne Campus at Burwood –Burwood Corporate Centre; and Warrnambool Campus, Room J2.22

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BIO and ABSTRACT.  I have been a behavioural ecologist for over two decades conducting my research using the traditional approaches of the field: comparing individual variation in behaviour in an ecological and fitness context. My work is on spiders, and the occasional insect, and typically focuses on behaviour of individuals from a single population. Occasionally, I conduct species comparisons in a phylogenetic context. Being surrounded (and somewhat influenced) by plant ecologists that have excelled at multi-species trait comparisons, I have been thinking about the scope of Behavioural Ecology and the opportunities for this field in expanding behaviour into trait space and landscape level analyses. In this seminar, I will briefly describe my overall research and then discuss some recent forays into the landscape and trait space approaches. 

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