CIE Seminar Series – 2021: Post PhD life at CSIRO

SPEAKER: Jessica Hodgson, Research Technician, Adaptive Ecosystem Management Team, Land & Water, CSIRO.

DATE & TIME: Friday, 6th August 2021 @ 12noon.

LOCATION: Seminar to be streamed via Zoom. Click HERE to connect (Meeting ID: 408 120 6183, Password: 06048505).

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ABSTRACT.

Since leaving Deakin behind, Jess moved to Canberra and is now a part of the Adaptive Ecosystems Management Team of CSIRO.

In this seminar she will introduce the varied nature of her work in ecology as a Research Technician. For much of the year her role sends her around the country to conduct flora surveys in threatened ecological communities, catching large waterbirds to satellite track their movements or climbing 70m tall research towers.

She has acquired numerous new skills since joining including app development, a UAV Pilot licence, spatial analysis, vertical tower rescue and building databases – all of which she never expected when she finished her PhD.


BIO.

Jess finished her PhD at Deakin in 2019. She studied Great Bowerbirds and their role as ecosystem engineers with Prof John Endler.

Afterwards she moved to the Adaptive Ecosystem Management Team at CSIRO in Canberra where she now leads fieldwork and co-leads research on waterbirds, biodiversity monitoring and bushfire recovery.

For more information click HERE (Twitter).


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CIE Seminar Series – 2021: An ecological perspective on timing in tiny brains

SPEAKER: Leslie Ng, Stuart-Fox Lab, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne.

DATE & TIME: Friday, 30th July 2021 @ 12noon.

LOCATION: Seminar to be streamed via Zoom. Click HERE to connect (Meeting ID: 873 3601 0495, Password: 90323570).

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ABSTRACT.

Time is a fundamental dimension of all biological processes, but how relevant is time sense to non-human animals, especially those with miniature insect brains? In my PHD I explore the time sense of the European honey bee, one of the few insect species that has been discussed in this context.

Bees are known to have circadian timing abilities and can use time-related memories to efficiently forage from food sources that operate on circadian or temporal rhythms. However, their capacity to process time intervals of short durations remains unclear. Mixed results in the bee literature suggest that the timing of intervals is highly complex and may potentially be context dependent.

To further understand the complexities of interval timing, I investigated the ecological significance of time sense and found that an ecological perspective provided a nuanced understanding of previous findings and revealed important knowledge gaps.

In this talk I will discuss the interesting world of honey bee time sense, as well as share some new perspectives of interval timing, and how temporal information may or may not be relevant to animals in natural conditions.


BIO.

Leslie Ng is currently a third year PHD candidate at the School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne. His interests include insect colour vision, bee psychophysics, and conceptual learning.

He is now primarily investigating honey bee cognition in his PHD, with a specific focus on the interval timing abilities of insect brains, and the ecological relevance of time sense.

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CIE Spotlight: Improving the phylogenetic resolution of Malaysian and Javan mahseer (Cyprinidae), Tor tambroides and Tor tambra: Whole mitogenomes sequencing, phylogeny and potential mitogenome markers

Improving the phylogenetic resolution of Malaysian and Javan mahseer (Cyprinidae), Tor tambroides and Tor tambra: Whole mitogenomes sequencing, phylogeny and potential mitogenome markers.

See the paper at GENE.