CIE Photo Competition winners are……

Congrats to the winners of the CIE Photo Competition held at the Centre for Integrative Ecology Annual Conference 2019. The winners are:

Nature and Animals / Kristian Bell

Nature and Animals / Kristian Bell

Nature’s Colours and Pattern / Yanwen Wang

Nature’s Colours and Pattern / Yanwen Wang

Researchers at Work / Muhammad Jawad Jilani

Researchers at Work / Muhammad Jawad Jilani

CIE Photo Competition @ the CIE Annual Conference, 16 Oct 2019

 Images taken by CIE members – click on any image to enlarge

Make sure you vote for your favorite pics during the conference

CALL FOR REGISTRATION – 2019 CIE Annual Conference

Please register your attendance here no later than the 2nd of October 2019

Guidelines for the talk presentations:

  • In preparation for your talk, we ask that you follow the strict guideline below. This would ensure that our schedule runs on time and allows for all talks to be accommodated on the day.
  • Student talks will run for 4.5 minutes and then 30-seconds for changeover.
  • In addition, there will be time at the end of each cluster of talks, for Q&A, and this will depend on how many talks are scheduled – as we approach closer to the conference date, we will know better and a final schedule will be sent to all.
  • Prizes will be awarded for best talks!!

2019 Best CIE HDR Research Paper, Science Outreach and Presentations Awards

Dear CIE HDR students,

An important part of the annual CIE conference is to seek out and acknowledge your fantastic research. So If you have a recent research effort, please send it through for consideration into the 2019 Best CIE HDR Research Awards.

We have four research award categories:

The two usual customers:

1. Best reviewed research paper (a manuscript that has undergone part, or all of the external peer review process)

2. Best unreviewed research paper (a pre-submitted, or submitted manuscript, lacking any input from peer-review feedback)

Award Rules:

  • Entries are open to all CIE HDR students.
  • Published papers must have been published after October 2018.
  • Papers should reflect research undertaken as part of your current CIE HDR candidature.
  • Papers will be judged, scored and ranked by a panel of CIE academics.
  • Please email papers(stating category) or submissions to Tim Jessop (t.Jessop@deakin.edu.au) before September 20th to be in the running.
  • Winners will be contacted by email at the end of September.

And a new award:

3. Best CIE HDR award for science outreach

  • Here we are looking for great examples of how you are translating and communicating your science for the benefit of the broader community and ideally having an impact beyond the ivory towers of academia! I am leaving this vague in its interpretation to allow for the broadest consideration of your research outreach efforts (e.g. might or might not include an account of how your science helped Nuns in Mexico sustainably harvest endangered salamanders to make cough syrup).
  • If you would like to enter, please send me a brief email, in which and using no more than 200 words, describe your science outreach efforts.
  • Again please email submissions to Tim Jessop (t.Jessop@deakin.edu.au) before September 20th.
  • The Winner will be contacted by email at the end of September.

If these do not appeal, and because you are all presenting then you automatically qualify for the:

4. Best Presentation Awards

  • The CIE will also be giving out awards the for best female and best male HDR candidate presentations at the conference.

Guidelines for the talk presentations:

  • In preparation for your talk, we ask that you follow the strict guideline below. This would ensure that our schedule runs on time and allows for all talks to be accommodated on the day.
  • Student talks will run for 4.5 minutes and then 30-seconds for changeover.
  • In addition, there will be time at the end of each cluster of talks, for Q&A, and this will depend on how many talks are scheduled – as we approach closer to the conference date, we will know better and a final schedule will be sent to all.

The winner of each category:

  • Will be awarded a voucher and certificate.
  • The winners of the research papers and the science outreach award will also each be given a 10-minute presentation slot to discuss their research within a combined 30-minute keynote speaker address at the conference.

We look forward to receiving many entries and hearing great presentations across different categories!

(Sent on behalf of Dr Tim Jessop. Feel free to contact him directly for more information)

Photo Competition and Registration – Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE) Annual Conference 2019

Dear CIE staff and students,

The Centre for Integrative Ecology invites you to it’s 2019 CIE Annual Conference to be held on Wednesday, 16th October at the Deakin Downtown, Melbourne.

Registration is now open – please register your attendance no later than 10th October 2019: click here to register.

Accommodation/Transport (Warrnambool staff/students only) – the Centre will reimburse our Warrnambool staff and students (up to $120), 1-night’s accommodation in Melbourne and also return train ticket. It is recommended that Warrnambool staff and students best to pre-book several School cars to travel to the conference.

Photo competition – see details below:

The 59th annual Australian Freshwater Sciences Society (AFSS) congress

When: 1 – 4 December 2019,  WAURN PONDS, VICTORIA

What: We are excited to announce Waurn Ponds will host the 59th annual Australian Freshwater Sciences Society (AFSS) congress in conjunction with the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society.

The Australian Freshwater Sciences Society Congress brings together experts from across Australia and around the world in all disciplines of Freshwater science, presenting the most up to date research, management and policy initiatives. Every second year, this congress is held in conjunction with our colleagues in New Zealand, extending the reach and relevance of the discussions.

This year, we aim to extend the traditional bounds of the freshwater science discipline. Thus, the congress will be of interest to a wide range of scientists, managers, policy makers and communicators.

We look forward to discussing all things Freshwater in December. Other highlights will include conference field trips, community engagement and cultural experiences to expand our knowledge of some of the most important freshwater systems in Australia.

Who: We have a suite of exceptional plenary speakers, both national and international, attending the conference including:

  • Professor Janine Adams
  • Mr Ricky Archer
  • Professor Julian Olden
  • Dr. Jill Lancaster
  • Professor Angela Arthington
  • Dr. Joanne Clapcott
  • Professor Peter Tyler

* If you would like to organise a meeting with any of the invited speakers, please contact David Dodemaide (dode@deakin.edu.au). Meetings are subject to speaker availability.

For more information about the conference, please visit the website https://www.afssconference.org.au/.

Upcoming Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Symposium

Calling all researchers,

You may be aware that DELWP is holding a ‘Science Symposium’ as part of Science Week this year, which is based on the theme of ‘Discovery!’. The Symposium is being held on Wednesday the 14th August at the RACV City Club in Bourke Street, Melbourne from 10am until 5pm.

Expressions of interest (EOI) are open for Researchers and Agency Research staff to nominate to present their science-based work in a ‘3 minute lightning talk’ session. Presenters may use up to 3 static slides to accompany their presentation, and the work must connect science to a DELWP policy/operational contribution or impact and be linked to the theme of ‘Discovery!’

Please use this link and attached documentation (PDF) to register and submit an EOI (including eligibility and evaluation criteria).

The EOI closes on the 26th July 2019.

This will be a fantastic opportunity for researchers to showcase their work and to connect with fellow researchers and DELWP policy and operational staff.

The 2019 CIE Annual Conference – mark it in your calendar

Dear CIE staff and students,

The Centre for Integrative Ecology invites you to attend the 2019 CIE Annual Conference to be held on Wednesday, 16th October at the Deakin Downtown, Melbourne.

The conference is an important event in the annual calendar of events for the Centre. It is an opportunity for all staff and students to come together to listen, discuss and contribute. It creates a great forum for our academics, researchers and students for networking and build on possible collaborative links with those from other campuses. A great platform for our students to showcase their research and reflect on what has been achieved.

We would like as many staff and students to attend as possible, as this is important to the success of the day and ultimately the success of our future that as many staff and students contribute at these events as possible.

More detailed information and registration details on the conference will be emailed to all in due course. At this stage, we wanted to give you the heads-up and have it booked in your diary!

A Public Symposium on Integrative Ecology by Research for Educational Impact (REDI)

A Public Symposium on Integrative Ecology brought to you by Research for Educational Impact (REDI).

Registration is now open – click here to register.

Integrative Ecology investigates the living environment. Through this symposium we will showcase researchers who are investigating the mechanisms of immediate and evolutionary response to environmental changes, not just what conditions endanger some species during change.

At Deakin University the Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE) combines ecology, evolution, and ecological physiology and research falls into three overlapping focal areas:

  • Environmental change has a direct impact on individual organisms, which is notably studied in the fields of sensory ecology and animal physiology.
  • These responses lead to changes at the level of populations and communities.
  • Environmental change, however, not only results in immediate responses but also imparts variation in selection pressures, ultimately leading to evolutionary change.

Date And Time: Thu., 11 April 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST

Location: Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3008, Australia

A workshop for teachers will be offered in the afternoon, to assist teachers to develop ecology-based activities in the classroom.

A pre-event briefing (9.00 am-10.00 am) will also be held for teachers wishing to attend the classroom workshop, bringing the total event time for teachers to 9.00 am—4.00 pm.

The event will run from 10.00 am—1.00 pm for non-teachers and members of the public.

Registration is now open – click here to register.

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