Seminars 2016

Seminars (2016) will be held every Friday, where possible, commencing at 1:30pm (any “additional seminars” are shown in green)
External visitors – wish to join us and connect to our seminars? You may connect to the live seminar via *N SEBE VMP LES Seminars [ID.36958], or via the methods listed HERE.
For Deakin staff and students, please join via Skype for Business (Lync).
As a courtesy, we request that when connecting to the seminar that you mute your microphone unless you are required to speak, this would ensure that the sound from the speaker to the audience is not disrupted by feedback from your microphone – thank you!
Please note that connection is only available while a seminar is taking place. See exact times below.
Date Speaker Host/s Title Uni/Organisation
5/02/2016 Prof Marcel Visser Kate Buchanan Seasonal timing of growth and reproduction in a warming world; genes, phenotypes and fitness Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), The Netherlands
9/02/2016 (Tues) Prof Barbara Tschirren Andy Bennett Life in a parasitized world: selection, evolution and the maintenance of variation Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Switzerland
11/03/2016 NO SEMINAR
18/03/2016 Assoc Prof David Phalen Andy Bennett Viral Diseases and Parrot Conservation in Australia Wildlife Health and Conservation, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney
1/04/2016 NO SEMINAR
8/04/2016 Assoc. Prof. Kerrie Wilson Euan Ritchie Conserving biodiversity on a budget School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland
15/04/2016 Assoc. Prof. Aaron Wirsing Euan Ritchie Ecological impacts of gray wolf recolonization in managed landscapes of the western USA School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
22/04/2016 Dr Gregory Holwell Matt Symonds Sexual selection and morphological diversity School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland
29/04/2016 Lee Dugatkin Brianne A./John E. Altruism writ small: The case of E. coli & antibiotic resistance University of Louisville, Kentucky
6/05/2016 Assoc Prof Melodie McGeoch Don Driscoll Connecting the dots: Linking the science and policy of biological invasion School of Biological Sciences, Monash University
13/05/2016 Dr Marie Manceau John Endler Formation and Evolution of Skin Patterns in Birds Centre for Interdesciplinary Research in Biology College de France, Paris
27/05/2016 Prof Soren Alexandersen Marcel Klaassen Keeping an eye on animal viruses – global spread, evolution and zoonotic potential Director, Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID), School of of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
3/06/2016 Qamar Schuyler Graeme Hays The threat of plastic to sea turtles in the global ocean Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland
10/06/2016 Prof David Bowman Euan Ritchie Pyrodiversity – fire, food webs and the conservation of biodiversity School of Biological Sciences, The University of Tasmania, Hobart
17/06/2016 Prof David Hunt Ben Knott Ancestry of adaptations to day and night vision School of Animal Biology, The University of Western Australia
24/06/2016 Prof Iain Gordon Euan Ritchie Global food security: is biodiversity doomed? Tropical Environment & Societies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
1/07/2016 Nick Clemann Don Driscoll Declines, denial and disconnect: Victorian reptiles in a time of mass extinction Arthur Rylah Institue for Environmental Research, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Heidelberg, Victoria
8/07/2016 NO SEMINAR – ASSAB 2016 CONFERENCE, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, NSW (5-8 July)
15/07/2016 Dr Trent Penman Don Driscoll Future fire: do we need to worry School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne
22/07/2016 Dr Rachael Dudaniec Andy Bennett Understanding species connectivity and environmental adaptation using landscape genetics Department of Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology), Macquarie University
29/07/2016 Prof Arthur Georges Beata Ujvari Sex in dragons: a tale of unfolding complexity, bringing in the genetic work to inform the ecological side of the story Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra
5/08/2016 Dr Joe Fontaine Tim Doherty The squeeze is on: Fire-climate feedbacks and impact on vegetation in a biodiversity hotspot Environment and Conservation Sciences, Murdoch University WA
12/08/2016 Assoc Prof Janine Deakin Beata Ujvari Tracking the evolution of devil facial tumour disease Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra
19/08/2016 Prof Marcel Klaassen N/A Migratory birds in jeopardy – Global change getting in the way CIE Director
26/08/2016 Assoc Prof Robbie Wilson Beata Ujvari Measuring success in nature and sport: how animals perform and why it matters School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland
2/09/2016 Dr Michael Kasumovic  Kate Buchanan Video games are everywhere…. “Pbbbt. Well they don’t belong in Science!” I can hear some of you utter! School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of NSW
9/09/2016 NO SEMINAR
23/09/2016 NO SEMINAR
30/09/2016 NO SEMINAR
14/10/2016 Dr Dominique Potvin Kate Buchanan City bird, country bird: The effects of urban noise on wildlife ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University
21/10/2016 Assoc Prof Alan York Andy Bennett Fire, Landscape Pattern and Biodiversity Fire Ecology (Bushfire, Insect Ecology), The University of Melbourne
28/10/2016 Dr Susanne Zajitschek Lee Ann Rollins Sperm, Sex & Transgenerational Effects Talentia Fellow (Marie-Curie Actions), Estación Biológica de Doñana CSIC, Sevilla, Spain
4/11/2016 Dr Ayesha Tulloch Euan Ritchie Today’s conservation challenges: Recovering dynamic communities undergoing complex threats Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, Australian National University
11/11/2016 NO SEMINAR
18/11/2016 Dr Geoff Heard Don Driscoll Metapopulation models for conserving peri-urban amphibians Research Fellow, School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne
25/11/2016 Bill Chivers Graeme Hays Species range movements and the velocity of climate change University of Newcastle
2/12/2016     NO SEMINAR – ESA 2016 Conference, Fremantale, WA (Nov 28th – Dec 3rd)
9/12/2016 Dr Rodrigo Hamede Beata Ujvari Learning to live with cancer: ecology, epidemiology and evolution in Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease Evolutionary Biology, University of Tasmania, Hobart