Seminars 2017

Seminars (2017) 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?
External parties may connect to the live seminar via *N SEBE VMP LES Seminars [ID.36958] via the methods listed below:

  • For external guests, you can connect as a web guest by clicking HERE. If using Chrome you it will prompt you to install the Cisco Jaba Plugin, then it will prompt you to download the extension which you will need to install. Once this has been installed, you will have a black screen with a call button. You will just need to click call and it should connect into the VMP.
  • For Deakin staff and students, please join via Skype for Business (Lync) – if you have office installed you may already have Skype for business or Lync installed. You just need to look for it on the start menu. If you find it, you can log into skype using your Deakin email and password and then dial 36958.
  • Could not log in? More info on how to connect is available HERE or HERE.
  • Please note that connection is only available while a seminar is taking place.

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!

Date Speaker Host/s Title Uni/Organisation
24/02/2017 Dr Jacques-Olivier Laloë Graeme Hays Sea turtles and climate change: implications of warming temperatures for species with temperature-dependent sex determination Swansea University, UK
3/03/2017 Camilla Whittington John Endler The genetic basis of innovation: venom, pregnancy, and the evolution of complex traits School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Facultyof Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, NSW
10/03/2017 Prof Michael Romero Kate Buchanan Stress physiology in conservation: predicting human impacts on wildlife Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medord, MA
17/03/2017 Prof Brett Bryan Marcel Klaassen Data science for sustainability: next-generation software and hardware tools for addressing global challenges School of iIfe & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University
24/03/2017 Dr Lucie Bland Graeme Hays Assessing risks to ecosystems Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University
31/03/2017 Dr Janne Valkonen John Endler Protective colouration and warning signalling of European vipers, and a bit of mimicry Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
7/04/2017 Andre Chiaradia Ondi Crino Tough but not invincible: Can we help the smallest penguin on their big challenges? Philip Island Nature Parks
21/04/2017 Prof David Burt Kate Buchanan Functional annotation of avian genomes and the emergence of avian phylogenomics Dep. of Genomics and Genetics, The Roslin Institute and Royal School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh
28/04/2017 Thomas Newsome Euan Ritchie Apex predators and the global extinction crisis: advances in theory and future research Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University
5/05/2017 Prof Katriona Shea John Endler Disturbance, diversity and invasion ecology Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
12/05/2017 Matt Hall Lee Ann Rollins Sex, death, and disease: revisiting male-female differences in the context of pathogen evolution Monash University
19/05/2017 Catherine Cavallo Graeme Hays Penguins, their poo and what they can tell us about their changing environment Monash unviersity
26/05/2017 Dr Emma Vitikainen Lee Ann Rollins Some mongooses are more equal than others: early life care and life-history variation in a cooperative mammal Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter
2/06/2017 Dr Ceridwen Fraser Alecia Bellgrove Dispersal and disturbance shape global patterns of biodiversity ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, Australian National University
16/06/2017 Dr Kylie Soanes Euan Ritchie Conservation in urban environment: crisis or missed opportunity? School of Ecosystem and Forest Science, The University of Melbourne
23/06/2017 Asoc Prof Monica Gagliano Jessica Hodgson The mind of plants: thinking the unthinkable Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, The University of WA
7/07/2017   NO SEMINAR
14/07/2017 NO SEMINAR
21/07/2017   NO SEMINAR
28/07/2017 Prof John Woinarski Euan Ritchie The threat posed by cats to the conservation of Australian birds Charles Darwin University
4/08/2017 Dr Ruth Thurstan Marcel Klaassen  Applying historical data to modern day marine conservation and management Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University
11/08/2017 Dr Justine Shaw Tim Doherty Island eradications: prioritisations, bioindicators and ecosystem monitoring School of Biological Sciences, The Ecology Centre, The University of Queensland
18/08/2017 Dr Ben Phillips Lee Ann Rollins

Surprises from space: evolutionary insights from spatial reasoning

School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
25/08/2017 Dr Carlos Rodriguez Lopez Lee Ann Rollins Use of DNA methylation markers for agricultural, medical and environmental epigenetics research​ University of Adelaide
8/09/2017 Dr Dieter Hochuli Euan Ritchie TBA The University of Sydney, NSW
15/09/2017 Dr Dustin Welbourne Euan Ritchie TBA School of Physical, Environmental & Mathematical Sciences, University of NSW at Canberra
22/09/2017 Prof Lin Schwarzkopf Tim Doherty TBA College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, QLD
29/09/2017     NO SEMINAR – UNIVERSITY CLOSED (AFL Grand final weekend)  
6/10/2017 Prof Paul Boon Ashley Whitt TBA  Institute for Sustainability & Innovation, Victoria University 
13/10/2017     NO SEMINAR – CIE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017  
20/10/2017 Dr Benjamin Scheele Euan Ritchie TBA Fenner School of Environment & Society, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, Australian National University
27/10/2017 Prof Glenn Tattersall Matthew Symonds Adaptive thermoregulatory radiation in birds: Be sure to check the bill Brock University, Ontarioi, Canada
3/11/2017 Prof Tim Entwhistle Matthew Symonds TBA Director & Chief Executive, Royal Botanic Gardens, Victoria
17/11/2017 Tim Low Tom Burns   TBA  
8/12/2017 Prof Andrew McKechnie Mylene Mariette TBA  Head of Department and Professor in Zoology, University of Pretoria, South Africa