Seminars 2018

Seminars will be held every Friday, where possible, commencing at 1:30pm.
  • 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!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:

Date Speaker Title Organisation
23/2/18 Prof Reg Watson Mapping global fisheries: impact, values and services Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania
2/3/18 Prof Geoffrey Hill Speciation and sexual selection as processes to maintain mitonuclear coadaptation Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Alabama
23/3/18 Prof Lynn (Marty) Martin Anthropogenic stressors and avian host competence for infections Department of Integrative Biology

University of South Florida, Florida

30/3/18 Good Friday (no seminar)
27/4/18 Professor Marie Herberstein Animal behaviour across landscapes: challenges for 21st century Behavioural Ecology Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University Species Spectrum Research Center, Sydney
4/5/18 Assoc Prof Christopher Raymond Integrating diverse values of nature into regional and international biodiversity assessments: Recent research advancements and future directions Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
11/5/18 Assoc Prof Alexander (Sasha) Mikheyev Coevolution while you wait: the arms race between honey bees and ectoparasitic Varroa mites Ecology and Evolution Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
18/5/18 Assoc Prof Damian Dowling Mitochondria, life-histories, and the evolution of sex differences School of Biological Sciences, Monash University
1/6/18 Prof Jochen Zeil Navigating brains: Acquiring and using views for homing Research School of Biology, The Australilan National University, Canberra
22/6/18 Dr Paul Carnell Conservation of coastal and freshwater ecosystems: making the case for better management and rehabilitation Blue Carbon Lab, Deakin University
29/6/18 Richard Loyn Birds and why they matter: windows on the world Eco Insights
20/7/18 Prof Gregory Ball Pleiotropic effects of testosterone on a sexually selected trait: birdsong Dean, College of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, MD
27/7/18 Dr Nicholas Murray Monitoring coastal ecosystems from space University of New South Wales
3/8/18 Dr Dejan Stojanovic Picking up the pieces – conservation challenges for Australia’s most threatened birds Fenner School of Environment and Society,  Australian National University
10/8/18 Dr Megan Evans Navigating complex policy processes to deliver environmental outcomes School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland
17/8/18 Assoc Prof Eben Kirksey Feeding the Flock: Wild Cockatoos and Their Facebook Friends Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
24/8/18 Dr Chris Clements From protists to whales: trait-based methods to predict the future of biological systems University of Zurich
21/9/18 Prof David Westneat

The structure of phenotypic variation: questions arising from analysis of repeatedly-expressed traits

University of Kentucky
12/10/18 Dr Hamish Campbell Tracking a career in biotelemetry research Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods, School of Environment, Charles Darwin University
19/10/18 Dr Rachel Gallagher Vulnerability of Australian vegetation to climate change Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University
26/10/18 Dr Natalie Briscoe Mechanism matters: understanding and modelling species distributions University of Melbourne
16/11/18 Dr Benjamin Roche Phylodynamics of pathogens: From outbreak investigation to fundamental knowledge Research Institute for Development (IRD), Mexico City
23/11/18 Laureate Prof Barry Brook Integrating historical data with meta-models to improve understanding of extinction dynamics School of Natural Sciences, Discipline of Biology, College of Sciences & Engineering, University of Tasmania
30/11/18 No seminar- Ecological Society of Australia conference
7/12/18 Dr Leo Joseph An Australian birder and a genome walk into a bar… a synthesis of work on genetics, genomes, ecology and Australian birds Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO