2013 Seminar Series

1 March l A/Prof Elizabeth Borer l University of Minnesota
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
The Nutrient Network: Grassroots science to address global-scale environmental change
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8 March l Prof Robert Holt l University of Florida
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Niche Conservatism, Evolution, and Applied Ecology: Challenges and Opportunities
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15 March l Prof Volker Hartenstein l University of California
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Drosophila Brain Circuitry: Lineage Principle, Brain Neuropile Ultrastructure, Synaptic Connectivity
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22 March l A/Prof Pieter Zuidema l Wageningen University, Netherlands
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
The trees and the forest: persistent fast growers govern tropical tree populations
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19 April
l A/Prof Graham Jones l Southern Cross University, New South Wales
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
The Reef Aerosol Cloud Climate Feedback over the Great Barrier Reef and Western Pacific and Links to Coral Bleaching
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26 April l Prof Steven Chown l Monash University
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Physiology, abundance and management: an integrated approach
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3 May l A/Prof Eric Seabloom l University of Minnesota
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
The community ecology of disease: viral pathogens in Pacific coast grasslands of North America
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10 May l Prof Loeske Kruuk l Australian National University
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Selection, quantitative genetics, and effects of climate change in a wild mammal
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31 May l Prof Kathy Belov l The University of Sydney
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Can genomics save the Tasmanian devil from extinction?
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Semester 2

26 July l Prof Hanna Kokko l Australian National University
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Sexual selection theory: was everything already said in the 1970s?
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2 August l Dr Nicholas Casewell l Bangor University & Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Snake venoms and antivenoms in sub-Saharan Africa: new approaches to improve antivenom therapy
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9 August
l Dr Kate Sanders l University of Adelaide
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Shrinking heads and rapid speciation of Indo-Australian sea snakes
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16 August l Dr Matt Robinson l Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Estimating and partitioning genetic variance in wild populations
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23 August l Prof David Evans l Diamantina Institute, The University of Queensland
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Genome-wide association studies and extensions of this methodology in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
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30 August l Dr Dick Zimmer l University of California
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Keystone Species and Molecules of Keystone Significance
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6 September l A/Prof Will Rifkin l Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, The University of Queensland
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Why some Biologists get Listened to and Others Don't: the Negotiation of Expert Status
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13 September l Dr Judith Reinhard l Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Memories of odours past: floral scent learning and brain plasticity in honeybees
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20 September l Eivind Undheim l Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Centipede venom evolution: Casting light on a neglected group of venomous animals
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27 September l Prof Simon Potts l School of Agriculture, Reading University, UK
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Food Security
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11 October l Dr Jim Weller l University of Tasmania
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Control of flowering time in legumes
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18 October l Dr Ben Phillips l James Cook University
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Evolutionary ecology in space: toads, fire, and turkey nests
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25 October l Prof Karen Holl l University of California
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 1-2pm
Applied nucleation as a tropical forest restoration strategy
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