2016 School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

All are welcome to attend.
For further information please contact biolhospa@uq.edu.au

 

28 October l Dr Yong-Ling Ruanl University of Newcastle
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Sucrose metabolism and signalling: Gateway for conferring plant fertility and fitness

 

21 October l Dr Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz l University of Calgary
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Exploring the development of inflorescences with computational models and simulations

 

14 October l Dr Jonathan Webb l University of Technology Sydney
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Teaching an old quoll new tricks: using conditioned taste aversion to mitigate toad impacts on an endangered predator

 

7 October l Dr Diana Fisheri l University of Queensland
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Life histories and Australian mammal decline on a large and small scale, including the story of the bridled nailtail wallaby.

 

23 September l Dr Mark Ooi l University of New South Wales & University of Woollongong
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Cold-blooded indifference: reptiles as a case study of the Sixth Extinction

 

16 September l Dr Nick Clemenn l Dept of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, Victoria
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Cold-blooded indifference: reptiles as a case study of the Sixth Extinction

 

9 September l Dr Will Cornwell l University of New South Wales
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

A Geographic Mosaic of Climate Change Impacts on Terrestrial Vegetation: Which Areas Are Most at Risk?

 

2 September l Dr Jody Webster l University of Sydney
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

The response of the Great Barrier Reef to major environmental changes over the past 125,000 years

 

26 August l Dr David Heckel l Max Planck Institute
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Bacillus thuringiensis  and insect-bacterial coevolutionary interactions on two time scales​

 

19 August l Dr Jean-Luc Imler l University of Strasbourg
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Antiviral immunity in the model insect Drosophila melanogaster​

 

12 August l Dr Claire Holleley l University of Canberra
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Sex reversal in dragons: the rapid evolution of new sex determining modes​

 

5 August l A/P Robbie Wilson l University of Queensland
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Measuring success in nature and sport: how animals perform and why it matters​

 

29 July l Dr Richard Duncan l University of Canberra
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Ecological insights from species invasions

 

15 April l Dr Marcel Klaassen l Deakin University  
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Dr Marcel KlaassenMigratory birds in jeopardy: on climate change and AIV culprits
Migrants are particularly hard hit by global change processes. Migrants rely on a chain of sites rather than a single site during their annual cycle, increasing their chances of becoming victim to anthropogenic environmental change, an issue elaborately addressed by members of the School of Biological Sciences at UQ.
But also climate change has a profound impact on the migrants’ behavior, population dynamics and habitus, as I will illustrate for shorebirds breeding in the Arctic where climate change is particularly noticeable.
Although thus requiring our utmost conservation efforts, the migrants’ implied role in the spread and dynamics of Avian Influenza Virus does not facilitate their protection. Taking an unconventional stand I will evaluate the evidence and hope to downplay the potential role that migrants may play in the next influenza pandemic.

 

8 April l Dr Rick Harrison l Cornell University
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Differential introgression and the ‘genic’ view of species

 

18 March l Dr Michael Brett l University of Washington
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

The use of dietary biomarkers and Bayesian models to establish trophic linkages in aquatic food webs

 

11 March l Dr John Terborgh l Duke University
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

Dissecting Nature: the Lago Guri Islands or how predation regulates diversity

 

4 March l Dr Kaori Yoneyama l Utsunomiya University
Room 139 Goddard Building (8) 3pm

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