Past events

5.30pm 14 December 2017
This is will be the last C&C meeting for 2017. Sadly, one of our stalwarts, Colin Groves, passed away recently. So, I am suggesting that we discuss one of his...
11.30am–12.30pm 1 December 2017
Alfred Russel Wallace was a British naturalist who worked for many years as collector of birds, mammals and insects, such as beetles and butterflies. He collected in South...
9.30am–12pm 1 December 2017
Talk 9:30-10:20am, Evolution & Ecology Seminar Room Genome-scale data have recently become the standard in phylogenetic studies. This new standard has been...
12–1.30pm 24 November 2017
We invite you to join us for an end of year get-together to launch CBA Mk 2. CBA Director Craig Moritz will speak on our plans for 2018-20, including new...
2–3.30pm 17 November 2017
Next-gen sequencing has revolutionised the way we investigate (phylo)genetic relationships. Using traditional techniques, much effort and many resources are required to take...
11.30am–12.30pm 17 November 2017
Marsupials are a suitable group for phylogenetic and spatial analysis due to their current disjunct distribution. By combining genetic and geographic data our aims were to...
9am 30 October – 4pm 31 October 2017
A two-day training course for the interactive identification and diagnostic key software Lucid will be held in Canberra in October. The workshop will focus on...
16 October 2017
The Australasian taxonomy and systematics community, under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Science and with part-funding from the Ian Potter Foundation, is developing a...
12–14 September 2017
In collaboration with CSIRO NRCA, the theme for our 2017 conference is the interplay between genomics and collections (museums and herbaria). For evolutionary...
12.30–1.30am 18 August 2017
Nearly every major bacterial lineage studied to date possesses strains that produce protein-based toxins that are thought to function as anti-competitor compounds. Toxin...
12–20 August 2017
QuestaGame, in partnership with Australia's botanic gardens, have a new citizen science challenge. This National Science Week, thousands of Australians will be...
6–7.30pm 10 August 2017
Contemporary scientific practice is much more diverse than it used to be and more change seems likely. Society has expectations of science and scientists but these expectations...
5.30pm 10 August 2017
Here is yet another remarkable story of trans-oceanic dispersal, comparably improbable with caecilians and monkeys across the Atlantic, or perhaps more so. Harrison, S. E.,...
12–2pm 4 August 2017
Foundation species play a role is establishing the bio-capacity of the ecosystem. Land use and climate change, along with invasive species, are degrading landscapes such that...
1–2pm 1 August 2017
Plate tectonics has controlled the configuration of continents over billions of years of Earth history. This changing configuration has been key to the biogeographic dispersal and...
5.30pm 27 July 2017
For discussion, here is a controversial paper arguing for an international bureaucracy to vet (with power to reject power) all proposed new species before they are formally...
1–2pm 21 July 2017
The western house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) and common shrew (Sorex araneus) show dramatic chromosomal variation, with around 100 chromosomal races in each species...
5.30pm 13 July 2017
It is becoming evident that substitution rate is a factor affecting accuracy of phylogenetic analyses using large genomic datasets. This study uses simulation to estimate the...
10–11am 7 July 2017
The rapid and ongoing growth of human population and footprint are transforming the remaining expanses of natural vegetation, shrinking the habitat of most other species, inducing...
5.30pm 29 June 2017
This week's paper for disscussion is: McIntyre SRN, Lineweaver CH, Groves CP, Chopra A. 2017. Global biogeography since Pangaea. Proc Biol Sci 284(1856...

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