Past events

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...
9.30am–5pm 22 June 2017
This one day Jalview hands-on training course is designed for life sciences graduate students and other researchers who need to align and analyse proteins, RNA and DNA...
5.30pm 15 June 2017
Here is a short paper for a short week: Lindenmayer D, Scheele B. 2017. Do not publish. Limiting open-access information on rare and endangered species that wll help to...
14–16 June 2017
This CBA-supported workshop is targeted at beginner and intermediate users of the Oxford Nanopore MinION sequencing platform. It represents a unique...
5.30pm 1 June 2017
There have been some major recent breakthroughs on human evolutionary history. This week we will discuss two papers by local authors: Argue D, Groves CP, Lee MSY, Jungers...
1–2 June 2017
Jointly hosted by the University of Canberra and CSIRO Out of the Box: Sharing Strategies for Accessing Natural History Collections will be a two day symposium bringing...
12pm 25 May 2017
Understanding the composition and function of complex microbial communities remains a key goal of applied microbial ecology, as well as providing many opportunities for developing...
20–22 May 2017
A fun competition to help save life on earth Could playing a game on your mobile phone help protect life on earth? That’s the idea behind the First Ever World...
5.30pm 18 May 2017
This week we will discuss a paper on how incorporating fossil data, even if flawed, into trait reconstruction, can improve the accuracy of the result. Puttick MN. 2016....
1–2pm 16 May 2017
Effective scientific progress requires that researchers report what they find and how they found it. This is not a controversial idea, but when it comes to actual practice, in...
3.30–4.30pm 12 May 2017
One of the big challenges for biomathematicians is the design of models which can capture the wide range of evolutionary processes and yet be computationally and statistically...
12–2pm 5 May 2017
Species Distribution Models (SDMs) typically rely on machine-learning approaches to estimate the niche of a species, where the "niche model" is effectively a...
5.30pm 4 May 2017
For disussion this week, I am circulating a pre-publication manuscript presenting a protocol for making dated phylogenies from massive genomic datasets, by targeting genes that...
Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) – Photo by Steven Forrester
10–11am 2 May 2017
Carnaby's Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris is one of two black cockatoos with white tail bands endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. In 1968 I...
9.30am 11 April – 4.30am 13 April 2017
Workshop outline Structure of an experiment: response, treatment factors, blocking factors. Introduction to the Statistical Model: Mean Structure (including Factorial...
9am–12pm 7 April 2017
Sonal's workshop slides can be downloaded from here, and tutorial here.   Workshop background This workshop will start with a short lecture...
5.30pm 6 April 2017
For discussion this week, here is a paper that is important for anyone making phylogenies from phenotypic (e.g. morphological) data: Puttick MN, et al. 2017. Uncertain-tree:...

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