Past events

2–3pm 7 March 2018
This week’s reading group will be led by Armin Moczek (Indiana University) and will be an introduction into the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES), as...
12–1pm 2 March 2018
The foundations of several disciplines can be expressed as simple quantitative laws, for example, Newton’s laws or the laws of thermodynamics. Here I present five laws...
12.30–1.30pm 23 February 2018
The origin of novel traits is among the most intriguing and enduring problems in evolutionary biology. It is intriguing because it lies at the heart of what motivates much of...
10am–12pm 23 February 2018
We are organizing workshops about statistics in R. The workshops are aimed at Honours, Masters and early PhD students, but everyone is welcome. The goal is to give you...
5.30pm 25 January 2018
This month marks the 30th anniversary of C&C meetings, long after a humble beginning at the Old Canberra House, overlooking Lake Burley Griffin. Alas, we can’t...
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...

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