Past events

5.30–7pm 15 March 2017
Please join us for an evening with the inaugural winner of the Ralph Slatyer medal – Professor Mark Westoby, from Macquarie University. Speakers: Professor Brian...
12–1pm 15 March 2017
Species across the globe are experiencing drastic changes in environmental conditions as a result of human activities. Understanding and predicting how organisms respond to human-...
1–2pm 14 March 2017
The development of climate warming since the Industrial Revolution provides critical context for future climate change and the processes that control regional warming over land...
5.30pm 9 March 2017
This week, we will discuss a paper that reviews the geology of the largely submerged continent Zealandia and explains its significance. Understanding its geomorphological history...
12–2pm 3 March 2017
“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” was famously said by Theodosius Dobzhansky. And equivocally, phenotypic variation among species can...
5.30pm 23 February 2017
For the first C&C meeting of this year, we will discuss this paper: Renner, S.S. (2016) A return to Linnaeus's focus on diagnosis, not description: the use of DNA...
14 February 2017
After being re-initiated in 2016, the RSB EMCR Future Conference is now an annual event that showcases the exciting work of early- and mid-career researchers (EMRCs) at the...
12–1pm 10 February 2017
The frequency and relative importance of hybridization in plants has been an area of intense debate. Although this evolutionary mechanism has received considerable attention...
3–5pm 9 February 2017
Lots of people want to estimate phylogenies. Lots of people like their estimates, and think that they are robust. Lots of people are wrong. In this talk I'll...
1–2pm 7 February 2017
This is a homily to the role of space in evolution, in three parts. First I will look at expanding range edges and use the cane toad system to explore the...
6–17 February 2017
In February 2017 the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics will be offered in Brisbane at the University of Queensland. Usually run at University of Washington, SISG...
2–5pm 2 February 2017
The 2016-17 CSIRO National Research Collections Australia vacation scholars from the Herbarium, Tropical Herbarium, Wildlife Collection and ALA will present their...
5.30pm 15 December 2016
The last C&C meeting for 2016 will be held this week. For discussion I am circulating a recent paper by deBaets et al suggesting a new approach to calibrating molecular...
12–2pm 2 December 2016
Systematists and macroevolutionary biologists naturally think of bifurcating trees as a natural way to investigate the evolutionary history of species, clades and assemblages....
1–2pm 29 November 2016
Modes of sex determination in reptiles have undergone rapid turnover throughout their evolution. Reptiles display contrasting strategies, from complete genetic control of sexual...
12–1.30pm 28 November 2016
A conversation on the perspectives of academia, industry and government in supporting research and development. Dr Sue Meek, AO, was the Chief Executive of the...
21–23 November 2016
Spatial patterns of biological diversity are central to many aspects of ecology, evolution and conservation. Techniques for mapping, inferring and analysing the distribution of...
7–9pm 19 November 2016
Biology at its best - songs, stories, sex and dissections! Come and enjoy eight snappy science presentations from all over the world of biology (including two ...
5.30pm 17 November 2016
This week we will discuss early ideas on estimating evolutionary polarity of characters (more commonly called “traits" these days).  Many papers now being...
1–2pm 15 November 2016
Representing Australia’s taxonomically and ecologically most diverse family of land snails, the Camaenidae inhabit a wide range of habitats, from rainforest to desert, and...

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