Past events

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...
1–2pm 8 November 2016
In this talk I will describe some recent advances in the spatial analysis of phylodiversity, and demonstrate its calculation and visualisation using the Biodiverse software....
12–2pm 4 November 2016
The aim of this workshop is to examine the fundamental principles of phylogenetic inference. When we hear the phrase “phylogenetic inference” we tend to...
31 October – 15 November 2016
To register for any of the below workshops, please email marcin.adamski@anu.edu.au no later than October 7th. The workshops are offered at no cost. 1. Introduction to...
12–1pm 27 October 2016
A Tempo and Mode Seminar hosted by the Centre for Macroevolution & Macroecology. Using observed patterns to infer underlying biophysical drivers of eco-evolutionary...
1–2pm 25 October 2016
Citizen science is booming in Australia as it is seen as a cost-effective means of community engagement, publication education and data collection. Within the ACT region, two...
5.30–7pm 14 October 2016
Books that Changed Humanity is a book club with a difference. Each month, the Humanities Research Centre hosts an expert from one of a variety of disciplines, who will...
1–2pm 11 October 2016
Methods to infer diversification dynamics, biogeography and trait evolution are becoming increasingly (and infuriatingly) complex. They are often so intricate that they require...
1–2pm 4 October 2016
Biological invasions pose a significant threat to global biodiversity, but can also provide interesting insight into ecological theory. I will highlight how I’ve used...
1–2pm 27 September 2016
Complex systems are those systems that are comprised of a large number of interacting units, such as neurons in a brain, and individual animals in fish schools and ant colonies....
9am–12.30pm 27 September 2016
In this workshop, participants will use the ALA (Atlas of Living Australia) and the BCCVL (Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory) to explore species data and...
5pm 22 September 2016
After a long absence, C&C resumes this week with a discussion on the following paper: Gallagher, R.V. (2016) Correlates of range size variation in the Australian seed-...
1–2pm 20 September 2016
Bushfires are a defining characteristic of Australia’s environment. The regimes of disturbances like fire shape the diversity of ecological communities around the world,...
12.30–1.30pm 19 September 2016
Throughout 2015 Steven Holland was Artist-in-Resident at the Research School of Biology under the ANU Vice Chancellors College Artists Fellowship Scheme. The Australian Society...
1–2pm 13 September 2016
In humans, paleoclimatic changes may have triggered the demographic expansion out of Africa into novel environments, causing the appearance of numerous local adaptations in the...
1–2pm 7 September 2016
A fundamental goal of community ecology is to understand and predict patterns of biodiversity within and across ecological communities. One approach is to construct detailed...

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