Past events

1.45–5pm 29 July 2016
Please join us for a Symposium as part of the official opening of the new ANU-CSIRO Centre for Genomics, Metabolomics and Bioinformatics (CGMB).  The...
5.30pm 28 July 2016
This week, we will discuss a paper that claims to refute the observation that taxonomic papers receive a low citation rate, compared with papers in related fields, such as...
1–2pm 26 July 2016
Australia provides a strong biogeographic contrast to other parts of the world due to its long isolation resulting in a particular distinct flora and fauna. This is especially...
12.30–1.30pm 25 July 2016
RSB Director's seminar series Tasmanian devils are currently under the threat of extinction in the wild due to a transmissible tumour known as devil facial tumour (DFT1)...
2–3pm 20 July 2016
Good decisions require data, values and models. But how much data do we need, how good do the models need to be? We can go on forever collecting data and building better models...
12–1pm 20 July 2016
Invasive species are a significant economic and ecological problem, and most invasion research focuses on how to manage invasive species to prevent or mitigate their impacts....
5.30pm 14 July 2016
Sadly, Ian Brooker, who for several decades was the peerless expert on eucalypt taxonomy, died a week ago. So, for this week’s discussion, I am circulating Ian’s...
11–15 July 2016
CSIRO’s Macroecological Modelling Research Group will be hosting Alain Zuur and Elena Leno who will present a five day course on GAM and GAMM using both Bayesian and...
10–15 July 2016
4th NATIONAL POSTGRADUATE TRAINING WORKSHOP IN SYSTEMATICS Sponsored by: Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity and The Environment...
12–1pm 8 July 2016
As an egg-laying mammal, the platypus, alongside the echidna, occupies a unique place in the phylogenetic tree. Despite widespread interest in its unusual biology, little is known...
4–8 July 2016
A premier annual bioinformatics training event in Australia for 13 years, the Winter School in Mathematical & Computational Biology will be held 4 to 8 July 2016 at the...
5.30pm 30 June 2016
This week we will discuss a paper on the Eocene obduction of New Caledonia, and the controversy on whether any flora survived in situ (whatever that means), with a focus on the...
9am–5pm 24 June 2016
Thirty accomplished scientists from the Research School of Biology will present their research in a day-long symposium of short 8-minute 'flash talks'. RSB faculty do...
5.30pm 16 June 2016
Monsoonal climate is supposed to be less 15 Myr old but in a new paper Susanne Renner argues that there are different monsoons with different histories. She also criticises...
12–1am 14 June 2016
Christmas Island National Park ranger Brendan Tiernan will discuss Parks Australia’s success in bringing back two species of endemic Christmas Island reptile,...
1–2pm 7 June 2016
Spatial Phylogenetics - combining molecular phylogenetics with collection-based data to interpret evolutionary and ecological history, as well as better inform conservation...
5.30pm 2 June 2016
This week we will discuss a timely reminder that a sound education in natural history underpins all of biology, and without which biology becomes an esoteric exercise disconnected...
1–5pm 2 June 2016
Each year the CBA funds a number of small pilot projects, called Ignition grants. These aim to 'kick-start' new ANU-CSIRO collaborative research, with the intention...
5.30–7pm 25 May 2016
If two plants look the same, are they from the same species? How do we choose which individuals to move in conservation translocation projects? How do we find out which processes...
1–2pm 11 May 2016
Antievolutionist creationism has had a number of major waves, focused in the U.S. but spreading internationally. The last major wave was "intelligent design"...

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