Past events

5.30pm 18 June 2015
This week, we will discuss a new method for fossil-based time-calibration of molecular phylogenies: Heath TA, Huelsenbeck JP, Stadler T. 2014. The fossilized birth–death...
5.30pm 4 June 2015
Pete Cranston has suggested this paper for discussion and it follows on from the theme of two weeks ago: Strand M, Panova M. 2015. Size of genera - biology or taxonomy? Zoologica...
3 June 2015
Shape Analysis (Geometric Morphometrics) is the analytical toolkit to quantify and study shape variation of a set of specimens or artefacts. Geometric morphometrics is used...
2–4pm 2 June 2015
The study of adaptation and the evolution of natural systems benefits from recent progresses made in the field of genomics and phenomics. We will demonstrate progress using these...
5.30pm 21 May 2015
The recent publication in PLoS One of a paper that explicitly recognises paraphyletic higher taxa re-opens a debate that we thought was settled long ago - in favour of...
20–22 May 2015
Society of Systematic Biologists Stand-alone meeting 2015 In addition to its annual joint meeting iEvoBio with the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) and the...
11.30am–12.30pm 15 May 2015
Metals contaminate freshwater ecosystems worldwide. Insects typically dominate the invertebrate species pool in most freshwater ecosystems, and are focused upon by ecological...
5.30pm 7 May 2015
This week's discussion theme is theory and methods of biogeographic regionalisation.  For consideration, I am posting two papers sent to me by Craig Moritz and Pete...
4–8 May 2015
The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment is pleased to announce a Next Generation Sequencing and Analysis workshop on the topic of transcriptomics for non-model species....
28–30 April 2015
The 2015 CBA conference aims to explore the impact of genomics on species discovery and delimitation in the context of taxonomic practice and applications. Over three days...
5.30pm 23 April 2015
This week I would like to discuss the citation of taxonomic names and their authors.  Notice is short but so is the discussion paper. Kottelat M. 2015. Fried spicy linnaeus...
1–2pm 31 March 2015
L-R: Mitchell Scott, Kelvin Rogers, Nehemiah Farrell, Lester Gumbula and Emilie Ens Together with the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), the CBA is supporting a...
1–2pm 27 March 2015
As pointed out by Alwyn Gentry over thirty years ago, the current geographical patterns of Neotropical plant lineages results from an interplay of the uplift of the Andes and of...
11.30am–12.30pm 20 March 2015
Institute for Applied Ecology Seminar Series Global climate change is now widely acknowledged as a looming threat to many species and communities while providing an opportunity...
5.30pm 19 March 2015
This week we will discuss: Naciri Y, Linder HP. 2015. Species delimitation and relationships: The dance of the seven veils. Taxon 64(1): 3-16....
5.30pm 5 March 2015
Here is a paper that gives some excellent advice on how to write a paper or grant application in a way that maximises your chance of success in today's highly competitive...
5.30pm 19 February 2015
Environmental niche modelling (ENM) is popular but there are pitfalls. This week we will consider some basic assumptions that are often disregarded. The paper for discussion is...
10–11am 12 February 2015
In January 2014, it was announced that the Garvan Institute would be one of the first three sites in the world to acquire the Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing instruments....
2pm 5 February 2015
CSIRO National Research Collections Australia Summer Student Symposium   2:00-2:10pm: Welcome - Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn 2:10pm-3:10pm: Botany session Life in the...
29–30 January 2015
COMBINE Canberra is hosting a free two-day Introduction to Phylogenetic Analysis workshop on the 29th-30th January 2015 at The ANU. The workshop will cover ...

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