Past events

10–11 September 2015
COMBINE Canberra will be running a 2-day intensive Software Carpentry Bootcamp that will cover basic computational skills for biology, including Unix, Python...
5.30pm 3 September 2015
For this week’s meeting, I suggest that we discuss this paper... Merckx, V.S.F.T., Hendriks, K.P., Beentjes, K.K., Mennes, C.B., Becking, L.E., Peijnenburg, K.T.C.A...
12pm 28 August 2015
Professor Chase is Senior Research Professor at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, UK, and was Keeper of their Jodrell Laboratory for several years. He has particular interests in...
5.30am 30 July 2015
This week we will discuss a paper about presentation of summary statistics in scientific papers: Weissgerber, T.L., Milic, N.M., Winham, S.J. & Garovic, V.D. (2015) Beyond...
10am 23 July 2015
In this talk, Dr Sharon Appleyard will present the molecular genetic research currently being undertaken in collaboration with staff from the Australian National...
6–10 July 2015
http://bioinformatics.org.au/ws15/ Mathematical, statistical and computational techniques are increasingly being applied to discover, analyse and simulate the structures and...
5.30pm 2 July 2015
As we enter a new financial year, let's discuss an alternative method of accounting for the evolutionary clock. Mike Lee and colleagues have published a few papers recently...
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...

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