Speaker: Mark Chase, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Long-distance dispersal was responsible for allotetraploid Nicotiana reaching Australia from South America about six million years ago (mya) based on molecular clock an
Speaker: Marguerite Butler, Department of Biology, University of Hawaii
Some groups of animals are inordinately speciose.
Speaker: Prof Paula Mabee, University of South Dakota
The comparative approach, whether applied to traits, genes, or trees, forms the foundation of biological research. Moving these data into a semantic framework enables their inte
Speaker: Jeff Good, University of Montana
Adaptation to environmental change is central to the origin and persistence of species.
Speaker: Prof Rosemary Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley
Adaptive radiation is one of the key drivers of species diversity, yet the mechanism through which it is achieved, and the outcome of the process, is largely unknown.
Speaker: Prof Jeremy Searle, Cornell University
The western house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) and common shrew (Sorex araneus) show dramatic chromosomal variation, with around 100 chromosomal races in ea
Speaker: Stephen Williams, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change, James Cook University
Maintaining healthy, functioning ecosystems in the Anthropocene is becoming increasingly difficult due to the massive challenges presented by the combination of habitat loss and
Speaker: Louis Bernatchez, Université Laval
Species across the globe are experiencing drastic changes in environmental conditions as a result of human activities.
Speaker: Sasa Stefanovic, University of Toronto
The frequency and relative importance of hybridization in plants has been an area of intense debate. Although this evolutionary mechanism has received considerable attention fro
Speaker: Hugh Possingham, University of Queensland
Good decisions require data, values and models.
Speaker: Hilary Martin, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford
As an egg-laying mammal, the platypus, alongside the echidna, occupies a unique place in the phylogenetic tree.
Each year the CBA funds a number of small pilot projects, called Ignition grants.
Speaker: Andrew Robinson, Co-Founder, QuestaGame
As global leaders recognise the importance of a healthy environment for human prosperity, knowledge about flora and fauna is becoming more valuable and new economic models of b
Speaker: Owain Edwards, Group Leader of Environmental Genomics, CSIRO Land & Water, Perth, WA
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology is transforming the way in which mo
Speaker: Rick Harrison, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University.
Species are often defined on the basis of reproductive isolation, but less well appreciated is that species can be reproductively isolated for some parts of the genome and not o
Speaker: Vicki Funk, Smithsonian
The Compositae (Asteraceae) family is the largest flowering plant family with ca. 25,000 species.
Speakers: John Woinarski, Charles Darwin University
Barry Traill, Pew Charitable Trusts
Outback landscapes, also known as the rangelands, or simply remote Australia, cover around 70% of Australia.
Speaker: Emilie-Jane Ens, Mitchell Scott, Kelvin Rogers, Nehemiah Farrell, Lester Gumbula
L-R: Mitchell Scott, Kelvin Rogers, Nehemiah Farrell, Lester Gumbula and Emilie Ens
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
Speaker: Matthew Barrett (Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority & University of Western Australia)
The Kimberley region of Western Australia is the western-most region of the Australian Monsoon Topics (AMT), bordered by the Top end to the east, and the Pilbara / Great Sandy D
Speaker: Edward Holmes, University of Sydney
CBA / RSB Director's Seminar: Edward Holmes
Speaker: Alan Andersen, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Darwin
The savanna ant fauna of northern Australia has its biogeographical origins and therefore evolutionary history in the arid zone.
Speaker: Alexei Drummond (University of Auckland)
CBA seminar / RSB Director's Seminar