Professor Mike Clarke discusses the Ecological Illiteracy Crisis on La Trobe University Big Fat Ideas

The Ecological Illiteracy Crisis

Upcoming Event - Genomics and Animal conservation

On October 20th, La Trobe University will host a symposium on genomics and Animal Conservation, featuring speakers from around Australia and overseas. See flyer for details.

Other research news and seminars

La Trobe News

Impact of fires on cockroaches

Cockroaches might beat a nuclear war, but not Black Saturday’s fires

Rescuing the red crabs of Christmas Island

A collaborative effort to save the ecosystem of Christmas Island

EEE Seminars

We host weekly seminars throughout the year, with a diverse range of Australian and international speakers. Seminars take place at 12 pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise stated - all welcome. Check back regularly for updates, new speakers and seminar titles.

Semester Two, 2017
DateLocationTitleSpeaker From
2nd AugELT 1The influence of vegetation on groundwater.John WebbLa Trobe University
9th AugELT 1Predicting species responses to climate change: the role of plasticity and evolution.Vanessa KellermanMonash University
16th AugELT 1Plant-insect interactions and floral evolutionFlorian SchiestlUniversity of Zurich
23rd AugELT 1Rhinos, teaching and traditional knowledge: a light-hearted look at an early career ecologists trans-disciplinary journey from rural Africa to the Pacific IslandsDr Roan PlotzBureau of Meteorology
30th AugELT 1The artifice of flowers: Linking pollinator behaviour and floral evolutionMichael WhiteheadUniversity of Melbourne
6th SeptELT 1Fossilised leaf wax records of past climate change impacts on terrestrial ecosystemsFrancesca McInerneyUniversity of Adelaide
13th SeptELT 2Facilitating riverine management decisions through an understanding of the fundamental niches of animalsRick StoffelsCSIRO / La Trobe University
20th SeptELT1The cognitive ecology of predator eavesdropping behavior: Learning and memory in a frog-eating bat.Rachel PageSmithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
4th OctELT 1cancelled  
11th OctELT 1Wombats and sarcoptic mangeScott CarverUniversity of Tasmania
18th OctTLC 214Diversification of Murinae across Wallace’s Line: Integrating taxonomy, genomics, morphology and natural historyKevin RoweMuseum of Victoria
Semester One, 2017
8 March Glenn College, Airport Lounge Biological time-keeping in an urbanizing world: The role of artificial light at night. Davide Dominoni University of Glasgow
22 March Glenn College, Airport Lounge TBA Amy Edwards La Trobe University
29 March 4-5 pm
Hooper LT
Unlocking Evolutionary Secrets from Marsupial Genomes. Assoc. Prof. Andrew Pask (FF) The University of Melbourne
5 April 4 pm
Hooper LT
Doctor, why does it burn down there? Understanding the effects of fuel management and environmental change on fire and ecosystems in southern Australia. Luke Collins La Trobe University
12 April 4 pm
Hooper LT
Organisation versus scale: implications for conservation planning in variegated landscapes. Craig Nitschke The University of Melbourne
26 April 4 pm
Hooper LT
The science and politics of tree death. Roderick Fensham The University of Queensland
3 May 4 pm
Hooper LT
The trajectory of plant trait ecology: Where it's come from, where it's going to. Prof. Mark Westoby Macquarie University
10 May 4 pm
Hooper LT
Dr Nielsen: “Seed bank & dynamics in response to environmental watering”
Ms Campbell: “Vegetation outcomes of flow regimes across the Murray-Darling Basin: consideration of scale and level of organization”
Dr Gehrig: “Flows, floodplains and functions"
Daryl Nielsen, Cherie Campbell and Susan Gehrig MDFRC
17 May4 pm
Hooper LT

Integrated modelling for sustainability of coupled human and natural systems.

Brett ByanDeakin University
24 May 4 pm
Hooper LT

Forests, fire severity and interval squeeze: case studies from SE Australia.

Lynda Prior The University of Tasmania

The Conversation

The Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution has several staff members who contribute to The Conversation, an independent news source, whose content is supplied by academics and researchers. The following staff feature on The Conversation: