Professor Mike Clarke discusses the Ecological Illiteracy Crisis on La Trobe University Big Fat Ideas
The Ecological Illiteracy Crisis
Recent Event - Genomics and Animal conservation
On October 20th 2017, La Trobe University hosted 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
Do animals sleep like people? Do snails sleep in their shells?
Kids’ learning and health is shaped by genes they do and don’t inherit
Research shows habitat destruction having an impact on animal species
Shedding new light on animal behaviour
Professor Jenny Graves wins Prime Minister's Prize for Science
Cockroaches might beat a nuclear war, but not Black Saturday’s fires
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.
|2nd Aug||ELT 1||The influence of vegetation on groundwater.||John Webb||La Trobe University|
|9th Aug||ELT 1||Predicting species responses to climate change: the role of plasticity and evolution.||Vanessa Kellerman||Monash University|
|16th Aug||ELT 1||Plant-insect interactions and floral evolution||Florian Schiestl||University of Zurich|
|23rd Aug||ELT 1||Rhinos, teaching and traditional knowledge: a light-hearted look at an early career ecologists trans-disciplinary journey from rural Africa to the Pacific Islands||Dr Roan Plotz||Bureau of Meteorology|
|30th Aug||ELT 1||The artifice of flowers: Linking pollinator behaviour and floral evolution||Michael Whitehead||University of Melbourne|
|6th Sept||ELT 1||Fossilised leaf wax records of past climate change impacts on terrestrial ecosystems||Francesca McInerney||University of Adelaide|
|13th Sept||ELT 2||Facilitating riverine management decisions through an understanding of the fundamental niches of animals||Rick Stoffels||CSIRO / La Trobe University|
|20th Sept||ELT1||The cognitive ecology of predator eavesdropping behavior: Learning and memory in a frog-eating bat.||Rachel Page||Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama|
|4th Oct||ELT 1||cancelled|
|11th Oct||ELT 1||Wombats and sarcoptic mange||Scott Carver||University of Tasmania|
|18th Oct||TLC 214||Diversification of Murinae across Wallace’s Line: Integrating taxonomy, genomics, morphology and natural history||Kevin Rowe||Museum of Victoria|
Radio and News Articles
Assoc. Prof. Heloise Gibb is in the news with her research "Habitat Loss Leaving Planet with only Mediocre Ants, Study Finds"
Mountain Ecosystems undergraduate field trip and Mountain Pygmy Possums in the news. "Possums' tale of survival" - The Border Mail.
Botany field trip students at work "La Trobe University Students Rejuvenate Wimmera Vegetation" - The Wimmera Mail Times.
Radio podcasts and interviews
with members of the Department of Ecology, Environment and Evolution:
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: