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

Curious kids

Do animals sleep like people? Do snails sleep in their shells?

Kids: genes they do and don't inherit

Kids’ learning and health is shaped by genes they do and don’t inherit

Habitat destruction favours the mediocre

Research shows habitat destruction having an impact on animal species

Animation meets biology

Shedding new light on animal behaviour

Professor wins top science prize

Professor Jenny Graves wins Prime Minister's Prize for Science

Impact of fires on cockroaches

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

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

Radio and News Articles

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: