Professor Mike Clarke discusses the Ecological Illiteracy Crisis on La Trobe University Big Fat Ideas
The Ecological Illiteracy Crisis
Other research news and seminars
La Trobe News
Discovery set to boost world food supply and reduce water pollution
A collaborative effort to save the ecosystem of Christmas Island
Genes and sex in lizards
La Trobe leads radical action for gender equality in Antarctic science
La Trobe University, Eureka Prize, wildfire, bushfire, fire research, Michael Clarke, Andrew Bennett, malllee, Emu-wren, Black-eared Miner, prescribed burning,
Animal sleep studies are about to head into the great outdoors
We host weekly seminars throughout the year, with a diverse range of Australian and international speakers. Seminars take place at 4 pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise stated - all welcome.
|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|
|Unlocking Evolutionary Secrets from Marsupial Genomes.||Assoc. Prof. Andrew Pask (FF)||The University of Melbourne|
4 pm |
|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|
4 pm |
|Organisation versus scale: implications for conservation planning in variegated landscapes.||Craig Nitschke||The University of Melbourne|
|26 April||4 pm |
|The science and politics of tree death.||Roderick Fensham||The University of Queensland|
|3 May||4 pm |
|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 |
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 May||4 pm |
Integrated modelling for sustainability of coupled human and natural systems.
|Brett Byan||Deakin University|
|24 May||4 pm |
Forests, fire severity and interval squeeze: case studies from SE Australia.
|Lynda Prior||The University of Tasmania|
Radio and News Articles
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:
- La Trobe University Living History: Dr Pat Woolley
- Women in Antarctica making up for lost time - ABC Radio
- A Science Story: Saving Christmas - Lateral Magazine
- Light Pollution and Wallaby Reproduction - ABC Radio
- Yellow Crazy Ant Bio-control on Christmas Island - ABC Radio
- Exotic Ants on Christmas Island - ABC Radio
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: