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

New solution to rural doctor shortage

End-to-end rural medical program in Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga and Shepparton

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 One, 2018
DateLocationTitleSpeaker From
March 14th WLT3Sleeping in the sea, sleeping in the airJohn LeskuLa Trobe University
March 21stWLT3Applied ecology for land management outcomes in central Australia: Lessons from participatory research with Aboriginal stakeholdersAshley SparrowArthur Rylah Institue for Environmental Research
March 28thWLT3Promoting biodiversity in disturbed landscapesDale NimmoCharles Sturt University
April 11th WLT3
What is ecosystem condition, and how can we measure it? Using stakeholder evaluations to
quantify the condition of Woodlands, grasslands & deserts in Australia and Mongolia.
Steve SinclairArthur Rylah Institue for Environmental Research
May 2nd WLT3Sex determination in a warming world: how altered climates may affect the genome, biology and survival of reptilesClaire HolleleyCSIRO National Facilities and Collections, Canberra
May 16thWLT3Regulation of Evaporative Water Loss by Mammals and BirdsChristine CooperCurtin University
May 23rdWLT3Implications of maternal effects and individual variation for conservationElissa Cameron University of Canterbury
May 30thWLT3TBABruce van SwinderenThe University of Queensland

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: