EEE are excited to announce a new honours scholarship for students undertaking an honours year in the department, with a focus on field botany and plant identification.
Nature Advisory is one of Australia’s leading specialist ecological consultancies, advising government, private and corporate clients how to address the requirements of Australia’s biodiversity regulations. Commonwealth, state and local government regulations control how development projects of any type can affect biodiversity and require them to ensure their impacts are avoided where possible, or minimised and offset. Nature Advisory undertakes scientific impact assessments, works with developers to apply these principles and prepares technical reports that accompany development applications. This sector is now one of the largest employers of botanists and zoologists in the country.
To reflect its commitment to develop excellent environmental professionals, Nature Advisory is proud to support La Trobe University in offering a scholarship to support the professional development of passionate, young botanists.
This scholarship comprises both a stipend and a contribution to research costs to a total of $15 000. Importantly, the research project supported must require the recipient to continue developing excellent plant identification skills. Subject to academic performance, the candidate will be eligible to apply for a 12-month position with Nature Advisory.
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
A report has found the causes of mass fish deaths in the Darling river
Bats and other stories of animal adaption
La Trobe has trained volunteer dogs to detect endangered stoneflies
Occasionally, birds can be both male and female
The future for entomophagy, or humans eating insects, looks promising
New study reveals mammals at greatest risk from cats and foxes
Review of Bat, by Tessa Laird
La Trobe researchers finalists in 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize
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.
|July 31st||TBA||TBA||Timm Doebert||University of Alberta, Canada|
|August 7th||TBA||TBA||Gisela Kaplan||University of New England, Armidale|
|August 14th||TBA||TBA||Shauni Omond & Alicia Dimovski||Dept EEE, La Trobe University|
|August 21st||TBA||TBA||Prof. Andy Herries||Dept Archaeology & History, La Trobe University|
|August 28th||TBA||TBA||Marcel Cardillo||Australian National University|
|September 4th||TBA||TBA||Barbara Downes||University of Melbourne|
|September 11th||TBA||TBA||Pia Lentini||University of Melbourne|
|September 18th||TBA||TBA||Simon Jarman||University of Western Australia|
|September 25th||TBA||TBA||Francesco Martoni||Agriculture Victoria/La Trobe University|
|October 9th||TBA||TBA||Rohan Clarke||Monash University|
|October 23rd||TBA||TBA||Heloise Gibb||Dept EEE, La Trobe University|
Radio and News Articles
PhD student Simon Verdon and his research on mallee emu wrens in the news - Saving Australia's Angriest Bird from Itself - The Age
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: