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

Dogs sniff out endangered insects

La Trobe has trained volunteer dogs to detect endangered stoneflies

How birds become male or female

Occasionally, birds can be both male and female

Which witchetty grubs to grab

The future for entomophagy, or humans eating insects, looks promising

Threat to Aussie mammals ranked

New study reveals mammals at greatest risk from cats and foxes

Our complicated relationship with bats

Review of Bat, by Tessa Laird

La Trobe reaches Eureka finals

La Trobe researchers finalists in 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize

Conserving Cambodia's crocodiles

Drs McInerney and Shackleton are working in Cambodia to assess release sites for endangered crocodiles.

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, 2019
March 13th WLT3In-field monitoring of honey bee health during crop pollination (& other things)Dr Aimee McKinnonLa Trobe University
March 20th         WLT3

How has Australian mammal evolution been shaped by environmental change over the past 25 million years?

Dr Gavin PrideauxFlinders University, South Australia
March 27th WLT3 Integrating reproductive biology into conservation of declining species

Dr James Van Dyke

La Trobe University (Albury-Wodonga campus)
April 3rd WLT3 Restoring predator-prey interactions

Dr Matthew Hayward

University of Newcastle, NSW
April 10th WLT3 Eyes and Behaviour: Understanding Decision Making in Animals

Dr Jan Hemmi

University of Western Australia
April 17thWLT3Pyrogeographic thinking - the key to tackling the global fire crisis

Dr Dave Bowman

University of Tasmania
May 1stWLT3Tasmania: a national refuge for resident shorebirds

Dr Eric Woehler

University of Tasmania
May 8thWLT3Urban cooling: the hottest topic in town

Dr Sebastian Pfautsch

University of Western Sydney, NSW
May 15thWLT3Preventing and reversing population declines of northern quolls: lessons from Kakadu and the Kimberley

Dr Jonathan Webb

University of Technology Sydney, NSW
May 22ndWLT3Forest health, and transitioning from mining to agriculture

Dr Katinka Ruthrof

Murdoch University, WA
May 29thWLT3TBA

Dr Don Driscoll

Deakin University

Radio and News Articles

Newspaper 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 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: