Professor Mike Clarke discusses the Ecological Illiteracy Crisis on La Trobe University Big Fat Ideas

The Ecological Illiteracy Crisis

Upcoming Event - November 16th 2018

Future Landscapes for People and Nature - Symposium

by Research Centre for Future Landscapes, La Trobe University

What will the future hold for people and nature conservation in regional Australia? What are the key drivers of future change? How will they affect the way people live, the environments they live in, the conservation of biodiversity, and the priorities for natural resource management?

This symposium will be an inspirational and visionary day of speakers, networking and discussion, on possible futures for regional Australia. Leading thinkers and practitioners will present their visions of change for rural and regional Australia over the coming decade and beyond. Facilitated panel discussions will provide an opportunity for further dialogue and debate.

Free registration, lunch and refreshments provided. Tickets via Eventbrite.

Other research news and seminars

La Trobe News

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.

New solution to rural doctor shortage

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

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, 2018 - now concluded
July 25th ELT2 Sleeping in a society of honey bees: The tale of a sleep-deprived dancer and her unwitting followers, and the search for insect dreams. Barrett Klein University of Wisconsin
Aug 8th ELT2 Winners and losers: an entertainment about extinction. Greg Jordan University of Tasmania
Aug 15th ELT2 Restoration of Native Fish Populations in South Eastern Australia Jarod Lyon Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
Aug 22ndELT 2Cocoa Production - the Global Problem and the LaTrobe Cocoa Project in Papua New GuineaPhil KeaneLa Trobe University
Aug 29th  ELT2 Dissolved organic carbon in freshwaters
differs and its effect on metal toxicity
Aleicia Holland La Trobe University
Sept 12th ELT2 TBA (plant phosphorous acquisition) Hans Lamers University of Western Australia
Sept 19th ELT2 How do nomadic waterbirds find water in the desert? Andy Bennett Deakin University
Oct 3rdELT2Behavioural responses to a changing world: evolutionary and ecological consequencesBob WongMonash University
Thurs Oct 4th, 12 pmELT4Assessing responses to global warming: from individual through to biogeographic responsesAndrew NigelUniversity of New England
Oct 10th ELT2 Anty-warfare and tactical shifts in predator-prey interactionsMatthew BulbertMacquarie University
Oct 17th ELT2 How fireproof are Australia’s eucalypt forests? Luke Collins La Trobe University / Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
Oct 24th ELT2 Preserving patterns of endemism and evolutionary potential in threatened ecosystems Adam Miller 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: