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
Do animals sleep like people? Do snails sleep in their shells?
Kids’ learning and health is shaped by genes they do and don’t inherit
Research shows habitat destruction having an impact on animal species
Shedding new light on animal behaviour
Professor Jenny Graves wins Prime Minister's Prize for Science
Cockroaches might beat a nuclear war, but not Black Saturday’s fires
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.
|March 14th||WLT3||Sleeping in the sea, sleeping in the air||John Lesku||La Trobe University|
|March 21st||WLT3||Applied ecology for land management outcomes in central Australia: Lessons from participatory research with Aboriginal stakeholders||Ashley Sparrow||Arthur Rylah Institue for Environmental Research|
|March 28th||WLT3||Promoting biodiversity in disturbed landscapes||Dale Nimmo||Charles Sturt University|
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 Sinclair||Arthur Rylah Institue for Environmental Research|
|May 2nd||WLT3||Sex determination in a warming world: how altered climates may affect the genome, biology and survival of reptiles||Claire Holleley||CSIRO National Facilities and Collections, Canberra|
|May 9th||WLT3||TBA||Shane Maloney||The University of Western Australia|
|May 16th||WLT3||TBA||Christine Cooper||Curtin University|
|May 30th||WLT3||TBA||Bruce van Swinderen||The University of Queensland|
Radio and News Articles
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: