Professor Mike Clarke discusses the Ecological Illiteracy Crisis on La Trobe University Big Fat Ideas
The Ecological Illiteracy Crisis
Upcoming Event - November 16th 2018
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
How does 'maleness' or 'femaleness' develop in a human embryo?
Review of Bat, by Tessa Laird
La Trobe researchers finalists in 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize
Drs McInerney and Shackleton are working in Cambodia to assess release sites for endangered crocodiles.
End-to-end rural medical program in Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga and Shepparton
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
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 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 22nd||ELT 2||Cocoa Production - the Global Problem and the LaTrobe Cocoa Project in Papua New Guinea||Phil Keane||La 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 3rd||ELT2||Behavioural responses to a changing world: evolutionary and ecological consequences||Bob Wong||Monash University|
|Thurs Oct 4th, 12 pm||ELT4||Assessing responses to global warming: from individual through to biogeographic responses||Andrew Nigel||University of New England|
|Oct 10th||ELT2||Anty-warfare and tactical shifts in predator-prey interactions||Matthew Bulbert||Macquarie 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||TBA||Adam Miller||Deakin University|
|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 16th||WLT3||Regulation of Evaporative Water Loss by Mammals and Birds||Christine Cooper||Curtin University|
|May 23rd||WLT3||Implications of maternal effects and individual variation for conservation||Elissa Cameron||University of Canterbury|
|May 30th||WLT3||Neural and genomic correlates of deep and wake-like sleep in Drosophila flies||Bruce van Swinderen||The University of Queensland|
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: