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Seminar Series

Each week the IAE hosts a seminar on a broad range of topics, such as environmental management, genetics, water science, ecotoxicology and conservation ecology. Speakers are drawn from external organisations and research institutions, as well as IAE researchers and students.

The seminars are open to the public, and are held most Friday's at 11:30am - 12:30pm and you can watch via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 261 937 0043

See below for a list of seminar speakers and topics for Semester 1, 2021. You can see more details about each seminar closer to the presentation date under Upcoming Events on our homepage or on UC Events.

All Welcome!




12 February

Sarah Bates, UC

The role of plant-soil interaction in plant invasion.

19 February

Emeritus Prof Jim Hone, UC

Inferring cause and effect: the stairway to heaven or the highway to hell?

26 February

Prof Eric Warrant, Lund University

Australian Bogong moths use a true stellar compass for long-distance navigation at night

5 March

Dr Michael Frese, UC

Discovery and characterisation of a new Miocene fossil Lagerstättenear Gulgong, NSW.

12 March

Prof Ross Thompson, UC


19 March

Dr Joanne Bennett, UC

TBA. Joanne's work is on the evolution of thermal tolerance.

26 March

Dr Francisco (Paco) Sanchez-Bayo, University of Sydney

TBA. Dr Francisco (Paco) Sánchez-Bayo's talk will be speaking on the loss of insects.

9 April

Dr Simon Clulow, UC


16 April

Sarah Whiteley, UC

TBA. This will be Sarah's final PhD Seminar.

23 April

Duminda Dissanayake, UC

TBA. This will be Duminda's final PhD Seminar.

30 AprilDr Xavier Pochon, Cawthorn Institute, New ZealandTBA. Xavier’s research is focussed on eDNA tools across a variety of areas (paleolimnology, fish farms monitoring, biosecurity, and citizen science on sailing boats, etc.)
7 MayDr Kara Youngentob & Dr Karen Ford, ANU Research School of BiologyTBA. Both Kara and Karen have been working on several research projects including determining the effects of regeneration harvesting on habitat nutritional quality for koalas.

The information above will be updated with relevant speakers and talk titles as we recieve confirmation.