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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. Check the UC Events page for the relevant Zoom meeting details for each talk.

See below for a list of seminar speakers and topics for Semester 2, 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!




6 August

Prof Ross Thompson
Director, Centre for Applied Water Science, UC

From tēnā koutou to yaama; a collaborative journey in water science.

13 August

Dr Ian Prosser, IAE Adjunct Professor

Adapting water management to climate change in the Murray-Darling Basin

20 August

Dr Susan Wagner, UC

TBA. Dr Wagner is a postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics.

27 August

Haysem Alhassen, PhD Candidate UC

Effects of multiple pharmaceuticals on freshwater ecosystems processes.
This will be Haysem’s final PhD Seminar.

3 September



10 September

Dr Megan Evans
Lecturer & ARC DECRA Fellow,
UNSW Canberra

The Effectiveness of Impact Investing for Biodiversity Conservation

17 September

Prof Lin Schwarzkopf
Head – Zoology and Ecology
James Cook University

TBA. Prof Schwarzopf is interested in the relationship between vertebrates and habitat structure, and study habitat use and shelter site selection, predator avoidance and thermoregulation, as they relate to habitat.

1 October

Kris Wild, UC

TBA. This will be Kris’ final PhD Seminar.

8 October

Bea Dewenter, UC

TBA. This will be Bea’s final PhD Seminar.

15 October

Distinguished Prof Arthur Georges, UC

The epigenetics of Sex in the Dragon.

22 OctoberDr Kevin Simon, Fresh Water EcologistTBA. Dr Simon's talk will be on eco-evolutionary work they have been doing with invasive mosquitofish in the context of thermal change.
29 OctoberDr James Hitchcock, UC TBA. Dr Hitchcock is an aquatic ecologist and post-doctoral research fellow at UC. His research focuses on food webs, water quality, and ecosystem productivity.

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