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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 in Building 2, Level B, Room 7.

See below for a list of seminar speakers and topics for Semester 1, 2023. 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!

Recordings of some talks will be shared below.




10 February

Prof Mark Gessner, Griffith Uni

‘A fresh water perspective on litter decomposition in a changing world.’

17 February

Dr. Aleicia Holland, La Trobe Uni

'Role of dissolved organic matter in promoting diverse microbial communities and enhancing productivity within freshwaters.'

24 February

Dr Alejandro Trujillo Gonzalez, CCEG UC

Dr Trujillo Gonzalez is a postdoctoral fellow who is part of the environmental DNA team, which uses specialist genetic tools to detect natives and invaders.

3 March

Dr Xixi Wang, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA

'Stormwater Management Using Low Impact Development Devices.'

10 March

Dr Camille Roux, CNRS France

Dr Roux works in the Insect Evolution and Genomics Group at CNRS on population genomics, speciation and evolution of sex chromosomes.
17 March

Dr Erin Hahn, CSIRO

Dr Hahn focuses on applying genomic and epigenomic analysis to museum specimens.
24 March

Emily Stringer, CCEG UC

‘Temporal genetics of boom-bust population dynamics.’

14 April

Luisa Fitzpatrick, University of Tasmania

‘Telomeres and ageing in lizards.’

21 April

Fiona Fraser, Threatened Species Commissioner, Dept of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Fiona Fraser’s role as Threatened Species Commissioner is to champion the implementation of strategies and practical conservation actions to recover our most imperilled plants and animals. Using the principles of science, action and partnership, Fiona works with First Nations people, conservation organisations, governments, community and the private sector.

28 April

Dr Darren Giling, CAWS UC

'Ecosystem functioning of inland waters under environmental change.'

5 May

Dr Tiffany Kosch, University of Melbourne

Dr Kosch is a Research Fellow investigating the genetic architecture of resistance to the fungal disease, chytridiomycosis in endangered frogs such as the Australian Southern Corroboree Frog.

12 May

Doaa Doudin, CCEG UC

‘Subtelomere rearrangements and chromosome evolution in Amniotes.’

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

Semester 2 2022 Recordings

Epigenetics of sex in the Dragon
Prof Arthur Georges, University of Canberra

Australia’s environmental protections: fit for purpose?
Dr Ross Thompson, CAWS, IAE, UC

Closing the biodiversity finance gap with private investment: how is it working on the ground?
Megan Evans, UNSW Canberra

Restoration Ecology of Broad-headed Snake
Dr Ben Croak, Directorate of Environment, ACT

Will people or technology save urban streams from stormwater?
Prof Tim Fletcher, University of Melbourne

The enigmatic hemiclonal unisexual species complex in the freshwater fish genus Hypseleotris in eastern Australia.
Dr Peter Unmack, UC