2018 Ecology & Evolution Seminar Schedule

2018 Ecology & Evolution Seminar Schedule

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15 Mar - 15 Dec 2018 from 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm 15th Mar 2018 12:00pm 15th Dec 2018 1:00pm

MY632, Murphy Building

Join us on Thursdays 12-1pm in MY632 to hear about ecological and evolutionary research being undertaken in  the School of Biological Sciences, with the occasional external speaker thrown in for good measure.

The 2018 schedule so far is:

27 September | Megan Schaffer (PhD) - Species boundaries, reproduction and connectivity patterns for sponges on New Zealand temperate reefs

20 September | Irina Ilyushkina (PhD) - Genome-wide SNP analysis reveals patterns of population differentiation and adaptation of red rock lobster Jasus edwardsii

13 September | Laura Kelly (PhD) - Cyanobacteria in the Hutt River

6 September | No E&E seminar 

4 September | Special seminar: Dr Jonathon Latham (Bioscience Resource Project) - Advanced gene editing in agriculture, food and bio-safety regulation. 10 -11 in AM106  (Alan McDiarmid) - followed by light refreshments and discussion

30 August | No E&E seminar -  but you are welcome to:  Dr Stephen On (Lincoln University) Microbial diagnostics: the germ’s perspective. 12-1 in CO 122 (Cotton Building)

23 August | Emma Williams (DOC) - From research to action: steps forward for the conservation of cryptic wetland birds

16 August | Stephen Hartley (SBS, VUW) - Monitoring People, Cities and Nature – a Wellington perspective on urban revegetation, mammals and lizards

9 August | Jim Lynch (founder of ZEALANDIA) - The change in biodiversity and attitudes in Wellington

2 August | Julia Kasper (Te Papa) - A tour of New Zealand's weird and wonderful flies and their scientists

26 July | Sarah Herbert (PhD) - Habitat restoration and reconciliation for reptile species conservation: a global review  & Ox Lennon (PhD) - Modelling three-dimensional interstitial spaces to protect endemic skinks (Scincidae) from invasive mice (Mus musculus)

19 July | Prof.Peter Lockhart (Massey University) - Studying the Biology of Change

12 July | No seminar

5 July | No seminar

28 June | David Munro (VUW) - Science and diversity - the alleged ride of invasive species denialism & Wayne Linklater (VUW) - Doing better at the science policy interface - Evaluating predator-free 2050 and our cultural response to environmental change.

21 June | Evan Brenton-Rule (PhD) - The interface between invasive species science and legal regulation, using hymenopteran species and their pathogens as a model system

24 May | Keith Mitchell (PhD) - Recruitment in Foveaux Strait oysters (Ostrea chilensis), implications for fisheries and conservation

17 May | Becky Focht (PhD) - Effects of wave exposure on distribution, phenotype and growth in a reef fish

10 May | TBA

3 May | Jessica Russell (MSc) - An investigation into the viability of Wolbachia transinfection in the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera)

26 April | Negin Imani (PhD) Bio-inspired Office Buildings, A bio-architectural workflow for improving the thermal performance of office buildings

19 April | Derek Scasta (University of Wyoming) - Socio-ecology of free roaming horses in North America: opportunities to compare and contrast with Australia and New Zealand

12 April | Rob Elshire (Elshire Group, Palmerston North) - Towards automated & reproducible bioinformatics on New Zealand's public cloud

5 April | Samitha Bose (PhD) - Understanding the spatial and temporal patterns in movement and habitat use of black-tailed deer in northern California, USA

29 March | Roald Bomans (MSc) - Developing an automatic detector for morepork calls, and using bioacoustics to measure bird responses to 1080 mammal control

22 March | No seminar

14 March | Antoine Felden (PhD) - Variation in behavioural traits and their molecular basis in the globally invasive Argentine ant

8 March | Travis Ingram (University of Otago) - The dimensionality of individual niche variation