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Zoology Seminars

Semester 1, 2021

When: Friday, 12:00 midday

Venue: Benham Seminar Room (B215), Department of Zoology (unless otherwise noted)

   

5.March

Assoc. Prof. Caroline Williams, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Cold truths: Evolutionary impacts of winter climate change on insects

12.March

Dr Amandine Sabadel, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Amino acids, food webs and parasites: Answering ecological questions using stable isotope techniques

19.March

Dr Dan Tompkins, Predator Free 2050

Predator Free 2050: New Zealand’s mission to eradicate key threats to biodiversity

26.March

Lachie Scarsbrook, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Does size matter? Using osteology and ancient DNA to reconstruct extinct diversity in New Zealand’s large geckos

2.April

Good Friday – No Seminar

9.April

Mid-semester break – No Seminar

16.April

Eunji Park, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Hidden diversity of two intracellular parasites, Microsporidia and Rickettsia, in New Zealand amphipod hosts: Patterns and causes

23.April

Dr Felicity Muth, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin

New insights into the cognitive ecology of pollination [Zoom Seminar]

30.April

Mateus Detoni, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Why so angry? Ecological and ontogenetic factors influencing the aggression behaviour of social wasps

7.May

Alan Tennyson, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

New Zealand’s latest fossil bird discoveries

14.May

Prof. Alison Cree, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Life with lizards and their relatives: Career reflections and highlights

21.May

James Hunter, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Developing ecological models to inform takahē reintroductions

28.May

Dr Cilla Wehi, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago

Sexual size dimorphism and foraging in wētā (Hemidiena spp.)

4.June

Alex Verry, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Do glaciers drive diversity? Using ancient DNA to retrace the history of New Zealand’s biodiversity

Contacts: Zoology Reception (479-7976) or Nic Rawlence (e-mail

     

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