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Zoology Seminars

Semester 1, 2022

When: Friday, 12:00 midday (unless otherwise noted)

Venues:

  • Green: Benham Seminar Room (B215), Department of Zoology
  • Orange: Benham Seminar Room and Zoom   
  • Red: Zoom only (contact coordinators for link)

4.March

Saif Khan, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Monitoring braided river birds and their habitat through remote sensing

11.March

Antoine Filion, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

From local to global perspectives: Avian malaria dynamics and epidemiology in New Zealand and around the world

18.March

Nicole Kearney, Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia, Museums Victoria

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL): Unlocking the foundation of the world's biodiversity knowledge

25.March

Dr Nic Rawlence, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

The contribution of kurī (Polynesian Dog) to the ecological impacts of the human settlement of Aotearoa New Zealand

1.April

Prof Peter Dearden, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago

Gene clusters, plasticity and starvation: How to control your workers

8.April

Rachel Hickcox, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Mapping and modelling the marine distribution of hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins

15.April

Good Friday - No Seminar

22.April

Mid-semester break – No Seminar

29.April

Assoc. Prof. Phil Battley, Wildlife and Ecology Group, Massey University

Understanding godwit migration timing

6.May

Ray O’Brien, Sustainability Otago, University of Otago

Future of Sustainability at Otago: Tī Koūka

13.May

Assoc. Prof. Mike Paulin, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Looking backward moving forward: Computational modelling of Ediacaran ecology and the evolution of cognition

20.May

Joseph Altobelli II, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

The habitat use and home range of New Zealand’s Hamilton’s Frog (Leiopelma hamiltoni) on Te Pākeka

27.May

Dr Kieren Mitchell, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Dire wolf DNA: revealing hidden patterns in the fossil record using palaeo-genomics

3.June

Motia Ara, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Consequences of landlocking in porure/common smelt in New Zealand

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

     

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