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Zoology Seminars

Semester 1, 2020

When: Friday, 12:00 midday

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

   

28.February

Dr Pablo Tortosa, Université de La Réunion

Mammal diversity in Madagascar and neighbouring islands: impact of species introduction on the transmission of zoonotic pathogens to humans

6.March

Assoc Prof Caroline Beck, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Telling tales with tadpole tails

13.March

Dr Monica Tromp, South Pacific Archaeological Research, University of Otago

How to see a forest without the trees

As of 20 March 2020, Zoology Departmental Seminars are cancelled until further notice.

20.March

Assoc Prof David Orlovich, Department of Botany, University of Otago

Evolution of New Zealand’s fungi

27.March

Dr Alana Alexander, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago

Ecological time-travelling via molecular ecology

3.April

Dr Matt Larcombe, Department of Botany, University of Otago

Diversification is both bounded and unbounded in conifers

10.April

Good Friday – No Seminar

17.April

Mid-semester Break - No Seminar

24.April

James Barr, Curtin University, Perth

Adaptive ecology of the King’s skink, Egernia kingii, in response to varying levels of predation risk, with a focus on caudal autotomy

1.May

Nat Forsdick, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago

Genome-wide impacts of hybridisation in New Zealand’s kakī

8.May

Brandon Ruehle, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Impacts of an eye invading parasite on the behaviour and ecology of its freshwater fish host

15.May

Dr Cynthia Winkworth, Catchments Otago

Community engagement; its relevance for identifying research needs, unlocking novel funding opportunities, and having FUN

22.May

Oli Aylen, Department of Zoology, University of Otago*

Borneo, Bats and Bioacoustics

*Note special start time: 10am Benham Seminar Room

22.May

Prof Gerry Closs, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

Migration, plasticity and serendipity: what drives life history decisions in brown trout?

29.May

Dr Jenny Jandt and Mateus Detoni, Department of Zoology, University of Otago

The debate over the causes of declining insect populations

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

     

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