One-Day Postgrad Course On Current Ecology and Evolution


The 13th one-day postgraduate course on Current Ecology and Evolution will be held at Notre Dame University, the day before the main ESA16 Conference begins. The course is designed for postgraduate research students or for people considering a research degree. Honours students are welcome. It is supported by the Ecological Society of Australia and the Australasian Evolution Society. Speakers and discussion topics are different each year, so repeat participation can be recommended.

PROGRAM FOR 2016: The day’s program will include speakers about recent advances in many areas of ecology and evolution. There will be focus groups for students to exchange views. If you attend 2-3 of these 1-day courses during your PhD, you’ll encounter a broader range of ideas compared to your training within a single research group.



Sunday 27 November, 2016, University of Notre Dame, in association with ESA2016 annual conference

9:00  Adrienne Nicotra, ANU, Opening remarks
9:05  Mike Bull, Flinders University, A brief introduction to the history of ecology in Australia
9:25  John Morgan, La Trobe University,  Establishing professional networks and non-traditional collaborations
9:50  Focus group1: What sort of science do you do?
10:30   Morning tea
11:00  Focus groups report back
11:30  Craig Nitschke, University of Melbourne, Emerging ideas in landscape ecology for conservation
11:45  Belinda Robson, Murdoch University, Emerging approaches in aquatic ecology
12:00  Craig Moritz, ANU, Hot ideas from the north
12:15  Student Talk on Nominate Papers (tbd)
12:25  Student Talk on Nominate Papers(tbd)
12:35  lunch
13:30  Greg Jordan, University of Tasmania, Paleo perspectives on climate change
13:45  Katherine Moseby,  New approaches in threatened and feral species research
14:00  Mark Ooi, University of Wollongong, Exploring the seedy side of life
14:15 tbc
14:30  Lesley Hughes, Macquarie University, Ecology after 400 (ppm)
15:00 Focus group 2:The science project of a lifetime
15:30  Afternoontea
16:00  Focus groups report back
16:30 All speakers Panel discussion / Concluding remarks
17:00 On’to’registration’and’mixer’for’ESA2016′

The postgraduate course 2015 is organized by Adrienne Nicotra (email hidden; JavaScript is required) and Susanna Venn (email hidden; JavaScript is required)
at the Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology Australian National University

REGISTRATION: Cost is $35, to cover lunch and morning and afternoon refreshment. Speakers donate their time free. Please register and arrange accommodation through the online registration site which will be open soon. You can register for the postgraduate course without the conference, the conference without the postgraduate course, or both together .

VENUE and SCHEDULE: The program will run 9 am to 5 pm. Provisional schedule will be available soon.