Honours Introductory Seminar - Semester 2, 2012

23 August 2012

2.10-2.22pm Stuart Foggo -C.Taylor / R.Major (Aus. Museum)
Patterns in agonistic behaviour of the Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)

2.22-2.34pm Charles Foster-S.Ho / B.Conn / M.Henwood
Systematic relationships within Logania (Loganiaceae): how do they relate to the geological history of Australia?

2.34-2.46pm Anna O'Brien -A.Ward / M.Beekman
Learning ability, leadership characteristics and the dispersal of information in Mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)

2.46-2.58pm Song-Hee Schumacher -A.Ward / R.Coleman
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. How do animals learn and use information in social groups?

2.58-3.10pm Steven Hawes -W.Figuera
Modelling the connectivity between tropical and temperate coral reefs for several coral reef fish species in NSW, a coupled physical-biological approach.

3.10-3.22pm Jesse Hawley -S.Wilder / S.Simpson
The impact of diet on the longevity and fecundity of a carnivore

Afternoon Tea 3.22-3.40pm

3.40-3.52pm Claire MacAlpine -D.Hochuli / S.Wilder
The effects of exotic plants on the distribution and prey capture of Australian crab spiders (Thomisidae)

3.52-4.04pm Samantha McCann -M.Greenlees / R.Shine
Thermal tolerance and microhabitat use of cane toads (Rhinella marina) at high altitudes in the Border Ranges National Park, NSW

4.04-4.16pm Jessie McKenna -M.Thompson / K.Belov
Linking angiogenesis, viviparity and cancer: using lizards to investigate VEGF111

4.16-4.28pm Katherine Roth -B.Oldroyd / M.Beekman
Testing assumptions about the Reproductive Ground Plan Hypothesis for the evolution of worker sterility in the honey bee Apis mellifera?

4.28-4.40pm Emma Spencer -M.Crowther / C.Dickman
Does Fire Influence Responses of Australian Fauna in the Simpson Desert to the Odour of Introduced and Native Predators?

4.40-4.52pm Rachel Tucker -B.Oldroyd / T. Latty / M.Duncan (UWS)
Developing a pheromone trap for Apis mellifera queens

4.52-5.04pm Dan Watts -D.Hochuli
The effect of artificial night lighting on the ecology of nocturnal insects


Time: 2.10pm

Location: DT Anderson Lecture Theatre

Cost: Nil

Contact: Joanna Malyon

Phone: +61 2 9351 2369

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