Seminar audience

The E&ERC runs a vibrant seminar program, with international, domestic and local speakers presenting the latest research in whole-organism biology. Typically, talks run for 45mins on a Friday afternoon and are followed by drinks with staff and students. The series is currently coordinated by Associate Professor Lisa Schwanz. 

TERM 1 2023      


Time & location



Fri 24 Feb 2023

3-4pm, Mathews D

Harry Eyck/Adelaide Dedden

E&ERC Exit Seminar

Fri 10 Mar 2023

3-4pm, Mathews D

Frank Seebacher (Usyd)

Responses to environmental change: plasticity and epigenetics

Fri 24 Mar 2023

3-4pm, Mathews D

Mariella Herbestein (Maquarie Uni)

Perspectives on behavioural ecology: from natural history to trait-based approaches at a landscape scale

Tues 28 Mar 2023

10am-12pm, Wilton Tea Room

Skills Transfer Workshop - Patrice Potter

How to make your research more open and reproducible 

Fri 14 April 2023

3-4pm, Mathews D

Anastasia Shavrova/Claudia Crowther

E&ERC Completion Seminar

Fri 28 April 2023 Central Lecture Block 2 Anna Lewis/Zoe Xirocostas E&ERC Completion Seminar
TERM 2 2023      
Fri 2 Jun 2023 3-4pm, Mathews D Baptise Wijas / Joe Atkinson E&ERC Completion Seminar
Fri 16 Jun 2023  3-4pm, Mathews D Dieter Hochuli (USyd) Reimagining the naturalist tradition to conserve and promote biodiversity in cities
Fri 30 Jun 2023 3-4pm, Mathews D Mark Elgar (UMelb) Nothing is better than an undetected signal: selection pressures influencing chemical sensory morphology in insects
Fri 14 Jul 2023 3-4pm, Mathews D Andrea Liebl (U South Dakota) The effects of Gx(developmental)E in a cooperatively breeding species
Fri 28 Jul 2023 3-4pm, Mathews D Dr Claudia Coleine Microbiomes from extreme environments: challenges to thrive in the most prohibitive conditions.
TERM 3 2023      
Fri 22 Sep 2023 3:00pm-4:00pm, Mathews D Fabio Zanini Cell diversity across the tree of life, from 30,000 feet to microns
Fri 13 Oct 2023 3:00pm-4:00pm, Mathews D Lisa Schwanz TBC
Fri 3 Nov 2023 3:00pm-4:00pm, Mathews D Damien Esquerre (U Wollongong) TBC
  • See below for details of previous E&ERC seminars.