2020 Seminar Series
The Institute continued the seminar series although it was reduced in number because of COVID-19, yet a number of national and international invited speakers managed to present. The public presentations included:
- Professor Jeff Ollerton from the University of Northampton presented ‘Macroecology and macroevolution of plant-pollinator interactions’
- Dr Kathryn Emmerson from CSIRO presented ‘Biogenic modelling activities in eucalypt-rich South East Australia’
- * Kirsten Ball presented ‘Nutrient use and carbon sequestration in the plant-soil enviroment’
- Dr Maria Ermakova from the Australian National University presented ‘Improving light use efficiency in C4 plants by increasing electron transport rate’
- Dr Adam Cronin from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Dr Simon Tierney presented ‘COIL: an opportunity in cooperative global pedagogy’
- Dr Adam Cronin from Tokyo Metropolitan University presented ‘The new Mongols: Invasive ants in Japan’
- Dr Ran Liu, Dr Jie Ma, and Dr Lianlian Fan from the Chinese Academy of Sciences presented ‘Climate change impacts on desert ecosystems in northwest of China’
- Professor Mark Rounsevell from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology presented ‘Modelling the drivers and impacts of land use and land cover change today and tomorrow’
- Andreas Faber from Aalborg University presented ‘Circadian regulation of daytime plant leaf respiration in the light’
- Professor Almut Arneth from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology presented ‘Climate change, land-use change and their role for terrestrial ecosystems’
- * Johanna Wong presented ‘Tapping onto the unspoken conversation belowground: An exploration onto the molecular signalling between Eucalyptus grandis and soil fungi of different lifestyles’.
- * Jinyan (Jim) Yang presented ‘Modelling the carbon uptake of a mature Eucalyptus woodland under elevated carbon dioxide concentration’.
- * Dr Simon Tierney presented ‘Nocturnal bees, blind beetles & pollen vectors: a journey through ecologically inspired genetics’.
- Dr Prabuddha Dehigaspitiya from the University of Southern Queensland presented ‘Site-specific photosynthesis in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)’
- Shelby Young from Texas Tech University presented ‘Examining the impact of different strains of Verticillium dahlia in cotton’
- Professor Henrik Smith from Lund University presented ‘Landscape scale studies capture the effect of agricultural land-use across scales on pollinators and their services’
- Dr Jürgen Knauer from CSIRO presented ‘Mesophyll conductance to CO2 transfer: Effects on global carbon and water fluxes and relationship with leaf anatomical traits’
- * Julia Ryeland presented ‘Parental care and reproductive success in emus’
- Associate Professor Mike Dietze from Boston University presented ‘Forecasting ecology in a changing world’
- * Dr Rachael Nolan presented ‘Towards prediction and quantification of bushfire impacts in Australian forests’.
- Professor Trevor Keenan from the University of California, Berkeley presented ‘Understanding how ecosystem states, traits and rates control the global carbon cycle’
- Dr Rod Peakall from the Australian National University presented ‘Sexual deception in Australian orchids, insights on the evolution of extreme pollinator specialisation and its reversibility’
- Associate Professor Erik Veneklass from the University of Western Australia presented ‘Trees in trouble in WA’
- Dr Paul Miller from Lund University presented ‘Vegetation dynamics, land use and terrestrial biogeochemistry in EC-Earth, a CMIP6-enabled Earth System Model’
* Denotes HIE employee/graduating student