The Global Ecology Lab has been active in running the Ecology, Evolution & Environment Seminar Series at Flinders University since early 2018 (39 lectures delivered to date). All presentations are recorded (unless otherwise requested by the presenter) and available for viewing following the links below. Jump to talks from: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018.


Global Ecology ceased organising the Ecology, Evolution & Environment Series at the end of 2021. Previous seminars are listed below

21.10.2021: Professor J. Marshall Shepherd: ‘Perspective on extreme hydrometeorological events from cyclones to flooding‘ (view ad)

13.09.2021: Associate Professor Bastien Llamas: ‘Genomic evidence from extinct and contemporary bison supports a unique extant taxon in North America?‘ (view ad)

17.08.2021: Associate Professor Gunnar Keppel: ‘Environmental heterogeneity creates and maintains biodiversity: the roles of habitat diversity and refugia‘ (view ad)

13.07.2021: Associate Professor Morgan Tingley: ‘The changing nature of fire and its impacts on birds in California‘ (view ad)

08.06.2021: Dr Alice Clement: ‘Fishy brains and fossil endocasts: early vertebrate neural adaptations to life on land‘ (view ad)

09.04.2021: A/Prof John Tibby: ‘Using palaeoenvironmental studies to guide environmental management: some Australian case studies‘ (view ad)


11.12.2020: Dr Vicki Thomson: ‘Evolution and adaptation of tiger snakes‘ (view ad)

27.10.2020: Dr Catherine Boisvert: ‘Hips: their origins and transformation for the transition to land‘ (view ad)

30.09.2020: Dr Martin Breed: ‘Why we should restore urban ecosystems‘ (view ad)

23.09.2020: Erin Mein (special, out-of-session lecture): ‘Morphometric approaches for discriminating marsupial postcrania from two archaeological sites in north-western Australia‘ (view ad

03.09.2020: Dr Alice Jones: ‘Carbon sequestration and storage in South Australia’s coastal ecosystems‘ (view ad)

08.07.2020: Associate Professor Vera Weisbecker: ‘Marvellous marsupials: from deep time morphology to population biogeography‘ (view ad)

11.06.2020: Dr Daniel Rogers: ‘How did the fires impact KI’s biodiversity, and what is next for recovery and conservation?‘ (view ad)

20.02.2020: Dr Richard Hewitt: ‘Modelling the landscapes of extreme climate change: currents challenges and future perspectives‘ (view ad)

07.02.2020: Dr Salvador Herrando-Pérez: ‘Bones: the elephant in the room of radiocarbon dating‘ (view ad)


28.11.2019: Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Reed: ‘Naracoorte Caves: extraordinary windows into the recent past’ (view ad)

13.11.2019: Professor Paul Ehrlich presents ‘The Politics of Environmental Destruction‘ (see also condensed version without the Introduction and audience Q&A; view ad)

15.10.2019: Associate Professor Maren Wellenreuther ‘Going beyond SNPs: the role of structural genomic variants in adaptive evolution and species diversification’ (view ad)

27.09.2019: Professor Luciano Beheregaray ‘Landscape genomics and the evolutionary management of wildlife’ (view ad)

22.08.2019: Dr Samantha Munroe ‘TERN: Australia’s open-access land-ecosystem observatory’ (view ad)

02.08.2019: Dr Zoë Thomas ‘Tipping cascades in polar regions drove global change during early Last Interglacial warming’ (view ad)

31.07.2019: Dr Cesca McInerney ‘Late to the party: Australia’s tardy expansion of C4 vegetation during the Pliocene’ (view ad)

14.06.2019: Dr Emily Fobert ‘Polluting the night with light means losing more than just stars’ (view ad)

07.05.2019: Prof Galen HalversonSupercontinents, snowball Earth, and the emergence of animals’ (view ad)

26.04.2019: Dr Giovanni StronaThe hidden paths to biodiversity loss’ (view ad)

28.03.2019: Assoc/Prof Paul WillisCommunicate your science! Everything has changed, and so must we’ (view ad)

27.02.2019: Prof Richard Warwick ‘The contrasting size-related life histories of benthic fauna in macro- and microtidal estuaries’ & Dr James Tweedley ‘The estuaries of south-western Australia: the good, the bad, and the salty’ (watch both seminars here) (view ad)

20.02.2019: Asst/Prof Nicholas Payne ‘Accelerating shark research: from biomechanics to bites’ (view ad)

14.02.2019: Prof Richard CloutierThe quest for our origin – a step closer to the origin of tetrapods’ (view ad)


02.11.2018: Assoc/Prof Daniel StoufferThe complexity and simplicity of ecological communities’ (view ad)

18.10.2018: Prof Mary Droser ‘The Evolution and Ecology of early animals: The view from the Ediacaran from South Australia’ (view ad)

21.09.2018: Dr Paul Van Ruth ‘Integrated Marine Observing System: a national collaborative program fostering high-quality research through state-of-the-art infrastructure and long-term data’ (view ad)

31.08.2018: Dr Zoë Doubleday ‘Changing seas and proliferating cephalopods: are we releasing the Kraken?’ (view ad)

09.08.2018: Prof Patrick HespNebkha or Not: The role of rainfall and sediment supply in controlling nebkha vs foredune ridge formation’ (view ad)

17.07.2018: Prof Andrew Balmford ‘How to feed the world without costing the Earth’ (view ad)

14.06.2018: Assoc/Prof Diego García-BellidoAn Australian perspective on the early evolution of Animals’ (view ad)

17.05.2018: Dr James Van DykeIntegrating reproductive biology into conservation of declining species’ (view ad)

02.05.2018: Dr Peter UnmackMolecular insights into the biogeography of Australia freshwater fishes’ (view ad)

12.04.2018: Dr Danielle ClodeWriting the Wasp and the Orchid’ (view ad)


22.03.2018: Dr Laura WeyrichLessons from the Neanderthal microbiome: why history matters for modern health’ (view ad)