TESS seminars feature international, Australian, and local JCU researchers whose work falls within Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. Speakers are typically established or postdoctoral researchers.
- Where: Cairns Institute D3.054 in Cairns, video-linked to ATSIP 145-030 Townsville
- When: 4 - 5pm on the advertised date, followed by drinks and nibbles
- Who: All welcome!
If you are hosting a visitor or would like to give a seminar, please contact the seminar coordinator, Dr Lori Lach by email to Lori.Lach@jcu.edu.au.
TESS postgraduate students are encouraged to present at the annual TESS retreat.
The past informs the future: evolutionary and biogeographical history, and management of Australia’s tropical flora
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | Presented by Prof Darren Crayn, Australian Tropical Herbarium, JCU
Studies of historical biogeography and evolutionary history are not only intellectually satisfying, but provide us with evidence for the role of range expansion, speciation, and extinction in the assembly of tropical biomes and the origins and maintenance of biodiversity generally. The knowledge gained through such work can also help determine priorities for conservation and appropriate management responses. This talk will demonstrate how improved understanding of the evolutionary history of key taxonomic groups has provided a better understanding of the origins and significance of the Australian tropical flora, and provided knowledge frameworks for the conservation of species and ecosystem processes.