[Fwd: re CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences seminars ]

Subject: [Fwd: re CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences seminars ]
From: "Canberra Ornithologists Group Inc." <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 15:26:23 +1000 (EST)
Dear CES seminar notice recipients
A CSIRO public events email sent this week lists two CES seminars to be presented at Black Mountain. The venue for these seminars is the Lecture Theatre at the CES building on Clunies Ross Street, NOT the Discovery Centre as advertised. Correct details are pasted below.
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CSIRO Seminar – Thursday 12 May 2011

Topic: Habitat fragmentation and extinction: the beetles at Wog Wog

Presenter: Kendi Davies, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado 

Time: 3:00 pm

Venue: CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences Lecture Theatre, CES Building, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain.

Habitat loss and fragmentation continue to account for most biodiversity loss worldwide. The Wog Wog fragmentation experiment, established by CSIRO in 1985, is the longest running experiment in temperate forest worldwide. Existing short term beetle data from this experiment are being used together with a new matching series of data collected after long term fragmentation to look at whether the transient dynamics of beetle species through 5 years post fragmentation predict their long term dynamics (23-27 years post fragmentation); further, whether traits of species that predict transient dynamics also predict long term dynamics. Pitfall trapping recommenced in October 2009 and preliminary results will be presented.

About the Speaker
Assistant Professor Kendi Davies of the University of Colorado, USA, was a CSIRO Postdoctoral in the early 2000s, and a postdoctoral at UC Davis, USA, with Susan Harrison. She secured a competitive job at University of Colorado (350 applicants), and an NSF grant in 2008 (funding rate 7-8 per cent). She has papers in the best ecology journals: Ecology, Ecology Letters, Journal of Animal Ecology, and has secured a CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive postdoctoral with the team for Wog Wog.

CSIRO Seminar   Friday 13 May 2011

Topic:  The global diversity of terrestrial vertebrates in a changing world

Presenter:  Professor Walter Jetz, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Time: 11:00 am

Venue: CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences Lecture Theatre, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain.

Abstract  Walter Jetz’ research addresses questions in global biodiversity science, macroecology, global change ecology and conservation. In this seminar he will first illustrate and discuss the global geographic patterns of diversity of the world’s ca. 28,000 species of terrestrial vertebrates and the role of past and current environment in shaping them. Using birds as a study system, he will then present the results of first-ever global projections of the potential threats arising from future environmental change. Finally, he will outline a new cyber-infrastructure and citizen-science initiative aimed at advancing the global species distribution knowledge-base to facilitate more robust and general forecasts of future biodiversity change.

About the speaker:

Anne Towill
Communication Adviser | CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
Phone: +61 2 6242 1608 | +61 2 6246 4059 | Fax: +61 2 6242 5666  

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