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Living wonders from the forest to the deep sea
15 August 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm$8 – $12
This morning seminar will present museum scientists’ recent discoveries and will illustrate how complex patterns in sound, colour, shape and genetics can now be used to understand natural diversity.
As well as sharing the wonder that researchers feel when they make new discoveries, the presentations will show how collaborations, new technology and citizen science are vital to current research efforts.
Seminar participants will have time for discussion over morning tea.
- Dr Jo Sumner: Conserving Victoria’s dragon diversity – new species on the brink of extinction
- Peter Marriott and Marilyn Hewish: Patterns on the wing – what moth biodiversity in the Otways tells us about environmental change
- Dr Robin Wilson: How citizen scientists are uncovering hidden marine biodiversity
- Dr Karen Rowe: The power of sound recordings in understanding bird dynamics