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 May 2014
Friday 30
13:00 - SEMINAR - Developing modelling tools to understand the marine environment: building predictive models of biodiversity for Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. : School of Animal Biology Seminar Series. More Information
Quantitative methods are increasingly being used to understand the marine environment. My presentation will include a summary of my previous experience in developing modelling tools applied to the marine environment, ranging from tools to assist aquaculture development in coastal systems, to global (...)

 June 2014
Tuesday 03
13:00 - SEMINAR - Publishing your research: plagiarism, image manipulation and other misconduct : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Speakers: Winthrop Professor Peter Eastwood is the Scientific Director of the Western Australian Pregnancy (Raine) Cohort, inaugural Director of The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Sleep Science and Editor-in-Chief of Respirology. Dr Lieve Bultynck is the Managing Editor of (...)
Wednesday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Climate change adaptation: water conservation and crop production in south-western Australia and the Loess Plateau of China : this seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
Climate simulation models suggest that mean temperatures on the Loess Plateau of China will increase by 2.5 to 3.75°C by 2050, while those in the cropping region of south-west Australia will increase by 1.25 to 1.75°C. The rainfall in south-west Australia rainfall is predicted to decrease by 20 to (...)
Thursday 05
13:30 - EVENT - IOA Postgraduate Showcase - Frontiers in Agriculture : 9 PhD students present their diverse agriculture-related research Website | More Information
The Institute of Agriculture's annual Postgraduate Showcase brings together some of UWA’s best PhD students at an advanced stage of their research. This year, nine presentations covering a wide range of disciplines will highlight some of the research and progress underway at UWA in the area of (...)
Friday 20
12:00 - SEMINAR - Education Researcher Seminar : “The age of my participants keeps getting younger!” A personal journey into science education research with young children Website | More Information
Science education has long been the poor second cousin to literacy and numeracy. Australia’s Chief Scientist has recognised the urgent need for improving science education at all levels to make Australia competitive in innovative and economic terms. However, fewer students are studying science at (...)
Thursday 26
1:00 - SEMINAR - Life as an Instrument of Art : School of Animal Biology Seminar Series. More Information
Realising that (the concept of) life is going through some radical transformations; artists have been experimenting with ways of articulating these shifts. This talk would cover the some of the strategies and projects that artists at SymbioticA have employed to deal with life as both raw material (...)

12:00 - TALK - Dr Ian Stephen - Facial shape predicts aspects of health : A geometric morphometric modelling study More Information
Several aspects of facial appearance contribute to attractiveness, including shape cues such as symmetry (Grammer & Thornhill, 1994), averageness (Rhodes, Zebrowitz, et al., 2001) and sexual dimorphism (Thornhill & Gangestad, 1999). It has been suggested that these facial cues represent (...)

 July 2014
Tuesday 01
16:45 - TALK - WA Flow Meeting More Information
The 8th meeting of WA Flow – the Western Australian Flow Cytometry Interest Group - will be held on Tuesday 1st July in the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis. We have a couple of really interesting talks lined up! Assoc Prof Kathy Heel will show us how she and her team are using (...)
Tuesday 08
9:00 - COURSE - ANOVA, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with knowledge of basic statistics who want to learn more about regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA).

This course covers techniques that can be used to analyse data with continuous and categorical variables. The course will begin with simple (...)
Thursday 24
13:00 - SEMINAR - Communication and collective behaviour in corvid societies : Animal Biology Seminar Series More Information
Corvids, birds of the crow family, have recently emerged as model organisms in the study of animal cognition. Laboratory studies have revealed striking cognitive feats, pointing to convergent cognitive evolution between corvids and other large-brained groups such as primates. However, the cognitive (...)
Tuesday 29
13:00 - SEMINAR - Electrical imaging of axon function using an 11,000-electrode CMOS circuit : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series More Information
The Seminar: A growing body of literature suggests that central nervous system axons are not just stable transmission cables, but actively contribute to information processing, for example, by modulating action potential magnitude or velocity and cell excitability. However, the axon's submicron (...)

13:20 - EVENT - The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2014 Industry Forum : Potential for Food Production in northern Western Australia Website | More Information
New agriculture is believed to play a crucial role in the regional transformation of northern Western Australia. There is significant potential for Asia-focused food production and industry to diversify northern Australia’s economy, trade and sustainable use of natural resources over the long term; (...)
Wednesday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Wet and Wild: frogs of the Kimberley : WA Museum and Rangelands NRM present the 2014 In the Wild West lecture series Website | More Information
The Kimberley region of Western Australia with its 'wet season' and many environments has a great diversity of frog species and is the most frog-rich area of WA. Species include tree frogs, rockhole frogs, burrowing frogs, sedge frogs and an especially rich group of ground-dwelling species. Join (...)

 August 2014
Monday 04
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Drishti Workshops : Introduction to Drishti and Voluminous Website | More Information
Research staff and students are invited to a workshop on volume visualisation using the Drishti and Voluminous software. Presentations will be conducted by Ajay Limaye, the main developer of Drishti from the NCI Vizlab at the Australian National University. A general introduction to Drishti and (...)
Tuesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - Science Communication: Winning Hearts and Minds : School of Anatomy, Physiology & Human Biology Seminar Series Website | More Information
The Seminar: As Chief Scientist of Western Australia I had the privilege of seeing many examples of terrific science, technology and engineering across the length and breadth of our great State. They represent major opportunities and challenges, spanning the resources sector, agriculture, education (...)
Sunday 10
10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2014 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, outstanding career options and explore our community programs and facilities.

This year there will be campus tram tours, hands-on activities, live music and entertainment, as well as plenty (...)
Wednesday 13
8:00 - EVENT - Women in Agriculture Breakfast Website | More Information
Students of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (SNAGS) and The UWA Institute of Agriculture would like to invite you to a breakfast to commemorate the role of women in agriculture.
Thursday 14
16:00 - TALK - The new X-ray Surface Analysis Facility at Curtin More Information
Surface science underpins all modern technology from Gore-Tex to the iPhone. We need to think about surfaces for catalysis, corrosion, coatings, growth of thin films, chemical/biological functionalization and nanotechnology just to name a few. Over the last few months Curtin has established a (...)
Saturday 16
15:00 - EVENT - More Than Honey - The Movie - Free Event : Fifty years ago, Einstein had already insisted on the symbiotic relationship binding these pollen gatherers to mankind: “If bees were to disappear from the globe,” he predicted, “mankind would only have four years left to live.” Website | More Information
More Than Honey is a film on the relationship between mankind and honeybees, about nature and about our future.

This documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof and narrated by John Hurt is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the (...)
Monday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Tim Jarvis - Antarctic explorer who recreated British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s survival journey! : Relive Tim’s remarkable journey to retrace the steps of legendary leader Sir Ernest Shackleton. More Information
Come to a free talk and book signing by Tim Jarvis, one of the world’s leading explorers, as he describes his modern-day journey to retrace, for the first time ever, the legendary 1914 expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

In early 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team (...)


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