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: Marine discoveries from Port Phillip to the Abyss
Dr Karen Rowe: The power of sound recordings in understanding bird dynamics