Native Australian Animal Trust Seminar – Next Generation
Come along and hear PhD candidates and early career researchers from the School of BioSciences talk about their research in:
- Toad-smart quolls
- Disappearing insects
- The behaviour of black swans
- The secrets of the Tasmania Tiger.
When you meet our future research leaders at this event, you’ll be meeting young people who are already transforming the world through their research, and pushing the frontiers of knowledge.
This seminar is an initiative of the University of Melbourne Native Australian Animals Trust. The Trust provides a way for people who are passionate about Australia’s wildlife and their environments to connect with and support the University’s research, teaching and engagement activities. The Trust will support students, research fellowships and endowed professorial chairs to continue our leading work in taxonomy, conservation biology and ecology research.
Dr Christy Hipsley
Dr Hipsley is an ARC DECRA Fellow and Research Associate at Museums Victoria, where she uses their vast collections to reconstruct Australia’s evolutionary past. Her current research focuses on the longterm impacts of climate change on Australia’s fossil record, by measuring variation in lizard and frog communities over geological time.
Anne Aulsebrook is a behavioural ecologist and PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her research is focussed on how artificial light at night affects circadian rhythms in birds. Anne is also a manager at Remember The Wild, Australia’s first nature engagement charity.
Felipe Martelli holds a Masters in Science (University of Sao Paulo – Brazil) having conducted research on nutrition in honeybees. He is currently a PhD candidate in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, supported by the Victorian Latin America Doctoral Scholarship. His research examines how insecticides negatively impact insect metabolism.
Ella is an ecologist and PhD student in the School of Biosciences who has spent the past six years working on conserving threatened species of the Top End. Her discoveries have led to peerreviewed publications, an appearance on ABC News, and most importantly, may prove vital to helping northern quolls survive the cane toad invasion.