Fenner Forum Series 2016: DNA, Diversity and Life

Art Work Ed Rydclyffe

Date & time

5.30–7pm 25 May 2016

Location

Forestry Room 1.02
Forestry Building #48,
Linnaeus Way, ANU

Speakers

Dr Ceridwen Fraser (Chair)
Prof. David Lindenmayer
Dr Sam Banks
Dr George Olah
Xenia Weber

Contacts

 Louise Wilder
 + 61 2 6125 4882

If two plants look the same, are they from the same species? How do we choose which individuals to move in conservation translocation projects? How do we find out which processes have driven the evolution of plants and animals?

These and other questions can be answered by studying DNA – the molecule that underpins life on Earth. This Fenner forum will outline some of the many ways that Fenner researchers are using genetic tools to understand the diversity and distribution of life, and to inform conservation and management strategies. From Macaws in the Amazon and life on Antarctic volcanoes, to local mammals and tree frogs, DNA is informing our diverse research on the evolution and conservation of wildlife.

The event will be followed by light refreshments.  Please RSVP fennerschool-events@anu.edu.au

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