We schedule a range of seminars each semester. Speakers include School staff and invited high-profile domestic and international speakers who have expertise across diverse biological disciplines and are at varying career stages.

Students, staff, visiting academics and the public are welcome to attend. No RSVP is required.

Latest COVID-19 advice: As a precautionary response to slow the rate of community transition of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), UQ has made a decision to cancel all University events unless they are critical to teaching or research. This includes student, academic and public events on and off campus until the end of 2020. Some events listed here may be cancelled or postponed.


The school seminars are held every two weeks on Fridays at 11am in the Goddard Building (Building 8), Room 139 (teaching weeks only). However, due to the COVID situation, these seminars will now be held using Zoom for the rest of the year.

* If you wish to be added to the Seminar mailing list, please contact biolhospa@uq.edu.au 

Semester 2 Seminars:

25 September 11am - Zoom ID 935 4928 6425

Dr Helene Muller-Landau, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama; Title: Patterns and mechanisms of spatial variation in tropical forest productivity, woody residence time, and biomass.


2 October 11am - Zoom ID 95590993768

Dr Sarah Flanagan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Title: Genomic data reveals the role of selection in the evolution of sex-role reversed pipefish.


Still to come....

Professor Lindell Bromham, Australian National University - 9 October 2020

Dr Fangyuan Hua, University of Peking, China  - 23 October 2020

Assoc. Professor Shinichi Nakagawa, University of NSW - 20 November 2020

Postgraduate seminars are held monthly on Tuesdays at 1pm, usually in the Goddard Building (Building 8), Room 257.  The location can vary, so check the event details for each seminar, as some seminars will be held via Zoom.

Postgraduate seminar sessions usually feature presentations from two PhD students.

Special seminars featuring visiting academics are held when available, usually on Thursdays at 1pm, but alternative days and times are possible. The location can vary, so check the event details for each seminar. If you are visiting UQ and wish to give a marine-related  seminar, email us at marine@uq.edu.au or discuss your idea with your academic contact.

Marine postgraduate seminar series – Semester 2 2020

Tuesday, 13 October, 1:00 pm, 257 Goddard Bldg (8) Postgrad Seminar

  • Alejandro Astorga Moar, PhD candidate, School of Civil Engineering.         Title to be confirmed
  • TBD

For further information (eg. Zoom links), please visit the MSUQ FB page here or email marine@uq.edu.au.

The Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science (CBCS) seminars are held weekly on Tuesday in the Goddard Building (Building 8).

Visit the Centre's seminar page for more information.