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:

6 November 11am  - Zoom ID 828 308 20386

Professor Luke Harmon, University of Idaho, USA - "The consequences and causes of the ubiquitous time-scaling of all evolutionary rates"


20 November  11am - Zoom ID 847 541 34160

Assoc. Professor Shinichi Nakagawa, University of NSW - "Meta-analyzing variation in biology and beyond"

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.