Postgraduate Luncheon with Dr Conrad Hoskin
REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED. Please note that there is another opportunity to hear Dr Hoskin speak at the Annual Steve Irwin Memorial Lecture on Monday 13 August at 6pm. For more information and to register see here.
WHERE AIBN Seminar Room, level 1, AIBN Building (#75), St Lucia Campus
WHO Students enrolled in Science Honours, Masters and RHD programs in areas such as Biology, Conservation, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Veterinary Science, Wildlife Science or Zoology
RSVP Early RSVP is essential as seating is limited. Please register via the below form.
A graduate of UQ’s Bachelor of Science (Honours, 1996) and PhD (2006) programs, Conrad always knew his destiny lay in wildlife research and conservation. His studies have taken him to many extraordinary places around the world and have resulted in the discovery of spectacular new species, the rediscovery of a frog species long thought to be extinct, and the discovery of processes by which new species can form (particularly in hybrid zones).
At this exclusive luncheon for Faculty of Science students Conrad will share his career highlights commencing as a UQ science student through to becoming a world-renowned biologist credited with having discovered or co-discovered, 13 new frog and reptile species - six geckos, one skink and six frogs over a decade.
Upon the completion of his undergraduate studies Conrad spent several years travelling to locations such as Madagascar and Borneo, and working in various roles exploring remote areas of Queensland and studying the genetics of Amazonian River Turtles.
Following his travels, Conrad returned to UQ to commence a PhD under supervision of Jeremy Austin, Hamish McCallum, and Craig Moritz, investigating processes by which new species form, particularly how species can form in hybrid zones.
Throughout these years he continued to explore remote areas looking for new species, and discovered and described some spectacular new Queensland reptiles and frogs.
After completing his thesis he won a 3-year research fellowship (from the Australian Research Council) to continue his speciation research at The Australian National University in Canberra. This work continued to focus on the frogs and reptiles of north Queensland.
In 2011 he was simultaneously awarded a research fellowship from the Australian Biological Resources Study and a permanent lectureship in the School of Marine & Tropical Biology at James Cook University (Townsville).
For the next 3 years he will be focussing on research into the diversity and taxonomy of reptiles and frogs of northern and eastern Australia, and will progress to a research and teaching role.
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