Jun 2017: Rose won the best student talk (The Jack Ward Memorial Prize) at EEEF2018 conference.
Jun 2017: Fonti came as a runner up for The Outstanding Evolution and Ecology Presentation at BEES Postgraduate Research Forum.
Jun 2018: Gihan's blog post.
May 2018: Hamza's blog post.
Apr 2018: Rose explaining our zebrafish work on the National radio show (Canada).
Mar 2018: Alex's blog post.
Mar 2018: Shinichi's Nature paper published.
Jan 2018: Rose's blog post.
Dec 2017: Shinichi's blog post for TEE.
Dec 2017: Xmas group lunch at the Spot and Coogee - blog post.
Dec 2017: Fonti got a Best Student Talk Award at AES meeting.
Nov 2017: Our dunnocks paper in the media (The Economist).
Oct 2017: "Meta-analysis using metafor" published on Environmental Computing website.
Oct 2017: New blog post by Gihan.
Oct 2017: Gihan joins our group.
Sep 2017: New blog post by Dan.
Jul 2017: New blog post by Alex.
Jun 2017: New blog post by Fonti.
Jun 2017: Fonti came first for The Outstanding Evolution and Ecology Presentation at BEES Postgraduate Research Forum. Congratulations!
May 2017: New blog post by Shinichi.
Apr 2017: New blog post by Losia.
Mar 2017: New blog post by Melissa.
Jan 2017: New blog post by Shinichi.
Dec 2016: Group BBQ at Coogee Beach.
Oct 2016: Shinichi's correspondence published in Nature.
Oct 2016: New blog post by Fonti.
Sept 2016: Shinichi was interviewed for Peer Views Manuscripts by Publons.
Sep 2016: New blog post by Rose.
Aug 2016: New blog post by Melissa.
Jul 2016: New blog post by Losia.
Jun 2016: New blog post by Dan.
Jun 2016: Shinichi and Rose contributed to an Ecol Lett editorial.
May 2016: New blog post by Losia.
Apr 2016: Melissa joined our lab.
Mar 2016: Lab BBQ and Coogee Beach walk! - see Blog section.
Mar 2016: Shinichi and Losia got a piece accepted for JEB.
Feb 2016: Rose is officially starting her PhD in our lab.
Dec 2015: Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings!
Nov 2015: Shinichi visited USA and Canada.
Sep 2015: Shinichi visited New Zealand and Scotland.
Sep 2015: Losia's paper has been accepted for Behavior Genetics.
Aug 2015: Shinichi, Dan, Losia and Carlos have attended Behaviour conference in Cairns, AU.
Aug 2015: Losia's meta-analysis has been accepted for Int J Obesity.
Jul 2015: Carlos is visiting us in Sydney, working on his PhD.
Jun 2015: Anne's meta-analysis has been accepted for Biol Rev.
May 2015: Benedikt came to Sydney for 2 months to work on his PhD thesis.
Apr 2015: Dan joined our group.
Mar 2015: Rose joined our group.
Feb 2015: Shinichi and Losia moved to UNSW, Sydney, to start their new jobs.
Sep 2014: Carla from University of Canterbury visited us to learn about systematic reviews.
Aug 2014: SN and Echo attended IOC conference in Tokyo.
Aug 2014: Alistair and Sheri got a paper accepted for Fish and Fisheries.
Jul 2014: SN and Echo attended ISBE conference in New York.
Jul 2014: Alistair got a paper accepted for Quaterly Review of Biology.
Jun 2014: Prof. Michael Jennions visited us and gave a superb departmental seminar.
Jun 2014: Yong, a PhD student from UWA, AU, visited us to learn meta-analysis.
May 2014: SN got a paper accepted for TREE journal.
Apr 2014: Nat and Alistair got their paper published in Evolution journal.
Mar 2014: Zofia Prokop visited our group and gave a departmental seminar.
Feb 2014: SN gave a talk at a conference at UNSW, Sydney.
Feb 2014: SN was promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations!
Jan 2014: Farewell BBQ party for Alistair and Catherine [blog post].
Jan 2014: Jarrod Hadfield visited our group and gave a departmental seminar.
News ArchiveDec 2013: Alistair and Jamie graduated with PhD.
Nov 2013: Losia and Shin got a meta-analysis paper accepted in Obesity Reviews.
Nov 2013: Javier, a PhD student from Massey University, visited us to learn meta-analysis.
Nov 2013: Jolyne and Hannah started helping out with the dunnock project for summer internships.
Oct 2013: SN gave a meta-analysis workshop at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Oct 2013: Danilo joined our group for an exchange visit.
Sep 2013: SN attended a "Personality" Workshop in Germany.
Aug 2013: SN and Losia went to the ESEB conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
Jul 2013: SN visited and gave talks at several places in Germany and UK.
Jun 2013: Katie got a job as a high-school science teacher. Great!
Jun 2013: Alistair defended his PhD. Congratulations!
May 2013: SN was awarded The Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal (Otago media release)
Apr 2013: Carlos arrived to start his PhD with SN.
Apr 2013: Lizzie and Therese temporarily joined our lab for exchange and internship-type visit.
Mar 2013: Losia, Katie and Shin got a meta-analysis paper accepted by Ageing Research Reviews.
Mar 2013: Losia has her JEB paper picked as "paper of the month" by the journal editor-in-chef.
Mar 2013: Alistair handed in his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
Mar 2013: Mike and Nat both got distinctions for their MSc theses. Great!
Mar 2013: R-squared paper by SN got recommendations from Faculty of 1000.
Feb 2013: Effect size paper by SN got recommendations from Faculty of 1000.
Feb 2013: SN gave seminars on meta-analysis at the Hokkaido University and the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan.
Jan 2013: Nat handed in his MSc thesis. Congratulations!
Jan 2013: Mike handed in his MSc thesis. Congratulations!
Jan 2013: Alistair won a departmental prize for best paper published by a male student. Awesome!
Dec 2012: Dr. Wolfgang Forstemeier and Dr. Simon Griffith visited us and gave great seminars for the department.
Dec 2012: Alistair went to Prof. Volker Grimm (Germany) for a scholarship and to learn more about computer modeling.
Nov 2012: Shinichi was awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. So awesome! [media]
Nov 2012: SN, Losia and Mike gave talks at the NRCGD/Gravida conference at Massey, Palmerston North.
Nov 2012: Losia's paper on Nematoda mitogenomes got accepted to the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
Oct 2012: SN gave a seminar and a workshop at the Monash University, Melbourne, AU.
Oct 2012: Morgan's frog paper is on the ABC Science news.
Oct 2012: Two of our meta-analysis papers were highlighted by the Centre for Reproduction and Genomics News and Events.
Oct 2012: Ed and Luana are going back to Brazil. We gonna miss you guys! Some photos from the farewell BBQ party soon on the blog...
Oct 2012: SN gave a seminar at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, NZ.
Sept 2012: SN attended the 20th Cochrane Collaboration Colloquium at Auckland, NZ.
Sept 2012: SN gave a seminar at the Macquarie University, Sydney, AU.
Aug 2012: SN, Ed, Alistair and Echo attended the 14th International Behavioral Ecology Congress in Lund, Sweden.
Aug 2012: Benedikt Holtmann have joined our group to do his PhD on dunnocks.
Jul 2012: A recent paper by SN and collaborators got lots of media attention: link1, link2, link3, link4.
Jul 2012: Ed's paper got accepted to Biological Invasions. Well done!
Jun 2012: Big congratulations to Ed for handing in his PhD Thesis - some celebrations this Friday and on Monday!
Jun 2012: Our resveratrol meta-analysis paper was also highlighted by "The Scientist" and some online news portals - see Katie's blog.
Jun 2012: Our resveratrol meta-analysis paper was highlighted by German online news stories: first, second.
Jun 2012: Our dietary restriction meta-analysis paper was evaluated by Faculty of 1000 as "Must read".
May 2012: Jeff have handed in his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
May 2012: Ed's paper got accepted to the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
May 2012: Katie's paper got accepted to Biology Letters.
Apr 2012: Annual brewery tour for the group members and friends. On the blog now.
Mar 2012: Alistair got a paper accepted to Biological Reviews. Awesome!
Feb 2012: Nat and Mike started their MSc study.
Feb 2012: Jamie and Losia got their manuscripts accepted for publication. Well done!
Feb 2012: Doug is back to continue his PhD.
Jan 2012: Morgan got MSc with distinction. Congratulations!
Jan 2012: SN and Losia are back in Dunedin after sabbatical.
Jan 2012: SN's paper was highlited as a Fast Moving Fronts paper - check out
Dec 2011: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dec 2011: SN became an editor of Behavioral Ecology and joined Editorial Board of Journal of Evolutionary Biology.
Dec 2011: SN visited Volker Grimm at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research in Leipzig.
Dec 2011: Morgan submitted his Master Thesis. Congratulations!
Dec 2011: Mike got a NRCGD scholarship and he won Zoology HoD prize.
Dec 2011: Ed received the runner-up prize for his presentation at the Departmental Student Symposium.
Nov 2011: SN visited UK: Lundy Island where he met local sparrows, then Oxford and Cambridge Universities where he talked to many people.
Nov 2011: Katie's J Anim Ecol paper got formally accepted.
Oct 2011: SN gave talks on meta-analysis at the Institute for Limnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Oct 2011: Alistair got his first paper accepted. Congratulations!
Sep 2011: SN visited the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden, and gave a talk on meta-analysis.
Sep 2011: Alistair and Ed attended and gave talks at the AES 2011 conference in Townsville, Australia. Ed's talk was awarded a Highly Commended award and Alistair was in the running too!
Aug 2011: SN and Losia attended the ESEB conference in Tubingen, Germany.
July 2011: SN is starting his sabbatical in Germany as a Humbolt Fellow.
June 2011: Katie got her first paper accepted to the Journal of Zoology.
June 2011: Charlotte finished her work with us. Good luck!
May 2011: Lonneke joined us for an internship.
Apr 2011: Ed, Delphine and SN got their paper accepted to Animal Behaviour.
Apr 2011: Nat and Mike joined our group.
Mar 2011: Katie handed in her MSc thesis. Congratulations!
Mar 2011: SN was invited to become an associate editor for Evolutionary Ecology and Emu journals.
Feb 2011: SN visited Deakin University, Australia, to give an R course and a seminar about meta-analysis. Summary in this blog.
Feb 2011: Annual group get-together - this year it was a trip to the Greenman brewery. Read a blog about it.
Jan 2011: Charlotte came for an internship - she will be helping us with the bee project.
Jan 2011: Echo (Yu-Hsun) arrived to join our group as a new PhD student.
Dec 2010: SN was awarded a Humbolt Research Fellowship for his sabbatical in Germany in 2011.
Dec 2010: SN was invited to join the Advisory Editorial Board of Ethology journal.
Nov 2010: SN received $25,000 from the DIvision of Science for building up the non-funded Marsden project.
Oct 2010: We were joined by Kohaku Antoni Nakagawa-Lagisz - now he is the youngest group member.
Oct 2010: SN got promoted to Senior Lecturer.
Oct 2010: Alison Mercer and SN were awarded an UORG grant of $47,653 to work on genetic basis of learning in honeybee.
Sept 2010: SN and Ed attended 13th ISBE congress at Perth, Australia; Laszlo Garamszegi and SN hosted a post-congress symposium on statistics.
Sept 2010: Ian Cleasby (Univesity of Sheffield, UK) visited us and gave a special departmental seminar.
Sept 2010: SN visited Massey University via NRCGD (hosted by Prof Hugh Blair) and gave a talk on meta-analysis.
Sept 2010: The dunnock project (SN and Ed) received a grant of £5,000 from ASAB (http://asab.nottingham.ac.uk/grants/index.php).
Aug 2010: Ed started fieldwork (second season) - watching dunnocks living & breeding in the Dunedin's Botanical Gardens.
Aug 2010: Karin and Callum have finished mistnetting and collecting sparrow samples for this year (grand total of 888 samples!)
Aug 2010: SN was named the New Supervisor of the Year by Otago University Student Association!
Aug 2010: NRCGD annual symposium in Auckland (SN attended).
May 2010: Two PhD positions on house sparrows avaiable: colloborative projects between University of Otago and University of Sheffield, UK for detials download this. (both positions already offered)