Upcoming talks

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New Zealand Microbial Ecology Consortium (NZMEC6.0), Auckland, February 2020

Warm little ponds: Analogue models of the origin of life

Explaining Biological Events in Deep Time, Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, April 2020

Recent talks

Is Predator Free New Zealand really about a predator-free New Zealand? Invasion biology, terminology and controversy

Killing Cats to Save Finches: Perspectives on Invasive Species and Conservation Ethics, Philadelphia, March 2019

Experiments vs. models

Microbes and Molecules (NZMS/NZSBMB), Dunedin, November 2018

Exploratory microbial models

PSA 2018, Seattle, November 2018

Tapes of life on ice: Some philosophical lessons from experimental microbial evolution

Evolution Research @ Auckland Seminar Series, Auckland, August 2018

Introduction to the bioethics panel report on Predator Free New Zealand

Society for Conservation Biology Oceania, Wellington, July 2018

What are biosignatures signatures of?

Philosophy Seminar, The Australian National University, June 2018

Finding, explaining, and engineering life

Te Ao Mārama Conference 2018, Auckland, October 2018

Philosophy Seminar, Victoria University of Wellington, September 2017

PBDB11 (Philosophy of Biology at Dolphin Beach), Moruya, August 2017

Philosophy Seminar, University of Waikato, July 2017 

Workshop on Sensors, Motors and Behaviour at the Origin of Life, Earth-Life Sciences Institute, Tokyo, July 2017

Pacific APA, Seattle, April 2017 (Invited Symposium: The Shadow Biosphere and the Nature of Life)

Are experiments better than models?

Biology Seminar, Massey University, May 2017 

Auckland Bioengineering Institute Seminar, University of Auckland, October 2016 

School of Biological Sciences Seminar, University of Auckland, September 2016 

Treasured exceptions: surprise and its role in science

Philosophy Colloquium, Reed College, November 2016 

ENSO Seminar Series, October 2016 

Philosophy Seminar, University of Otago, September 2016 

Physics Seminar, University of Auckland, July 2016

Hypothesis testing, exploratory experiments, and the space in between

SPSP2016, Rowan University, June 2016