Lecture Series in Ecology and Evolution

Seminar Location

Haller Auditorium

Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 16:15


Autumn Semester 2018
Date Speaker Title
18.09.2018 Prof. Jordi Bascompte, Universität Zürich Plant-animal mutualistic networks, the architecture of biodiversity
Organiser: Prof. Dr. Arlettaz
25.09.2018 PD Dr. Péter Bátary, Universität Göttingen
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
02.10.2018 Prof. Jonathan Levine , ETH Zürich
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
09.10.2018 Dr. Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. Kimberly Gilbert)
16.10.2018 Dr. Juliet Vickery, University of Cambridge The conservation of Afro Paleartic migrant birds: an impossible task?
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Arnaud Barras)
23.10.2018 PD Dr. Mark-Oliver Rödel, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Berlin
Organiser: Dr. Stefan T. Hertwig
30.10.2018 Prof. Trevor Price, University of Chicago
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. David Marques)
06.11.2018 -
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. Sacha Engelhardt)
13.11.2018 Prof. Alexandra-Maria Klein, University of Freiburg, Germany Causes and consequences of insect decline - what do we know and what can we do
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. Myles Menz)
20.11.2018 Volz-Preis
27.11.2018 Prof. Jon Slate, University of Sheffield, UK
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. Diana Rennison)
04.12.2018 -
Organiser: Prof. Dr. W. Nentwig
11.12.2018 Dr. Ludovic Orlando, University of Toulouse Tracking five millenia of horse domestication with extensive genome time-series
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
18.12.2018 Exam

Spring Semester 2019
Date Speaker Title
19.02.2019 -
26.02.2019 -
05.03.2019 -
12.03.2019 -
19.03.2019 -
26.03.2019 -
02.04.2019 -
09.04.2019 -
16.04.2019 -
30.04.2019 -
07.05.2019 -
14.05.2019 -
21.05.2019 -
28.05.2019 Exam


The semester exam (open-book, 45 minutes) of this lecture series covers the lectures given in this semester. At the exam you will receive three themes corresponding to three talks given in this semester and you will be asked to choose one.

State for this selected theme the three results or statements that you judge as being most important.
You are encouraged to supplement your explanation by graphs or tables, if appropriate, and to describe and value the applied methodology. Critique would be welcome, if you were not entirely happy with methods or interpretation.

Most importantly, you should justify your judgements with arguments – this is what will be evaluated by the examiners, not your selection of what you found most important. Please discuss only issues that were presented in the respective talks, and not related issues that you know from other sources. Please be concise and aim to condense your text to one page.