Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Past Speakers 2016

Spring Semester 2016
Date Speaker Title
23.02.2016 Prof. Stanisllav Gorb, Universität Kiel Insect inspired adhesives: Where are we now?
Organiser: Prof. Dr. W. Nentwig
01.03.2016 Prof. Robin FA Moritz, MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Deutschland The Dark Side of the Hive: How to kill a queen and get away with it
Organiser: Prof. Dr. P. Neumann
08.03.2016 Dr. Andrew Foote, IEE The genomic basis of the formation of killer whale ecotypes
Organiser: Prof. Dr. O. Seehausen
15.03.2016 Dr. Astrid Böhne, Universität Basel Sex determination in teleost fish - endless novelty or limited options
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. Taborsky
22.03.2016 Prof. Dan Chamberlain, University of Torino Alpine Birds - Current Threats and Future Prospects
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
05.04.2016 Prof. Michael Hofreiter, Universität Potsdam Genomic analyses from highly degraded DNA
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
12.04.2016 Prof Dr. Kevin Heng, Exoplanets & Exoclimes Group, Center for Space and Habitability, University of Bern The Search for Earth 2.0: Exoplanet Science and the Convergence of Astrophysics, Geology and Biology
Organiser: Prof. Dr. O. Seehausen
19.04.2016 Prof. Eline Lorenzen , University of Copenhagen Megafauna extinctions, palaeoenvironments and polar bears
Organiser: Dr. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas
26.04.2016 Prof. Ary Hoffmann, University of Melbourne Genetic analysis of the Australian east coast cline of Drosophila melanogaster: an overview
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
03.05.2016 Dr. Ayana Martins, University of Campinas, Brasil Speciation with gene flow when mate choice relies on phenotype matching of multiple traits
Organiser: Prof. Dr. O. Seehausen
10.05.2016 Prof. Dr. Luke Harmon, University of Idaho, Dept of Biological Sciences All Creatures Great and Small: The Promise and Peril of Megaphylogenies
Organiser: Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen
17.05.2016 Prof. Christiaan Both, University of Groningen Habitat selection when the world changes rapidly
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
24.05.2016 Prof. David Stephens, University of Minnesota Nonhuman conventions: the behavioral ecology of arbitrary action
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. Taborsky
31.05.2016 Exam

Autumn Semester 2016
Date Speaker Title
20.09.2016 Dr. Vitor Sousa, IEE Reconstructing the species history of humans, chimps and deer mice from genomic data
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
27.09.2016 Dr. Sabrina Kumschick, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Towards a global classification of alien taxa according to their impacts
Organiser: Prof. Dr. W. Nentwig
04.10.2016 Dr. Kirsty Park, University of Stirling, Scotland Use of woodland by bats in anthropogenic landscapes
Organiser: IEE junior staff
11.10.2016 Prof. Mike Alfaro, University of California at Los Angeles A phylogenetic perspective on spatial diversity and human exploitation of ray-finned fishes
Organiser: Prof. Dr. O. Seehausen
18.10.2016 Dr. Kirsten Bomblies, John Innes Centre, United Kingdom Causes and consequences of evolution in core meiosis genes
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
25.10.2016 Dr. Nicola Nadeau , University of Sheffield Genes controlling mimicry in Heliconius butterflies
Organiser: IEE junior staff
01.11.2016 Prof. Simone Immler, Uppsala University The evolutionary causes and consequences of selection at the gametic level
Organiser: IEE junior staff
08.11.2016 Prof. Anna Traveset, Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies, Mallorca Mutualistic networks in the Galapagos Islands
Organiser: IEE junior staff
15.11.2016 Prof. Nina Wedell, University of Exeter Sex, conflict and selfish genes
Organiser: IEE junior staff
22.11.2016 Prof. Jan Komdeur, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Implications of adult sex ratio variation for breeding systems and population demography
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. Taborsky
29.11.2016 Prof. Diego Vazquez, CONICET / University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina / University of Freiburg, Germany Ecological consequences of phenological mismatches between pollinators and their floral resources
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
06.12.2016 Prof. Emma Teeling, University College Dublin Comparative genomics of bats: the secret of extended longevity
Organiser: IEE junior staff
13.12.2016 Volz-Preis Best MSc thesis: Laura Bruppacher / Best PhD thesis: David Marques
20.12.2016 Exam