Lecture Series in Evolutionary Ecology and Behavioural Ecology

Seminar Location

Fall Semester: Haller Auditorium, Baltzerstrasse 1
Spring Semester: Studer Auditorium, Baltzerstrasse 3

Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, 16:15, weekly

Legend

BE = Behavioural Ecology Lab
EE = Evolutionary Ecology Lab
 

Protocol Instructions
Spring Semester 2019
Group Date Speaker Title
BE 20.02.19

Dr. Josh Van Buskirk

University of Zürich

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Adaptation and maladaptation on an elevational gradient
EE 27.02.19 Dr. Matthew Barbour

University of Zürich

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From genes to food webs and back again

Supporting literature: Barbour 1.pdf (PDF, 1.3 MB), Barbour 2.pdf (PDF, 4.0 MB)

EE 06.03.19 Dr. Dan Jeffries

University of Lausanne

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Rapid, non random transitions among the sex chromosomes of true frogs

Supporting literature: Jeffries 1.pdf (PDF, 118KB), Jeffries 2.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB), Jeffries 3.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB)

BE 13.03.19 Dr. François-Xavier Dechaume-Moncharmont

University of Dijon

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Compatibility and emotional bound between partners in a monogamous fish species

Supporting literature: Dechaume-Moncharmont_1 (PDF, 501KB); Dechaume-Moncharmont_2 (PDF, 402KB)

BE 20.03.19 Prof. Claus Wedekind

University of Lausanne

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MHC-dependent reproductive strategies in horses (and humans)

Supporting literature: Wedekind_1 (PDF, 762KB), Wedekind_2 (PDF, 676KB), Wedekind_3 (PDF, 1.4 MB)


EE 27.03.19 Prof. Andrew MacColl

University of Nottingham

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Intra- and intercontinental adaptation in radiations of three-spined stickleback
EE 03.04.19 Dr. Brian Hollis

University of Lausanne

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Sexual selection and sexual conflict in experimentally-evolving populations of Drosophila melanogaster

Supporting literature: Hollis 1.pdf (PDF, 267KB), Hollis 2.pdf (PDF, 888KB)

BE 10.04.19 Dr. Matt Josephson

University of Bern

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Understanding genetics of adaptation using genome engineering in stickleback

Supporting literature: Doudna Charpentier.pdf (PDF, 1.4 MB), Bono et al.pdf (PDF, 973KB)

EE
17.04.19 Prof. Judith Korb

University of Freiburg

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How and why do termite queens live so long?

Supporting literature: Korb 1.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB), Korb 2.pdf (PDF, 348KB), Korb 3.pdf (PDF, 860KB)

 

BE
01.05.19 Prof. Ton Groothuis

University of Groningen

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Hormone mediated parental effects; the neglected role of the male and embryo

Supporting literature: Groothuis et al (PDF, 327KB) Kumar et al (PDF, 634KB)

BE 08.05.19 Dr. Bram Kuijper

University of Exeter

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Plasticity and parental effects in coevolving populations

Supporting literature: Kuijper_1 (PDF, 359KB)

EE 15.05.19 Prof. Trisha Wittkopp

University of Michigan

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Development and evolution of Drosophila pigmentation
EE 22.05.19 Dr. Alex Suh

Uppsala University

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Evolution and sex-specific and tissue-specific chromosomes in birds

Supporting literature: Suh 1.pdf (PDF, 592KB), Suh 2.pdf (PDF, 2.2 MB)

BE 29.05.19 Prof. Sonia Kleindorfer

University of Vienna

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Vocal performance in birds shaped by in-nest experience

 Supporting literature: Kleindorfer et al (PDF, 496KB) Colombelli-Negrel 1 (PDF, 770KB) Colombelli-Negrel 2.pdf (PDF, 284KB)

Fall Semester 2018
Group Date Speaker Title
BE 19.09.18
Dr. Bart Kranstauber
University of Zurich
Analysing animal movement in the environment

Supporting literature: Kranstauber_1.pdf (PDF, 4.7 MB), Kranstauber_2.pdf (PDF, 4.4 MB)

EE 26.09.18 Dr. Jessica Stapley

ETH Zurich

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Ecological and genetic divergence in a colour polymorphic anolis lizard

Supporting literature: Stapley 1.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB), Stapley 2.pdf (PDF, 2.2 MB), Stapley 3.pdf (PDF, 601KB)

BE 03.10.18 Dr. Wendt Müller

University of Antwerp

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Family business – from daily decisions to coordinated parental investment

Supporting literature: Wendt_1.pdf (PDF, 691KB), Wendt_2.pdf (PDF, 260KB)


EE
10.10.18 Dr. Simon Hart

ETH Zürich

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The ecological and evolutionary effects of intraspecific variation on species coexistence

Supporting literature: Hart 1.pdf (PDF, 480KB), Hart 2.pdf (PDF, 717KB)

BE 17.10.18 Prof. Sylvia Cremer

Institute of Science and Technology Austria
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Social immunity: protecting the colony from disease

Supporting literature: Cremer_1.pdf (PDF, 5.4 MB), Cremer_2.pdf (PDF, 623KB), Cremer_3.pdf (PDF, 1.2 MB)


BE
24.10.18
Prof. Simon Verhulst

University of Gröningen

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Telomeres and life histories

 

Supporting literature: Verhulst_1.pdf (PDF, 433KB), Verhulst_2.pdf (PDF, 1.4 MB)

BE 31.10.18 Dr. Damien Farine

Max Planck Institute for Ornithologz and Universitz of Konstanz
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Simple rules and complex consequences in animal societies

 

Supporting literature: Farine_1.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB), Farine_2.pdf (PDF, 280KB), Farine_3.pdf (PDF, 6.2 MB)

BE 07.11.18

Prof. Mark Briffa

University of Plymouth
The role of skill in animal contests – an overlooked component of fighting ability (RHP)?

Supporting literature: Briffa_1.pdf (PDF, 658KB), Briffa_2.pdf (PDF, 335KB), Briffa_3.pdf (PDF, 365KB)

EE
14.11.18 Dr. Richard Merrill

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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The genetics of ecological speciation in tropical butterflies
 
 
EE
21.11.18 Dr. Katja Rasanen

EAWAG

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Multifarious adaptation to environmental change - a frog's eye view

Supporting literature: Rasanen 1.pdf (PDF, 66KB), Rasanen 2.pdf (PDF, 1.0 MB)

BE 28.11.18
Prof. Jeremy Field
University of Exeter
Detecting intraspecific cuckoos: mechanisms and constraints

 

Supporting literature: Field_1.pdf (PDF, 1.0 MB), Field_2.pdf (PDF, 193KB), Field_3.pdf (PDF, 110KB)

EE 05.12.18 Dr. Alex Jordan

Max Planck Institute for Collective Behaviour

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Through a glass darkly - what we can and cannot know about the behaviour of animals, and how machines might help

Supporting literature: Jordan 1.pdf (PDF, 879KB)

EE 12.12.18 Dr. Rongfeng (Ray) Cui

Max Planck Institute for Aging

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Learned mate preferences and its effects on reproductive isolation
 
 
EE 19.12.18 Dr. Maude Baldwin

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

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Evolution of avian taste perception: causes and consequences of diet shifts

Supporting literature: Baldwin 1.pdf (PDF, 4.6 MB), Baldwin 2.pdf (PDF, 239KB)

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