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


BE = Behavioural Ecology Lab
EE = Evolutionary Ecology Lab

Spring Semester 2018
Group Date Speaker Title
BE 21.02.18 Dr. Adam Reddon

Liverpool John Moores University


Nonapeptide regulation of social behaviour in group living fishes

Supporting literature: Reddon1 (PDF, 673KB), Reddon2 (PDF, 362KB), Reddon3 (PDF, 883KB)

EE 28.02.18 Dr. Sylvie Retaux

Paris Saclay Institute of Neuroscience


Developmental evolution of brain and behavior in blind cavefish

Supporting literature: Retaux 1.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB), Retaux 2.pdf (PDF, 5.6 MB)

EE 07.03.18 Prof. Christian Parisod

University of Bern


Evolution of duplicated genomes under environmental constraints

Supporting literature: Parisod 1.PDF (PDF, 580KB), Parisod 2.pdf (PDF, 1.2 MB)

EE 14.03.18 Prof. Alex Widmer

ETH Zürich


Adaptation from long-standing genetic variation in an alpine plant

Supporting literature: Widmer 1.pdf (PDF, 759KB), Widmer 2.pdf (PDF, 253KB)

BE 21.03.18 Dr. Erik Frank

University of Lausanne


Rescue behaviour and treatment of injured individuals in a termite-hunting ant

Supporting literature: Frank1 (PDF, 1.0 MB), Frank2 (PDF, 420KB), Frank3 (PDF, 400KB)

EE 28.03.18 Dr. Kathryn Elmer

University of Glasgow


Evolution and ecology of parity mode in a reproductively bimodal species, the European common lizard

Supporting literature: Elmer 1.pdf (PDF, 1.5 MB), Elmer 2.pdf (PDF, 909KB)

EE 11.04.18 Prof. Gabriel Marais

University of Lyon


The evolution of social systems and sex chromosomes in primates

Supporting literature: Marais 1.pdf (PDF, 1.0 MB), Marais 2.pdf (PDF, 1.4 MB)

EE 18.04.18 Prof. Ken Lukowiak

University of Calgary


Enhancing memory formation by fear and chocolate

Supporting literature: Lukowiak 1.pdf (PDF, 750KB), Lukowiak 2.pdf (PDF, 473KB), Lukowiak 3.pdf (PDF, 266KB)

BE 25.04.18 Dr. Sjouke Kingma

University of Groningen


The evolution of cooperative breeding in birds: much more than kin selection?

Supporting literature: Kingma_1 (PDF, 503KB), Kingma_2 (PDF, 414KB), Kingma_3 (PDF, 466KB)

02.05.18 Dr. James Savage

University of Cambridge


Parental care: do the details matter?

Supporting literature: Savage_1 (PDF, 3.2 MB), Savage_2 (PDF, 1.3 MB), Savage_3 (PDF, 597KB)

EE 09.05.18 Dr. Leslie Turner

University of Bath


Genomics of speciation in house mice: a comparison of two approaches

Supporting literature: Turner1.pdf (PDF, 487KB), Turner2.pdf (PDF, 773KB), Turner3.pdf (PDF, 2.1 MB)

BE 16.05.18 Dr. Lauren Brent

University of Exeter


Relationships matter: How network connections are the key to success in a social world

Supporting literature:

BE 23.05.18 Prof. Jutta Schneider

University of Hamburg


Adaptations to an extreme mating system in spiders

Supporting literature: Schneider_1 (PDF, 588KB), Schneider_2 (PDF, 161KB), Schneider_3 (PDF, 546KB)

BE 30.05.18 Prof. Laurent Lehmann

University of Lausanne


When do individuals maximize their inclusive fitness?

Supporting literature: Lehmann_1 (PDF, 4.2 MB), Lehmann_2 (PDF, 3.5 MB), Lehmann_3 (PDF, 207KB)


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