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
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

website

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

website

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

website

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
website

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

website

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
website

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

website

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

EAWAG

website

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

website

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

website

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

Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

website

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)

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

Liverpool John Moores University

website

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

website

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

website

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

website

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

website

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

website

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

website

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

website

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

website

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)

BE
02.05.18 Dr. James Savage

University of Cambridge

website

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

website

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

website

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

Supporting literature: Brent_1 (PDF, 1016KB), Brent_2 (PDF, 2.6 MB), Brent_3 (PDF, 925KB)

BE 23.05.18 Prof. Jutta Schneider

University of Hamburg

website

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

website

What does natural selection maximize and 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)

Archives

Spring Semester 2018

Spring Semester 2017 (PDF)
Autumn Semester 2016 (PDF)
Spring Semester 2016 (PDF)