Lecture Series in Behavioral, Theoretical, and Evolutionary Biology

Seminar Location

In Spring 2022, the seminars will be held via a mixture of Zoom and in person. A Zoom link will be provided on ILIAS. In person lectures will be held in the Studer Auditorium (Baltzerstrasse 3). The location of the lectures will be announced weekly via email to all students registered on ILIAS.

Seminar Schedule

Spring Semester only
Wednesday, 16:15, weekly

Seminar Schedule

Students are expected to read supplementary literature files, which are available on ILIAS, before the respective seminars to gain a broad overview of the topic, which will promote active participation in the discussion. Successful attainment of ECTS credits requires active participation in the discussion and the submission of at least three protocols that summarise the discussion induced by the student. These protocols are to be submitted on ILIAS before the start of the next seminar. Detailed instructions for the Protocols can be found here.

Legend

BE = Behavioural Ecology
EE = Evolutionary Ecology
THEE = Theoretical Ecology and Evolution
 

Speakers

Spring Semester 2022
Date Speaker Title
23.02.2022 Prof. Maren Vitousek, Cornell University Coping with stress: from integrative mechanisms to evolutionary consequences ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. B. Taborsky
02.03.2022 Prof. Dr. Katja Räsänen, University of Jyväskylä Organismal adaptation to environmental stress – an integrative perspective ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler
09.03.2022 Dr. Bonnie Fraser, University of Exeter Genomic basis of local adaptation in the Trinidadian Guppy ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
16.03.2022 Prof. Judith Korb, University of Freiburg, Germany Sociality and the evolution of ageing: insights from termites ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. B. Taborsky
23.03.2022 Dr. Paul Jay, University of Montpellier The evolution of supergenes and sex chromosomes: insights from butterflies and models ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
30.03.2022 Dr. Philine Feulner, EAWAG A Genomic Perspective on Speciation and Adaption in Alpine Whitefish ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Bank
06.04.2022 Dr. Stefan Laurent, Max Plank Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne Detecting and dating recent shifts in mating systems in flowering plants ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Bank
13.04.2022 Dr. Julia Barth, University of Basel Genomic inversions - their origin and role as supergenes ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
27.04.2022 Dr. Stephan Reber, Lund University Dinosaur Cognition - Using phylogenetic bracketing to reconstruct the evolution of thought ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler
04.05.2022 Prof. Mike Cant, University of Exeter The evolution of intergroup conflict in animal societies ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. B. Taborsky
11.05.2022 Prof. Dr. Hannes Svardal, University of Antwerp The mysterious role(s) of large chromosomal inversions in a cichlid fish adaptive radiation ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Bank / Dr. S. Peischl
18.05.2022 Dr. Bahtiyar Yilmaz, Inselspital Bern Plasticity of the adult human small intestinal stoma microbiota ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Bank
25.05.2022 Ass. Prof. Dr. Lysanne Snijders, Wageningen University Of birds and fish: Investigating the social dynamics of two wild model species ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler
01.06.2022 Prof. Dr. Niels Dingemanse, Munich University Why animals have “personalities”- Insights from studies on wild great tits ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler