Lecture Series in Ecology and Evolution

Seminar Location

Haller Auditorium

Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 16:15

Speakers

Spring Semester 2022
Date Speaker Title
22.02.2022 Dr. Margaret Owuor, Wyss Academy Conservation of Biodiversity in Developing Countries: An Integrative approach ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. O. Seehausen
01.03.2022 Ass. Prof. Enrico L. Rezende, P. Universidad Católica de Chile Thermal biology in a warming world ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (G. Martinez de Leon)
08.03.2022 Dr. David R. Johnson, Eawag, Dübendorf How is microbial diversity maintained during range expansion? (and why we should care) ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
15.03.2022 Ass. Prof. Mark Ravinet, University of Nottingham (UK), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences The evolution of human commensalism in Passer sparrows ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (F. Schlichta)
22.03.2022 Prof. Olga Otero, Université de Poitiers Old fossils, current issues - how fragmentary remnants of past biodiversity shed light on our understanding of evolution; case study in "fish" ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. M. Muschick)
29.03.2022 Prof. Marie Dacke, Lund University, Sweden As the crow flies and the beetle rolls: Straight-line orientation from behaviour to neurons ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler
05.04.2022 Prof. Dr. François-Xavier Dechaume-Moncharmont, Université Lyon 1 The marriage challenge: emotion and optimal stopping during mate choice ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. B. Szabo)
12.04.2022 Prof. Sam Yeaman, University of Calgary The genetic basis of adaptation: constrained, flexible, or somewhere in between? ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel & Prof. Dr. C. Bank
26.04.2022 Prof. Eric Post, University of California, Davis The role of large herbivores in plant diversity response to warming in the Arctic ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. P. Thakur
03.05.2022 Dr. Sarah Papworth, Royal Holloway University of London People, primates and perceptions: human and animal behaviour in conservation ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (D. Slodowicz)
10.05.2022 Prof. Kathrin Kiehl, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück Green roofs as habitats for dry grassland plants and insects in urban areas – chances and challenges ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
17.05.2022 Dr. François Blanquart, CNRS, Paris, France Modelling the ecology and evolution of antibioresistance and virulence in Escherichia coli ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. L. Marrec)
24.05.2022 Dr. Chaitanya Gokhale, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany The power of belief - how collective narratives catalyze cooperation ***in presence seminar***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel & Prof. Dr. C. Bank
31.05.2022 Exam

Autumn Semester 2022
Date Speaker Title
20.09.2022 Prof. Daniel Blumstein, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler
27.09.2022 Dr. Anne-Claire Fabre, NMBE Development as a driver or a brake of morphological diversity?
Organiser: Dr. S. Hertwig (NMBE)
04.10.2022 Prof. Matt Walsh, University of Texas at Arlington
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
11.10.2022 Dr Esther Sebastián-González, University of Alicante Composition and structure of vertebrate scavenger assemblages in the Anthropocene
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. S. Vignali)
18.10.2022 Dr. Amanda Madeleine Seed, University of St. Andrews
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. B. Szabo)
25.10.2022 Dr. Helen Alexander, University of Edinburgh
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Bank
01.11.2022 Volz Award
08.11.2022 Prof. Andreas Wagner, University of Zürich
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. L. Marrec)
15.11.2022 Dr. Nina Marchi, IEE
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
22.11.2022 Prof. Dr. Jan van der Meer, University of Lausanne
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. P. Thakur
29.11.2022 Prof. Brian Langerhans, North Carolina State University
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. M. Rösti)
06.12.2022 Prof. Alison Bennett, The Ohio State University
Organiser: IEE junior staff (S. Sanders)
13.12.2022 Dr. Stefano Canessa, IEE Making rational decisions in biodiversity conservation
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
20.12.2022 Exam

Exam

The semester exam (open-book, 45 minutes) of this lecture series covers the lectures given in this semester. At the exam you will receive three themes corresponding to three talks given in this semester and you will be asked to choose one.

State for this selected theme the three results or statements that you judge as being most important.
You are encouraged to supplement your explanation by graphs or tables, if appropriate, and to describe and value the applied methodology. Critique would be welcome, if you were not entirely happy with methods or interpretation.

Most importantly, you should justify your judgements with arguments – this is what will be evaluated by the examiners, not your selection of what you found most important. Please discuss only issues that were presented in the respective talks, and not related issues that you know from other sources. Please be concise and aim to condense your text to one page.