Lecture Series in Ecology and Evolution
Seminar LocationHaller Auditorium
Seminar ScheduleTuesday, 16:15
|Spring Semester 2020|
|18.02.2020||SNSF Prof. Dr. Benjamin Towbin, IZB, University of Bern||Optima in the phenotypic plasticity of organismal growth
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
|25.02.2020||Dr. Pim Edelaar, University Pablo de Olavide||Crypsis. Habitat choice. Adaptation. Generalised reaction norms. Non-genetic inheritance. Animal models. Bivariate Price equation. Causal modelling. Generalised adaptive evolution.
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. M. Rösti)
|03.03.2020||Dr. Martin Sikora, University of Copenhagen||Migrations, networks and microbes - What can we learn about human history from sequencing ancient genomes?
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
|10.03.2020||Dr. Martha Muñoz, Yale University||Behavior is a motor and a brake for evolution
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. D. Marques)
|17.03.2020||Dr. Jos Käfer, Biometry and Evolutionary Biology laboratory (LBBE), Lyon||
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. N. Marchi)
|24.03.2020||Prof. Jimmy A McGuire, University of California, Berkeley||
Organiser: Dr. Stefan Hertwig
|31.03.2020||Dr. Manuel Ruedi, Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Genève||Tracking the origins of the cosmopolitan genus Myotis : convergent evolution of an old success-story
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
|07.04.2020||Prof. Cleo Bertelsmeier, University of Lausanne||
Organiser: IEE junior staff (A. Barras)
|21.04.2020||Prof. Dr. Rob Paxton, MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany||Evolutionary dynamics of a major honey bee pathogen, Deformed wing virus
Organiser: Prof. Dr. P. Neumann
|28.04.2020||Dr. Helen Regan, University of California||
Organiser: PD Dr. A. Grill
|05.05.2020||Prof. Virpi Lummaa, University of Turku||
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. S. Engelhardt)
|12.05.2020||Prof. Florian Altermatt, University of Zurich / Eawag||
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. G. Adamidis)
|19.05.2020||Prof. Dr. M. Taborsky||
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. Taborsky
|Autumn Semester 2020|
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.