Lecture Series in Ecology and Evolution

Seminar Location

Haller Auditorium

Seminar Schedule

Tuesday, 16:15

Speakers

Autumn Semester 2021
Date Speaker Title
21.09.2021 Prof. Dr. Olivier Duriez, Université de Montpellier Foraging ecology and conservation of griffon vultures ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
28.09.2021 Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Hansen, University of Oslo Evolvability: A quantitative-genetics perspective ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. R. Matthey-Doret)
05.10.2021 Dr. Jacopo Grilli, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) What is typical in microbial communities? ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. L. Marrec)
12.10.2021 Prof. Dr. Pilar Junier / Dr. Saskia Bindschedler, University of Neuchâtel Bacterial-fungal interactions: from fundamental biology to applications
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. Thakur
19.10.2021 Prof. Dr. Nichola Raihani, UCL Department of Experimental Psychology The Social Instinct ***Zoom presentation only***
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler
26.10.2021 Dr. Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. M. Rösti)
02.11.2021 Prof. Melanie Blokesch, EPFL Pathoecology and evolution of Vibrio cholerae
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
09.11.2021 Associate Prof. Bastiaan Star, Natural History Museum / University of Oslo
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. M. Muschick)
16.11.2021 Dr. Nicolas Bierne, L'Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier A few insights acquired on the biology, ecology and evolution of a marine transmissible cancer, a microparasite with a mussel genome
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Bank
23.11.2021 Prof. Cleo Bertelsmeier, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne Globalization and the spread of invasive species
Organiser: IEE junior staff (D. Slodowicz)
30.11.2021 Dr. Pooja Singh, University of Calgary and IEE, Division Aquatic Ecology & Evolution Towards understanding the genetic basis of convergent evolution… and why it matters
Organiser: Prof. Dr. O. Seehausen
07.12.2021 Assoc Prof Joah Madden, University of Exeter How does an individual's spatial ability relate to their movement ecology in pheasants
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. B. Szabo)
14.12.2021 Prof. Cameron Ghalambor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
21.12.2021 Exam

Spring Semester 2022
Date Speaker Title
22.02.2022 Dr. Margaret Owuor
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
01.03.2022 -
08.03.2022 -
15.03.2022 -
22.03.2022 -
29.03.2022 -
05.04.2022 -
12.04.2022 Prof. Sam Yeaman, University of Calgary
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel & Prof. Dr. C. Bank
26.04.2022 Prof. Eric Post, University of California, Davis
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. P. Thakur
03.05.2022 -
10.05.2022 -
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
17.05.2022 -
24.05.2022 Prof. Michael Turelli, University of California, Davis
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel & Prof. Dr. C. Bank
31.05.2022 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.