Past Speakers 2023

Spring Semester 2023
Date Speaker Title
21.02.2023 Dr. Chloé William Schmidt, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Effects of environments and human social factors on wildlife evolution in cities
Organiser: Prof. Dr. O. Seehausen
28.02.2023 Dr. Simon Clulow, University of Newcastle Australia’s vanishing frogs: addressing global amphibian declines in a changing threat landscape
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. B. Szabo)
07.03.2023 Dr. Ian Ausprey, IEE Disturbance Sensitivity of Avian Communities in the Alps and Andes: Functional Mechanisms and Conservation Implications
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
14.03.2023 Prof. Dr. Carsten Rahbek, Center for Macroecology, Evolution, and Climate, University of Copenhagen Why is Earth so biologically diverse? Mountains hold the answer
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. S. Vignali)
21.03.2023 Prof. Elena Conti, University of Zürich Comparative genomics elucidates the convergent origins of floral heteromorphism
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
28.03.2023 Prof. Dr. Karoline Faust, KU Leuven Lessons from synthetic human gut bacterial communities ***ZOOM presentation only***
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. L. Marrec)
04.04.2023 Dr. Junior A. Tremblay, Environment and Climate Change Canada Spatio-temporal variability of the predicted impacts of climate change on boreal biodiversity
Organiser: Prof. Dr. R. Arlettaz
18.04.2023 Dr. Anita Risch, WSL Loss of aboveground animals in grasslands: Consequences for ecosystem processes and functioning
Organiser: Prof. Dr. Madhav P. Thakur
25.04.2023 Prof. Dr. Claudia Bank, IEE Epistasis and adaptation on fitness landscapes
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
02.05.2023 Dr. David Diez del Molino, Centre for Palaeogenetics, Stockholm A palaeogenomic perspective of conservation
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. M. Muschick)
09.05.2023 Dr. Pascale Flury, Basel University The secret lives of plant-beneficial rhizobacteria: unraveling their ecological versatility
Organiser: IEE junior staff (S. Sanders)
16.05.2023 Prof. Marta Manser, Universität Zürich The multiple dimensions of vocal communication in coordinating collective activities in meerkats
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler
23.05.2023 PD. Daniel Berner, University of Basel Paradigm shift in statistics and communication: from significance testing to estimation
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. M. Rösti)
30.05.2023 Exam

Autumn Semester 2023
Date Speaker Title
19.09.2023 Dr. Ronald Bonett, University of Tulsa The Causes and Consequences of Life Cycle Evolution in Salamanders
Organiser: Prof. Dr. A.-C. Fabre
26.09.2023 Dr. Sonia Cristina, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA) at the University of Algarve Satellite Earth Observation: Applications in Coastal Areas using Optical Sensors
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. Owuor
03.10.2023 Prof. Janet Buckner, University of Texas, Arlington Phylogenomics and Diversification of Waterfowl (Anseriformes)
Organiser: Prof. Dr. O. Seehausen
10.10.2023 Dr Dina in't Zandt, Radboud University The fundamentals of microbial networks: stable systems and impacts of global change
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Y. Sun)
17.10.2023 Prof. Andrea Sweigart, University of Georgia Postzygotic barriers and the origin of species: lessons from Mimulus
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Bank
24.10.2023 Prof. Lukas Keller, University of Zurich Genetic load in the age of genomics
Organiser: Prof. Dr. L. Excoffier
31.10.2023 Prof. Dr. Xiang-Yi Li Richter , IEE Microbial Games and Collective Behaviour
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
07.11.2023 Prof. Dr. Teppo Hiltunen, University of Turku, Finland Using synthetic microbial communities to study eco-evolutionary dynamics
Organiser: Prof. Dr. M. P. Thakur
14.11.2023 Dr. Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology Local adaptation in Arabidopsis?
Organiser: Prof. Dr. C. Peichel
21.11.2023 Dr. Katerina Sam, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic Collapse of ecological networks in the absence of insectivorous predators (?)
Organiser: IEE junior staff (Dr. I. Ausprey)
28.11.2023 Dr. Thomas Lenormand, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) Theories for the evolution of sex chromosomes
Organiser: IEE junior staff (L. Hablützel)
05.12.2023 Prof. Dr. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Department of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne A genomic history of the Rapanui and computational challenges in the analysis of ancient DNA data
Organiser: IEE junior staff (F. Schlichta)
12.12.2023 Prof. Stefan Lüpold, University of Zürich Post-mating sexual selection depends on many players
Organiser: Prof. Dr. E. Ringler
19.12.2023 Exam