Lecture Series in Evolutionary Ecology and Behavioural Ecology

Seminar Location

Fall Semester: Haller Auditorium, Baltzerstrasse 1
Spring Semester: Studer Auditorium, Baltzerstrasse 3

Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, 16:15, weekly

Protocol Instructions

Legend

BE = Behavioural Ecology Lab
EE = Evolutionary Ecology Lab
 

Fall Semester 2019
Group Date Speaker Title
BE 18.09.19

Dr. Anne-Sophie Darmaillacq

Université de Rennes

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How to cope with environmental challenges without parental assistance: a smart Mollusc responds

Darmaillacq1 (PDF, 354KB), Darmaillacq2 (PDF, 1.3 MB), Darmaillacq3 (PDF, 102KB)

BE 25.09.19 Dr. Oyvind Overli

Norwegian Universiry of Life Sciences

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Tracking trout personality traits: The interaction between social dominance and coping style in territorial fishes

Overli1 (PDF, 179KB), Overli2 (PDF, 255KB), Overli3 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

EE 02.10.19 Prof. Danika Bannasch

University of California, Davis

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FGF4 retrocopies in dogs

Bannasch 1.pdf (PDF, 926KB), Bannasch 2.pdf (PDF, 1.0 MB)

EE 09.10.19 Prof. Pauline Jullien

University of Bern

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DNA methylation dynamic during sexual reproduction

Jullien 1 (PDF, 1.9 MB), Jullien 2 (PDF, 462KB)

BE
16.10.19 Dr. Audrey Dussutour

Université Paul Sabatier

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Decision making and learning in non neural organisms - evidence from slime molds

Dussutour1 (PDF, 872KB), Dussutour2 (PDF, 1.1 MB), Dussutour3 (PDF, 749KB)

BE 23.10.19 Prof. Nico Michiels

University of Tübingen

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Can small, bottom-dwelling fish detect cryptic predators by redirecting sunlight?

Michiels1 (PDF, 2.6 MB), Michiels2 (PDF, 3.6 MB), Michiels3 (PDF, 1.5 MB)

EE 30.10.19 PD Dr. Andrea Grill

University of Bern

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EE 06.11.19 Prof. Michel Chapuisat

University of Lausanne

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Ant social evolution, queen number, and supergenes

Chapuisat 1.pdf (PDF, 12.7 MB), Chapuisat 2.pdf (PDF, 756KB)

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13.11.19 Dr. Chris Faulkes

Queen Mary University of London

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African mole-rats -  ecology, eusociality and adaptations to life underground

Faulkes1 (PDF, 1.6 MB), Faulkes2 (PDF, 543KB)

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20.11.19 Dr. Wolfgang Forstmeier

MPI for Ornithology

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How research on mate choice in zebra finches reveals weaknesses in our scientific method

Forstmeier1 (PDF, 1.1 MB), Forstmeier2 (PDF, 664KB)

BE 27.11.19 Prof. Adrian Jaeggi

University of Zürich

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The evolution of food sharing and reciprocity in humans and other primates

Jaeggi1 (PDF, 241KB), Jaeggi2 (PDF, 636KB), Jaeggi3 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

EE 04.12.19 Prof. Florian Schiestl

University of Zürich

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Floral evolution driven by biotic interactions

Schiestl 1.pdf (PDF, 403KB), Schiestl 2.pdf (PDF, 616KB)

EE 11.12.19 Dr. Rudy Riesch

Royal Holloway University of London

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Diversification along environmental gradients

Riesch 1 (PDF, 1.9 MB), Riesch 2 (PDF, 1.1 MB)

BE 18.12.19 Prof. Ben Hatchwell

University of Sheffield

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Spring Semester 2019
Group Date Speaker Title
BE 20.02.19

Dr. Josh Van Buskirk

University of Zürich

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Adaptation and maladaptation on an elevational gradient
EE 27.02.19 Dr. Matthew Barbour

University of Zürich

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From genes to food webs and back again

Supporting literature: Barbour 1.pdf (PDF, 1.3 MB), Barbour 2.pdf (PDF, 4.0 MB)

EE 06.03.19 Dr. Dan Jeffries

University of Lausanne

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Rapid, non random transitions among the sex chromosomes of true frogs

Supporting literature: Jeffries 1.pdf (PDF, 118KB), Jeffries 2.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB), Jeffries 3.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB)

BE 13.03.19 Dr. François-Xavier Dechaume-Moncharmont

University of Dijon

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Compatibility and emotional bound between partners in a monogamous fish species

Supporting literature: Dechaume-Moncharmont_1 (PDF, 501KB); Dechaume-Moncharmont_2 (PDF, 402KB)

BE 20.03.19 Prof. Claus Wedekind

University of Lausanne

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MHC-dependent reproductive strategies in horses (and humans)

Supporting literature: Wedekind_1 (PDF, 762KB), Wedekind_2 (PDF, 676KB), Wedekind_3 (PDF, 1.4 MB)


EE 27.03.19 Prof. Andrew MacColl

University of Nottingham

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Intra- and intercontinental adaptation in radiations of three-spined stickleback
EE 03.04.19 Dr. Brian Hollis

University of Lausanne

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Sexual selection and sexual conflict in experimentally-evolving populations of Drosophila melanogaster

Supporting literature: Hollis 1.pdf (PDF, 267KB), Hollis 2.pdf (PDF, 888KB)

BE 10.04.19 Dr. Matt Josephson

University of Bern

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Understanding genetics of adaptation using genome engineering in stickleback

Supporting literature: Doudna Charpentier.pdf (PDF, 1.4 MB), Bono et al.pdf (PDF, 973KB)

EE
17.04.19 Prof. Judith Korb

University of Freiburg

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How and why do termite queens live so long?

Supporting literature: Korb 1.pdf (PDF, 1.1 MB), Korb 2.pdf (PDF, 348KB), Korb 3.pdf (PDF, 860KB)

 

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01.05.19 Prof. Ton Groothuis

University of Groningen

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Hormone mediated parental effects; the neglected role of the male and embryo

Supporting literature: Groothuis et al (PDF, 327KB) Kumar et al (PDF, 634KB)

BE 08.05.19 Dr. Bram Kuijper

University of Exeter

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Plasticity and parental effects in coevolving populations

Supporting literature: Kuijper_1 (PDF, 359KB)

EE 15.05.19 Prof. Trisha Wittkopp

University of Michigan

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Development and evolution of Drosophila pigmentation

Supporting literature: Wittkopp 1.pdf (PDF, 7.9 MB), Wittkopp 2.pdf (PDF, 487KB)

EE 22.05.19 Dr. Alex Suh

Uppsala University

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Evolution and sex-specific and tissue-specific chromosomes in birds

Supporting literature: Suh 1.pdf (PDF, 592KB), Suh 2.pdf (PDF, 2.2 MB)

BE 29.05.19 Prof. Sonia Kleindorfer

University of Vienna

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Vocal performance in birds shaped by in-nest experience

 Supporting literature: Kleindorfer et al (PDF, 496KB) Colombelli-Negrel 1 (PDF, 770KB) Colombelli-Negrel 2.pdf (PDF, 284KB)

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