Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series






Welcome to the Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series page!

This weekly seminar series aims to provide a platform for researchers in the fields of evolution and ecology from across the UK to showcase their work here at Silwood Park. We also have a once a month focus on Emerging Infectious Disease on the first Thursday of the month (indicated on the calendar with EID)


Seminars are online via Microsoft Teams and when possible will be shown in the Centre for Population Biology (CPB) common room, Silwood Park campus, Thursdays at 13.00. When the CPB is occupied for teaching, seminars are held in Fisher/Haldane Lecture room, Hamilton building (first half of Autumn Term). The seminars are also streamed on teams so are accessible to those working remotely

Meeting a speaker

If you would like to meet with the seminar speaker, please contact the host listed below.

Inviting a speaker

**For the 2020-2021 academic year, all speakers will be remotely hosted on MS Teams**

If you are faculty and have a speaker you would like to invite to give a seminar, please see the timetable below for available slots.

Once you have a speaker provisionally interested in giving a talk and you have agreed a slot for them to come, email with contact information and the preferred slot. We will double-check availability and provide further details to the speaker. Accommodation can also be arranged if required. Hosts are in charge of organising the day for their invited speaker (greetings, meetings, dinner, etc...).

Students: If you are a student and would like to propose a speaker please contact the student nomination committee and discuss with them your suggestion.

Please be aware the timetable is not updated daily.

Speaker expenses / budget

When speakers are on site we can cover some costs with our yearly budget. The maximum amount that can be claimed when hosting seminar speakers is £200 per speaker, and includes travel expenses, one night accommodation and dinner for host and speaker. Please bear this budget in mind when considering invitations. Travel should be booked using cheap, advance options in line with the College’s Expenses Policy (requires College login). Entertainment costs are detailed in the Expenses Policy. Normally speakers should be travelling from within the UK. Exceptionally we can include speakers from Europe if they can travel here within budget: in such cases, the host must notify the seminar organizers for departmental approval ahead of time. Hosts are, of course, welcome to use any alternative source of funding to cover expenses above the £200 limit if required.

Panopto recordings

Most presentations will be recorded/uploaded using Panopto (Imperial login required). You can find all of the recorded talks in the Silwood Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series folder, here. Note that not all talks are recorded, for various reasons.

Previous seminars

The schedules for previous terms (including links to Panopto recordings) can be found here.


The organisers are Danielle Harris and Peter Graystock. Please email with any queries.


Schedules for upcoming terms are given below. Blank slots are free. Times given are based on UK time.



14th October            
21st October    
28th October            
4th November 

11th November            

18th November            
25th November            
2nd December 
9th December  2 pm
 Online  Rebecca Safran
 University of Colorado  Julia Schroeder  TBC


20th January            
27th January            
3rd February 


10th February  
17th February            
24th February            
3rd March 
10th March          
17th March  


12th May 
19th May            
26th May            
2nd June            
9th June 
16th June            
23rd June