Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series
Welcome to the Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series page!
This 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.
Seminars are usually held 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).
Meeting a speaker
If you would like to meet with the seminar speaker, please contact the host listed below.
Inviting a speaker
If you 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, email email@example.com 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...).
Please be aware the timetable is not updated daily.
speaker expenses / budget
There is a yearly budget to cover all invited speaker expenses. The maximum amount that can be claimed when hosting seminar speakers is £150 per speaker, and includes all travel, accommodation and entertainment costs. Please bear this budget in mind when considering invitations, especially to speakers requiring international travel. We are very happy to host overseas speakers, but the department cannot afford to pay international flights costs from core budgets. Hosts are, of course, welcome to use any alternative source of funding to cover such expenses if required.
Most presentations will be recorded 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.
Schedules for upcoming terms are given below. Blank slots are free. Asterisks denotes special seminar outwith the usual slot (**).
WINTER TERM 2018/19:
|31st January||CPB||Jordan Casey||Smithsonian Institution (USA)||Emma Ransome||Coral reef ecology||Reconstructing hyperdiverse food webs: fish gut content metabarcoding as a tool to disentangle trophic interactions on coral reefs.|
|7th February||CPB||Diego Barneche||University of Sydney (Australia)||Samraat Pawar||Biological theory||TBA|
|14th February||CPB||Thomas Lewinsohn||UNICAMP (Brazil)||Cris Banks-Leite||TBA||TBA|
|21st February||CPB||Peter Graystock||Imperial College London (UK)||Rich Gill||Role of the microbiome in bee health||TBA|
|28th February||CPB||Alex Pigot||University College London (UK)||Samraat Pawar||Distribution and diversity of life||TBA|
|7th March||CPB||Daniel Barrios-O'Neill||University of Exeter||Samraat Pawar||TBA||TBA|
|14th March||CPB||Richard Sibly||University of Reading (UK)||Samraat Pawar||Population ecology||TBA|
|21st March||CPB||Chris Jiggins||University of Cambridge (UK)||Tim Barraclough||Adaptation and speciation||TBA|
sPRING/Summer TERM 2018/19:
|2nd May||CPB||Barbara Tschirren||University of Exeter (UK)||Julia Schroeder||Evolutionary Ecology||TBA|
|9th May||CPB||Michalis Barkoulas||Imperial College London (UK)||Chris Wilson||Developmental biology and innate immunity||TBA|
|23rd May||CPB||Emma Cavan||University of Tasmania (Australia)||Samraat Pawar||Biogeochemistry of oceans
and organic carbon cycle
|13th June||CPB||Kayla King||University of Oxford (UK)||Tim Barraclough||Host-parasite interactions||TBA|
Panopto recordings for previous seminars
Panopto homepage: https://imperial.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Home.aspx
Autumn Term 2018/19:
|18th October||Fisher/Haldane, Hamilton||Alex Badyaev||University of Arizona (USA)||Arkhat Abzhanov||Ecology and evolutionary biology||Islands in a sea of possibilities: On reconciling stability and innovation in evolution|
|25th October||Fisher/Haldane, Hamilton||Domingos Cardoso||Universidade Federal da Bahia (Salvador, Brazil)||Jon Lloyd||Plant ecology||The relevance of taxonomy to Amazon plant diversity estimates|
|1st November||Fisher/Haldane, Hamilton||Angelica Gonzalez||Rutgers University (New Jersey, US)||Rebecca Kordas||Structure and function of ecological systems||Food web structure and dynamics across space and time|
|8th November||Fisher/Haldane, Hamilton||Matthias Forkel||TU Wien (Austria)||Colin Prentice||Modelling of land surface-vegetation interactions||Earth Observation and Data Science to better Understand and Model Ecosystems under Global Change
|15th November||Fisher/Haldane, Hamilton||Tom Churcher||Imperial College London (UK)||Lauren Cator||Malaria modelling||Predicting the public health benefit of vector control interventions against malaria and evaluating them in the field|
|22nd November||Fisher/Haldane, Hamilton||Alison Wright||University of Sheffield (UK)||Matteo Fumagalli||Sexual conflict and genomics||Routes to the resolution of sexual conflict|
|29th November||Fisher/Haldane, Hamilton||Keith Farnsworth||Queen's University Belfast (UK)||Samraat Pawar||Biological theory||A Deeper Understanding of Biodiversity: What it is, with implications for how we should quantify and value it|
|6th December||CPB||Luke Eberhard-Philips||Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany)||Julia Schroeder||Behaviour and demography||Breeding system evolution in light of demographic sex biases|
|13th December||CPB||Frank Jiggins||University of Cambridge (UK)||Tim Barraclough||Evolution and genetics of hosts and parasites||Parallel evolution of resistance to myxomatosis in European and Australian rabbits|
Summer term 2017-2018:
|3 May||Mathias Disney||UCL||Rob Ewers||Environmental Monitoring and Modelling||Lasers in the jungle: new 3D measurements of forest structure and function [no video]|
|10 May||Katie Field||University of Leeds||Martin Bidartondo||Plant-fungal symbioses||Unity in diversity: functional insights into the ancient partnerships between plants and fungi [no video]|
|17 May||Rebecca Kilner||University of Cambridge||Julia Schroeder||Behaviour and evolution||How behaviour influences evolution: experiments with burying beetles [no video]|
|24 May||Dan Stowell||QMUL||Cristina Banks-Leite||Machine listening||How far can machine listening help with acoustic bird surveying? [video]|
|31 May||Blake Morton||University of Hull||Vincent Savolainen||Behavioural ecology & comparative psychology||Personality uniquely contributes to social relationships and group networks in monkeys [no video]|
|** 2 June||Rob Fletcher||University of Florida (USA)||Rob Ewers||Behaviour and evolution||An invasive prey and an endangered predator: novel interactions full of surprises [no video]|
|7 June||Martin Sullivan||University of Leeds||Lan Qie||Environmental monitoring||Monitoring tropical forests (and birds) in a changing world [video]
|14 June||Aida Andres||UCL||Matteo Fumagalli||Adaptation and genomics||Local adaptation in humans and other primates [video]|
|21 June||Simon Smart||Centre for Ecology & Hydrology||Petra Guy||Environmental changes & ecology||Predicting changes in the diversity of functionally important plants in response to extreme weather: how far can we go with statistical Species Niche Models? [no video]|
|**31 July||Kartik Shankar||Indian Institute of Science||Samraat Pawar||Ecology and evolutionary biology||Drivers of diversification of herpetofauna in the Western Ghats Escarpment|
|** 2 August||Matthew Betts||Oregon States University (USA)||Rob Ewers||Behaviour and evolution||Forest biodiversity: how can it be conserved, and why should we bother anyway?|
** Denotes Special Seminar