The Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series is held in the Hamilton Building's Haldane lecture theatre, usually on Thursdays at 13.00. The timetable is given below.

If you would like to meet with the seminar speaker, please contact the host listed below. If no host is listed, please email:

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. Scroll to the bottom of this page for direct links to previous talks.

Seminar Speakers  

14 December No seminar        
15 December Autumn term ends        
11 January  No seminar        
18 January Bernardo Garcia-Carreras Imperial College London  NA The effect of temperature on growth  The role of carbon allocation efficiency in the temperature dependence of growth rates in autotrophs
25 January Kathie Gapp  Sanger Institute  Julia Schroeder Epigenetic mechanisms underlying the transmission of acquired traits  The impact of stress across generations in mice
1 February          
8 February Martin Solan University of Southampton Guy Woodward  Ecosystem consequences of altered diversity and environmental change  TBC
15 February Michelle Jackson Imperial College  NA TBC  TBC
22 February Mary O'Connor University of British Columbia  Becca Kordis Global Warming in Marine Systems  The Tyranny of Temperature in Ecological Systems 
 1 March Gyuri Barabas  

Linköping University

 Samraat Pawar Stability of ecological systems Self-regulation and the stability of large ecological networks
8 March Aida Andres UCL Genetics Institute Matteo Fumagalli Genetic evolution of humans and closely related species  TBC
15 March Tomas Roslin Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  Bruno Gallo Arctic food web Interactions Dissecting arctic food webs using molecular techniques
22 March Retto Buri Friedrich-Schiller University Jena   Vincent Savolainen Population genomics, genomics of adaptation and speciation, molecular ecology Interpreting genomic landscapes of differentiation in the light of long-term linked selection 
23 March Term Ends        
Date Speaker Institution   Panopto video, click below Title of talk
17 Oct, 2016 Nele Schuwirth EAWAG, Visiting ICL   video Mechanistic modelling of macroinvertebrate communities in streams
20 Oct, 2016 Rob Thomas Cardiff   video Animal behaviour in changing environments: behavioural responses of migratory birds to climate change
27 Oct, 2016 Robert Trivers Rutgers University, USA   video Recent advances in human evolutionary genetics
 3 Nov, 2016 Gabriel Yvon-Durocher Univ. of Exeter   video Warming, adaptation & ecosystem functioning
10 Nov, 2016 Vincent Merckx Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands   video The tangled evolutionary history of plants and fungi
17 Nov, 2016 Andy Purvis ICL, NHM   video Land-use change, biodiversity loss and biotic homogenisation: the PREDICTS project
24 Nov, 2016  Nessa O'Connor Queens Univ. Belfast   video Blue solutions to global challenges: why we need experimental tests of environmental change on species interactions
8 Dec, 2016 Samuel Rund University of Edinburgh   video Scope and insights from publicly-available mosquito abundance data
12 Jan, 2017 Hanne Løvlie Linkoping Univ.   video Life of the fowl: sex, status and personality
19 Jan, 2017 Pete Smith University of Aberdeen   video Can we deliver nutrition security and climate change mitigation without wrecking the planet?
26 Jan, 2017 James Bullock NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology   video Population spread and the velocity of climate change
2 Feb, 2017 Nova Mieszkowska Marine Biological Assoc.   video (apologies, no sound on this one) Data densities, biogeographic challenges and mechanistic insights into climate impacts on marine ectotherms
9 Feb, 2017 Erik Gomez-Baggethun Norwegian Inst. Nature Research   video Ecosystem valuation: pragmatic conservation or commodification of nature?
16 Feb, 2017
Matteo Fumagalli ICL / Silwood   video The conquest of the Arctic: a genetic journey
23 Feb, 2017 Melody Clark British Antarctic Survey    video (apologies, no sound on this one) Cool genomics
16 Mar, 2017  Morena Mills ICL / Silwood   video When conservation goes viral: The diffusion of innovative biodiversity conservation policies and practices
23 Mar, 2017
Alexandru Hening ICL / S.Ken   video Stochastic population growth in spatially heterogeneous environments
11 May, 2017 Martin Smith University of Durham   video The origins of Ecdysozoan body plans
18 May, 2017 Anjali Goswami UCL   video From Development to Deep Time: the macroevolutionary
consequences of phenotypic integration
25 May, 2017 Mridul Thomas  EAWAG   video How do we predict the future of phytoplankton?
1 June, 2017 Natalie Cooper  NHM   video Macroevolution with fossil and living species: museums, mammals and morphology
15 June, 2017 Andy Foote Bangor Univ.   video  The Genomic History of Killer Whale Ecotypes
 22 June, 2017 Beatriz Jorrin  Univ. Oxford   video  From population genomics to synthetic communities in the Rhizobium - Legume system


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