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 and you have agreed a slot for them to come, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 first find a faculty/staff member who is willing to host the speaker. The faculty member should then contact the speaker and agree a slot prior to the contacting email@example.com.
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 £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. We can offer one night accomodation in the Visitor Lodge in Silwood park campus for a reasonable price, depending upon availability. 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.
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.
The schedules for previous terms (including links to Panopto recordings) can be found here.
Schedules for upcoming terms are given below. Blank slots are free.
AUTUMN TERM 2019:
|10th October||Fisher/Haldane||Dimitrios - Georgios Kontopoulos||Imperial College London||Emma Cavan||Deep-time evolution of biological responses to temperature changes|
|31st October||Fisher/Haldane||Daniel Barrios-O'Neill||University of Exeter||Samraat Pawar||A manifesto for systematically describing consumer-resource interactions|
|14th November||Fisher/Haldane||Ruiyun Li||Imperial College London (St Mary's)||Lauren Cator||Climate-driven variation in mosquito density predicts the spatiotemporal dynamics of dengue|
|21st November||Fisher/Haldane||Jacob Johansson||Lund University and Imperial College London (Silwood)||Richard Gill||Flowers, bees and shifting seasons: how to adapt when Nature's calendar goes out of sync in a warming world|
|28th November||Fisher/Haldane||Isabel Rosa||Bangor University||Rob Ewers||Towards a new generation of integrated global scenarios and models of biodiversity and ecosystem services|
|5th December||CPB||Josh Firth||University of Oxford||Julia Schroeder||
The complex consequences of simple sociality in the wild
|12th December||CPB||Marion Nicolaus - rescheduled 27th Feb|
SPRING TERM 2020:
|9th January||CPB||Francois Balloux||University College London||Vincent Savolainen||
Reconstructing the spread of bacterial mobile elements in space and time
|16th January||CPB||Simeon Hill||British Antarctic Survey||Emma Cavan||Managing fisheries to protect dependant predators|
|23rd January||CPB||Tom Smith||Imperial College London - Silwood||Samraat Pawar||The effects of temperature on microbial metabolic rates|
|30th January||CPB||Durham University||Joseph Tobias||The phylogenetic signature of interspecific competition in birds|
|6th February||CPB||Philip Stevenson||Royal Botanical Gardens - Kew||Peter Graystock||Sex and Drugs and Bee Control: the ecological functions of nectar and pollen chemicals|
|13th February||CPB||Mike Bruford||Cardiff University||Matteo Fumagalli||Use of genomics in endangered species conservation|
|20th February||CPB||Gabrielle Davidson||University of Cambridge||Julia Schroeder||Wild gut microbiomes: environmental causes and behavioural consequences|
|27th February||CPB||Marion Nicolaus||
University of Groningen (Netherlands)
|Julia Schroeder||Evolutionary causes and consequences of dispersal syndromes in a wild passerine bird|
|5th March||CPB||Rahia Mashoodh||University of Cambridge||Lauren Cator||
Non-genetic inheritance and adaptation within the family environment
SUMMER TERM 2020:
|30th April||CPB||Mark Ravinet||University of Notthingham||Arkhat Abzhanov||The evolution of human commensalism in Passer sparrows|
|7th May||CPB||Cagan Sekercioglu||University of Utah||Joseph Tobias
|21st May||CPB||Louise Johnson||University of Reading||Vasso Koufopanou||
Experimental evolution for invasion in cancer cell lines
|28th May||CPB||Marta Shocket||University of Califonia Los Angeles||Samraat Pawar||Thermal ecology of infectious disease: lessons from Daphnia and mosquito-transmitted human pathogens|
|4th June||CPB||Flora Jay||Université Paris-Sud||Matteo Fumagalli||Supervised and unsupervised deep learning for population genetics|
|11th June||CPB||Sinead English||University of Bristol||Lauren Cator||TBC|
|18th June||CPB||Jeremy Field||University of Exeter||Richard Gill||Evolution and ecology of social behavior|
|25th June||CPB||Nathalie Seddon||University of Oxford||Joseph Tobias||Nature-based Solutions to climate change and other global challenges: promise, evidence, challenges|