Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series





Welcome to the Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series page!

This seminar series aims to provide a platform for researchers in the feilds of evolution and ecology from across the UK to showcase their work here at Silwood Park.


Seminars are held in the Centre for Population Biology (CPB) common room, Silwood Park campus, Thursdays at 13.00.

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 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. You will act as the host for that speaker and will be in charge of organising the day for the speaker (meetings etc). Please be aware the timetable is not updated daily.

Panopto recordings

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 current organisers are Alienor Lavergne and Reuben NowellPlease email with any queries.


Schedules for upcoming terms are given below. Blank slots are free. Asterisks denotes special seminar outwith the usual slot (**).

Autumn Term 2018/19:

11th October          
18th October Alex Badyaev University of Arizona (USA) Arkhat Abzhanov Ecology and evolutionary biology TBA
25th October Domingos Cardoso Universidade Federal da Bahia (Salvador, Brazil) Jon Lloyd Plant ecology The relevance of taxonomy to Amazon plant diversity estimates 
1st November Angelica Gonzalez Rutgers University (New Jersey, US)  Rebecca Kordas Structure and function of ecological systems  TBA
8th November 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 Tom Churcher Imperial College London (UK) Lauren Cator  Malaria modelling TBA 
22nd November Alison Wright University of Sheffield (UK) Matteo Fumagalli Sexual conflict and genomics Routes to the resolution of sexual conflict
29th November 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 Luke Eberhard-Philips Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (Germany) Julia Schroeder Behaviour and demography The interplay between behavioral ecology and population dynamics
13th December Frank Jiggins  University of Cambridge Tim Barraclough Evolution and genetics of hosts and parasites TBA 


SPring TERM 2018/19:

17th January Richard Sibly University of Reading Samraat Pawar Population ecology TBA 
24th January Kayla King University of Oxford Tim Barraclough Host-parasite interactions TBA
31st January Alex Pigot UCL Samraat Pawar Understanding patterns in the distribution and diversity of life TBA
7th February           
14th February          
21st February          
28th February          
7th March          
14th March          
21st March Chris Jiggins University of Cambridge Tim Barraclough Adaptation and speciation  TBA 


summer TERM 2018/19:

2nd May          
9th May          
16th May          
23rd May          
30th May          
6th June          
13th June          
20th June          
27th June