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 £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.
WINTER TERM 2018/19:
|31st January||CPB||Jordan Casey||University of Perpignan (France)||Emma Ransome||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 Exeter (UK)||Samraat Pawar||Integrating ecology across scales of biological organisation|
|14th February||CPB||Thomas Lewinsohn||UNICAMP (Brazil)||Cris Banks-Leite||Community ecology reappraised: crises and new developments|
|21st February||CPB||Peter Graystock||Imperial College London (UK)||Rich Gill||The microbial ecology of bees, and engineering protective microbiomes|
|28th February||CPB||Alex Pigot||University College London (UK)||Samraat Pawar||Coexistence, community assembly and the n-dimensional hypervolume|
|7th March||CPB||Charles Mullon||Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)||Vincent Savolainen||Correlational selection and the shape of polymorphism|
|14th March||CPB||Richard Sibly||University of Reading (UK)||Samraat Pawar||
How birds got their colours
|21st March||CPB||Chris Jiggins||University of Cambridge (UK)||Tim Barraclough||TBA|
|28th March||CPB||Siobhán O'Brien||University of Liverpool||Tim Barraclough||TBA|
sPRING/Summer TERM 2018/19:
|2nd May||CPB||Barbara Tschirren||University of Exeter (UK)||Julia Schroeder||TBA|
|9th May||CPB||Michalis Barkoulas||Imperial College London (UK)||Chris Wilson||TBA|
|16th May||CPB||Daniel Barrios-O'Neill||University of Exeter (UK)||Samraat Pawar||TBA|
|23rd May||CPB||Emma Cavan||University of Tasmania (Australia)||Samraat Pawar||TBA|
|30th May||CPB||John Donohue||University of Limerick (Ireland)||Samraat Pawar||TBA|
|6th June||CPB||Benjamin Kraemer||IGB Leibniz (Germany)||Samraat Pawar||TBA|
|13th June||CPB||Kayla King||University of Oxford (UK)||Tim Barraclough||TBA|