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 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...).
Please be aware the timetable is not updated daily.
speaker expenses / budget
There is a yearly budget to cover all invited speaker expenses. This averages out at approx. £150 per speaker, and includes all travel, accommodation and entertainment. There is some flexibility as not all speakers require the full per-speaker allocation. Nonetheless please bear this budget in mind when considering invitations.
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 (**).
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||CPB||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||The interplay between behavioral ecology and population dynamics|
|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|
SPring TERM 2018/19:
|17th January||CPB||Richard Sibly||University of Reading (UK)||Samraat Pawar||Population ecology||TBA|
|24th January||CPB||Kayla King||University of Oxford (UK)||Tim Barraclough||Host-parasite interactions||TBA|
|31st January||CPB||Alex Pigot||University College London (UK)||Samraat Pawar||Understanding patterns in the distribution and diversity of life||TBA|
|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 March||CPB||Chris Jiggins||University of Cambridge (UK)||Tim Barraclough||Adaptation and speciation||TBA|
summer TERM 2018/19:
|2nd May||CPB||Barbara Tschirren||University of Exeter (UK)||Julia Schroeder||TBA||TBA|