Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series
Welcome to the Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series page!
This weekly 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 in person in the Georgina Mace Centre (GMC) common room, Silwood Park campus, Thursdays at 13.00. The seminars are also streamed live on teams so are accessible to those working remotely.
COVID-19 control measures:
- Wear face masks in crowded areas.
- Do not attend if you have symptoms of respiratory disease before the seminar.
Throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns we were able to invite speakers from around the globe to share their research with us. We will continue to do this for the forseeable future with seminars presented from overseas speakers being held online on MS Teams.
Meeting a speaker
If you would like to meet with the seminar speaker, please contact the host listed below.
Inviting a speaker
If you are faculty and 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 contact the student nomination committee and discuss with them your suggestion.
Please be aware the timetable is not updated daily.
Speaker expenses / budget
When speakers are on site we can cover some costs with our yearly budget. 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. 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/uploaded 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.
The organisers are Tom Smith and Jacob Cook. Please email email@example.com with any queries.
Schedules for upcoming terms are given below. Blank slots are free. Times given are based on UK time.
AUTUMN TERM 2022:
|6th October||1pm||GMC||Ryan Chisholm||National University of Singapore||James Rosindell||Exploring the transition between niche assembly and dispersal assembly in ecological communities|
|13th October||1pm||GMC||Mark Ramsden||ADAS||Will Pearse||Stepping up IPM – Decision Support Systems for IPM and demonstrating that IPM Works|
|27th October||1pm||GMC||Rafal Gutaker||Kew Gardens||Vincent Savolainen||Genomics of rice ecology|
|-||-||-||-||-||-- SEMINAR CANCELLED --|
|17th November||1pm||GMC||Samraat Pawar||Imperial College London (Internal)||Jacob Cook||Climatic Warming, Microbial Community Dynamics, and Rip Van Winkle on Steroids|
|24th November||-||-||-||-||-||-- SEMINAR POSTPONED --|
|1st December||1pm||GMC||Peter Greystock||Imperial College London (Internal)||Jacob Cook||The plight of bees and their microbial ecology|
|8th December||1pm||Online||Julien Martin||University of Ottawa||Julia Schroeder||Life-history evolution in a changing environment: a 2 tails story|
SPRING TERM 2023:
|12th January||Rob Fletcher||University of Florida||Cris Banks-Leite|
|19th January||TBD (virtual rainforest group)||Imperial (Internal)||Rob Ewers|
|26th January||Michael Griesser||University of Konstanz||Julia Schroeder|
|2nd February||Robert Endres||Imperial (South Ken)||Jacob Cook|
|9th February||Samuel Pironon||Kew Gardens||Cris Banks-Leite|
|16th February||Jessica Williams||UCL||Cris Banks-Leite|
|23rd February||Johanna Pausch||Bayreuth University||Martin Bidartondo|
|2nd March||Tracey Chapman||University of East Anglia||Lauren Cator|
|9th March||Tom Oliver||University of Reading||Tom Smith|
SUMMER TERM 2023:
|11th May||Orly Razgour||University of Exeter||Cris Banks-Leite|