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. 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.
|25th April **||CPB||Tali Magory Cohen||Tel Aviv University (Israel)||Vincent Savolainen||
A global avian invader on the move: a case study of the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
|3rd May||CPB||Dustin Marshall||Monash University (Australia)||Samraat Pawar||Why do organisms grow?|
|4th June||Fisher/Haldane||Robert Trivers||Chapman University (USA)
||Austin Burt||On honour killing|
**EMBO Fellowship interview.
SPRING/SUMMER TERM 2019:
|2nd May||CPB||Barbara Tschirren||University of Exeter (UK)||Julia Schroeder||
The Evolution of Silver Spoon Effect
|9th May||CPB||Michalis Barkoulas||Imperial College London (UK)||Chris Wilson||C. elegans as a tractable host to study natural infections by oomycetes|
|16th May||CPB||John Donohue||University of Limerick (Ireland)||Samraat Pawar||Density dependence in stage-structured populations|
|23rd May||CPB||Emma Cavan||Imperial College London (UK)||Samraat Pawar||The circle of [marine biogeochemistry +] life|
||Benjamin Kraemer||IGB Leibniz (Germany)||Samraat Pawar||Lake Colour in a Warming World|
|13th June||CPB||Kayla King||University of Oxford (UK)||Tim Barraclough||Killers and protectors: rapid microbial evolution across the mutualist-parasite continuum|
|20th June||CPB||Melissah Rowe||NHM & University of Oslo (Norway)||Julia Schroeder||Molecular diversification of the seminal fluid proteome in Passer sparrows|
|27th June||CPB||Thomas Thorne||University of Reading (UK)||Matteo Fumagalli||Systems biology for single cell RNA-Seq data|
AUTUMN TERM 2019:
|5th December||CPB||Josh Firth||University of Oxford (UK)||Julia Schroeder||
Note: Autum timetable still to be confirmed.