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. We also have a once a month focus on Emerging Infectious Disease on the first Thursday of the month (indicated on the calendar with EID)
Seminars are online via Microsoft Teams and when possible will be shown 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). The seminars are also streamed on teams so are accessible to those working remotely
Meeting a speaker
If you would like to meet with the seminar speaker, please contact the host listed below.
Inviting a speaker
**For the 2020-2021 academic year, all speakers will be remotely hosted on MS Teams**
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.
Schedules for upcoming terms are given below. Blank slots are free. Times given are based on UK time.
AUTUMN TERM 2020:
SPRING TERM 2021:
|Postponed||Postponed||Online||Mollie Gupta||World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)||Cristina Banks-Leite||-|
|28th January||1pm||Online||Michelle Jackson||University of Oxford (UK)||Guy Woodward||The importance of scale in global change biology|
|4th February [EID]||
|No planned seminar|
|11th February||1pm||Online||Flora Jay||Université Paris-Saclay||Matteo Fumagalli|| Neural Networks for population genetics: demographic inference and data generation
|18th February||No planned seminar|
|25th February||1pm||Online||Nina Overgaard||Cornell University (USA)||Matteo Fumagalli|| Contemporary evolution and adaptive divergence in open ocean environment: New insights and applications to fisheries management
|4th March [EID]||1pm||Online||
|University of Georgia (USA)||Will Pearse|| Semi-automated Modeling of COVID-19 in the United States
|11th March||1pm||Online||Mark Ravinet||University of Nottingham (UK)||Arkhat Abzhanov||
The evolution of human commensalism in Passer sparrows
|18th March||1pm||Online||Matt Struebig||University of Kent (UK)||Rob Ewers||Oil palm and biodiversity: toward more sustainable palm oil production in the tropics|
SUMMER TERM 2021:
|6th May [EID]||1pm||Online||
C. Jessica Metcalf
|Princeton University (USA)||Will Pearse||Disease in motion in Madagascar|
|13th May||1pm||Online||Mollie Gupta||World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)||Cristina Banks-Leite||WWF-UKs work on the global food system – how we use research to further our work with government, industry and other charities|
|20th May||1pm||Online||Si Creer||Bangor University||Danielle Harris||TBC|
|27th May||TBC||Online||Rita Covas||University of Porto||Julie Schroeder||
|3rd June [EID]||Online|
|17th June||TBC||Online||Tien Ming Lee||Sun Yat-sen University||Rob Ewers||TBC|