Research Seminar to Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

Schedule Spring Term 2014

Research Seminars take place every Tuesday during term time at 12:15 to 13:30 in the small lecture hall of the Zoological Institute (Vesalgasse 1, first floor).
If not mentioned otherwise speakers are members of the Zoological Institute.

For the new credit point regulation, see below!

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 18. 2. Marinela Dukic Genomics of Asexual Reproduction in Daphnia magna Dieter Ebert
2 25. 2. Sylvia Cremer, IST Wien Social immunisation in ant colonies Dieter Ebert
3 4. 3. Tobias Schaer* Microbiota specificity in Daphnia and its effects on life history traits Dieter Ebert
4 11. 3. (Basler Fasnacht) - -
5 18. 3. Fabio Cortesi Phenotypic plasticity, mimicry and multiple colour morphs of a predatory reef fish Walter Salzburger
6 25. 3. Agata Plesnar-Bielak, Jagiellonian University* Investigating sexual selection and sexual conflict using experimental evolution and artificial selection in the bulb mite Lukas Schärer
7 1. 4. Tina Henrich, MPI Ploen* A helping hand: intraspecific interactions in stickleback tapeworms Joost Raeymaekers
8 8. 4.      
9 15. 4.
10 22. 4. Jussi Lehtonen* Modelling adaptive and neutral evolutionary processes: examples from reproductive strategies and molecular evolution Lukas Schärer
11 29. 4. Anne Roulin Reproductive strategies and local adaption in Daphnia magna: insights from natural population and QTL mapping Dieter Ebert
12 6. 5. Rachel Spinks* Fish talk: the mechanism behind African cichlid sound production Walter Salzburger
13 13. 5. Joost Raeymaekers Ecological speciation in stickleback, cichlids and Darwin's finches Walter Salzburger
14 20. 5. Benjamin Küng Genomic dissection of parallel adaptation in lake and stream stickleback Daniel Berner
27. 5. Simon Egger Swimming performance, ecomorphology and hematology of A. burtoni Walter Salzburger

Credit points

To obtain credit points for participation in this seminar, it is necessary to 1) attend the seminar regulary (sign the list) and 2) take part in at least 4 of the 5 post-seminar discussions (about 30 minutes). The seminars where the name of the speaker is printed in bold type and marked with * will have a post-seminar discussion. During these discussions the quality of the talk will be discussed (in the obligatory absense of the speaker). The speaker will later receive feedback from one participant of the discussion.

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