Research Seminar to Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

Schedule Spring Term 2015

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 17. 2. Felix Voegtli Seasonal selection in a large population Dieter Ebert
2 24. 2. (Basler Fasnacht)
3 3. 3. Xiao Gu The genetic basis of the egg dummy in the cichlid fish Callochromis macrops Walter Salzburger
4 10. 3. Jeremias Brand* Plasticity and phylogenetic distribution of sex allocation in the genus Macrostomum Lukas Schärer
5 17. 3. Andrea Kaufmann Parasite mediated selection in a natural metapopulation of Daphnia magna Dieter Ebert
6 24. 3. Melina-Lea Wyss* Is light pollution related to caterpillar density in moths? Valentin Amrhein
7 31. 3. Michelle Krebs QTL mapping of a natural polymorphism for persistence of a microsporidian parasite in populations of Daphnia magna Dieter Ebert
8 7. 4. Nora Hungerbühler Is flight ability in a translocation experiment related to butterfly dispersal? Valentin Amrhein
9 14. 4. Anja Frey* Developing an amplicon sequencing approach enabling targeted genomic analysis in stickleback Daniel Berner
10 21. 4. David Preiswerk Life after death: The microbiota of a dying host Dieter Ebert
11 28. 4. Yann Bourgeois* Evolutionary genetics of discrete traits: from birds to crustaceans Dieter Ebert
12 5. 5. Karen Sullam The modulation of host-associated microbiota due to genetic and environmental factors Dieter Ebert
13 12. 5. Lucas Marie-Orleach* Quantifying episodes of sexual selection and social determinants of sexual trait expression Lukas Schärer
14 19. 5. Roberto Arbore Genetics of sediment browsing behaviour in Daphnia magna Dieter Ebert
15 26. 5. Gilberto Bento Intimate Enemies: the Genetics of Daphnia Resistance to a Pathogen Dieter Ebert

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.

Current Term's Seminars