Seminar: Research in Evolutionary Biology

Schedule Spring Term 2018

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 27. 2.
2 6. 3.
3 13. 3. Sabrina Gattis Segregation of resistance in Daphnia: cumulative epistasis Dieter Ebert
4 20. 3. Kathrin Eichenberger* Geographic variation of resting eggs in a widely spread freshwater plankton species Dieter Ebert
5 27. 3. Patrizia Ugolini Effects of human disturbance on behaviour of blackbirds Valentin Amrhein
6 3. 4. last block course week no seminar
7 10. 4. Axel Wiberg* Hunting for rapidly-evolving reproduction-related genes in the genus Macrostomum Lukas Schärer
8 17. 4. Meret Halter Mining for genes under diversifying selection in a metapopulation Dieter Ebert
9 24. 4. Bianka Berki* Developmental changes in the vertebrate neuromuscular system of polydactyl limbs Patrick Tschopp
10 1. 5. (International Workers' Day) no seminar
11 8. 5. Laura Belotti* Aggressive behaviour and supplemental feeding in mute swans Valentin Amrhein
12 15. 5. Mirjam Bissegger Strong sexual differentiation along stickleback autosomes: antagonistic selection or incomplete genome assembly? Daniel Berner
13 22. 5. Tabea Jandt Territorial behaviour in white-eyes (Zosterops) Valentin Amrhein
14 29. 5. Telma Laurentino* Most beautiful and endless stickleback: the genomics of adaptation of a natural population Daniel Berner

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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