Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of the Zoological Institute

Fall 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.

Week Date Speaker Title Group
1 16.9. Nikolas Vellnow On the fate of received sperm in Macrostomum lignano: determinants of sperm displacement Schärer
2 23.9.
3 30.9. Shirley Raveh Trans-generational environmental priming in an insect Kölliker
4 7.10. Juliet Blum (UBern) Effects of species richness on quantitative trait variation in subtropical tree and shrub communities Hosted by W. Salzburger
5 14.10. Daniel Neuckel The reproductive behaviour and chemical perception of Macrostomum hystrix Schärer
6 21.10. Bernd Egger Genomic divergence between lake and stream populations of an East African cichlid fish Salzburger
7 28.10. Philip Süess Family conflicts: Is there a link between female reproductive investment and multiple paternity in Forficula auricularia? Kölliker
8 4.11. Dominik Vogt Are there trans-generational effects of food availability on offspring foraging behaviour in the European earwig? Kölliker
9 11.11. Rahel Isenschmid Is butterfly dispersal species-specific? Amrhein
10 18.11. Dario Moser Strong lake-stream divergence in stickleback ontogeny is a plastic response to trophic niche shift Berner
11 25.11. Alexandra (Sasha) Mushegian Daphnia microbiota and diapause Ebert
12 2.12. David Emde Relative body size and its effect on sex allocation in the simultaneous hermaphrodite Macrostomum lignano Schärer
13 9.12. Christian Felber The influence of sperm digestion on gain of resources Schärer
14 16.12. Kira Zadesenets Analysis of an unusual karyotype polymorphism in the free-living flatworm Macrostomum lignano Schärer

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 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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