Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of the Zoological Institute

Fall Term 2016

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 20.9. Nina Gerber, Uni. Zurich When to produce males and mate with them? Dieter Ebert
2 27.9. Luca Cornetti One species (or two?) and two different reproductive modes: defining species boundaries between a widespread and a localized lizard subspecies Dieter Ebert
3 4.10.
4 11.10. Simon Hohl* When the nightingale stops: singing behaviour and human disturbance Valentin Amrhein
5 18.10. Gilberto Bento Genetics and Evolution of Host Resistance Dieter Ebert
6 25.10. Jeremias Brand* A phylogenomic approach to understand sexual trait evolution in hermaphrodites Lukas Schärer
7 1.11. Camille Ameline Genetics and evolutionary dynamics of resistance in a fast evolving population Dieter Ebert
8 8.11. Barbara Berli Population genetics of Salmonids in the Basel Area Walter Salzburger
9 15.11. Lukas Widmer* Community Structure Of Lake Tanganyika Cichlids Walter Salzburger
10 22.11. Prof. Hidehiro Kato, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology Avoiding strikes of high-speed boats with cetaceans Dieter Ebert, Patricia Holm
11 29.11. Andrea Cabalzar* Geographic patterns of disease resistance Dieter Ebert
12 6.12. Vincent Somerville Methylome wide association study of two mating season phenotypes in a wild Round Goby population Walter Salzburger
13 13.12. Niklas Simon* Comparative visual ecology of long-snouted coral reef fish Walter Salzburger
14 20.12. Kolja Smailus Testing for reproductive isolation between two geographically and genetically distant populations in the haplochromine Astatotilapia burtoni Bernd Egger, 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 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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