Current Studies in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of the Zoological Institute

Fall Term 2017

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 19.9. Terezia Horvathova, Jagiellonian University, POLAND The effect of abiotic and biotic factors on growth of a terrestrial crustacean. Dieter Ebert
2 26.9. Philipp Kaufmann* Is the decision to self-fertilize driven by an individual’s female or male function? Lukas Schärer
3 3.10. Jorunn Dieleman, UGent Trends in oral tooth morphology of Oreochromis hunteri in Lake Challa linked to past lake-level fluctuations Walter Salzburger
4 10.10. Jeremias Brand What can we learn about sperm design evolution from dozens of newly discovered Macrostomum species? Lukas Schärer
5 17.10. Vital Heim* Behaviour at a provisioning site and potential impacts on small-scale movements in the great hammerhead shark Dieter Ebert
6 24.10.
7 31.10. Alexandra Weber Genomics of adaptive divergence in an East African cichlid fish Bernd Egger/Walter Salzburger
8 7.11. Matthias Weissensteiner, Munich* Crow speciation genomics: Populations, phenotypes and genome structure Walter Salzburger
9 14.11. Vitor Faria Drosophila-microbe interaction and evolution: infection, symbiosis, immunity and adaptation Dieter Ebert
10 21.11. Maridel Fredericksen* QTL analysis of parasite resistance in Daphnia magna Dieter Ebert
11 28.11. Quiterie Haenel The genomic basis of parallel adaptation to basic versus acidic habitats in stickleback Daniel Berner
12 5.12. Luca Cornetti* Trans-species polymorphism in Daphnia Dieter Ebert
13 12.12. Camille Ameline Resolving cycles of parasite resistance in a wild Daphnia magna population Dieter Ebert
14 19.12. Pragya Singh Patterns of sex allocation plasticity in Macrostomum flatworms Lukas 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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