Current Research in Zoology and Evolution

The "Institutskolloquium" of the Zoological Institute

Fall Term 2013

The seminars take place every Monday during term time at 11:15 in the small lecture hall of the Zoological Institute (kleiner Hörsaal, Vesalgasse 1, 1st floor). Guests are welcome.

Week Date Speaker Title Host
1 16.9. Dieter Ebert The population genetics of antagonistic coevolution -
2 23.9. Dustin Penn, University of Vet Med, Vienna Sexual selection in house mice Shirley Raveh & Mathias Kölliker
3 30.9 no seminar
4 7.10. no seminar
5 14.10. Eric von Elert, U Köln How Daphnia copes with cyanobacteria: Turning physiology into an eco-genetic perspective Dieter Ebert
6 21.10. no seminar    
7 28.10. Jörg Ott, University of Vienna Little worms raise big questions: Thiotrophic symbioses in shallow marine sediments Lukas Schärer
8 4.11. no seminar
9 11.11. Katie Peichel, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA Genetics of adaptation and speciation in sticklebacks Daniel Berner
10 18.11. Peter H. Thrall, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia Coevolutionary interactions in the Linum-Melampsora host-pathogen system Dieter Ebert
11 25.11. Nathan Bailey, U St. Andrews Social Environments and their evolutionary consequences: insights from a rapidly evolving field cricket Mathias Kölliker
12 2.12. Tanja Schwander, U Lausanne Transitions between reproductive systems in animals Dieter Ebert
13 9.12. Sara Magalhães, University of Lisbon Sex allocation and sexual conflicts in spider mites Lukas Schärer & Dieter Ebert
14 16.12. Charlie Cornwallis, Lund University Promiscuity and evolutionary transitions to more complex life Lukas Schärer

Credit points

To obtain credit points for participation in this seminar, it is necessary to attend the seminar regularly (sign the list after the seminar) and to write an essay about one of the seminars. Any seminar (except the last two in the term) can be chosen. The essay should be about 3 pages long und should be written in the style of a report/summary of the presentation. It should also include a summary of the main points of the discussion. We prefer essays in English. The essay should be handed in (as a file and in printed form) to the host of the seminar speaker (as listed on the webpage), who will go over it and return it to you with comments. The host of this particular seminar will then send an email to the person responsible for the credit points of the seminar, informing him whether the essay was acceptable or not. An unacceptable essay can be repeated on another occasion.

It is possible to obtain credit points for the Institutskolloqium more than once. To do so, a "Studienvertrag" has to be produced, which needs to be signed by Dieter Ebert at the beginning of the term.

Current Term's Seminars