Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The "Institutskolloquium" of DUW Zoology in Fall Term 2020

The seminars takes place every Monday during term time at 11:15. During Fallterm 2020, the seminar will be online only. All participants who are not regular members of a working group at in Zoology have to register with Dieter Ebert to receive the weekly zoom invitations.

Week Date Speaker, Affiliation Title Host
1 14.9. no seminar!
2 21.9. Erik Svensson, Lund University Bridging micro- and macroevolution in an old insect order Lukas Schärer
3 28.9 Fabio Cortesi, Queensland Brain Institute The colourful world of marine fishes, from tropical coral reefs to the deep-sea Walter Salzburger
4 5.10. Emma Sherratt, University of Adelaide Sea snake morphological evolution driven by ecological opportunity Patrick Tschopp
5 12.10. Katja Räsänen, Eawag Integrative eco-evolutionary dynamics: let’s heed the phenome Daniel Berner
6 19.10. Matthew D. Hall, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia A question of scale: why the individual performance of a host or pathogen does not always predict population growth Dieter Ebert
7 26.10.
8 2.11. Christoph Vorburger, EAWAG Symbionts mediate host-parasitoid coevolution in insects Dieter Ebert
9 9.11. Marta Riutort, Uni Barcelona Is fissiparity an evolutionary dead-end? A response from planarians point of view Lukas Schärer
10 16.11. Christine Grossen, Uni Zürich Evolution in small populations: historical bottlenecks, deleterious mutations and adaptive introgression in Alpine ibex Daniel Berner
11 23.11. Hiroshi Suga, Prefectural University of Hiroshima Evolution of multicellularity by gene co-option Patrick Tschopp
12 30.11. Aurelien Tellier, TU-München Using full genome and epigenome data to infer past species history and ecological/life-history traits Dieter Ebert
13 7.12. Raghavendra Gadagkar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Direct Fitness Options for Workers in the Indian Paper Wasp Ropalidia marginata Dieter Ebert
14 14.12. Shinichi Nakagawa, University of New South Wales, Australia Meta-analyzing variation in biology and beyond Valentin Amrhein

Credit points

To obtain credit points for participation in this seminar, it is necessary to attend the seminar regularly (attendance will be recorded from the online log-ins) 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.

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