Seminar: Research in Evolutionary Biology

The "Research Seminar" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2024

Research Seminars take place every Tuesday during term time at 12:15 to 13:30. If not mentioned otherwise speakers are members of DUW Zoology.

The format of this seminar is variable. On most dates we will meet in person, at times it may be online (via zoom). Seminars in person take place in the small lecture hall of Zoology (Kleiner Hörsaal, Vesalgasse 1, 1st floor). Please check the table below about the format of specific dates. A zoom link (online events) will be communicated to all members of zoology and to everybody registered for the seminar in the week before the seminar starts.

For the new credit point regulation, see below!

Week Date Speaker Title Format Host
1 27. 2.
2 5. 3. Nathalie Matthey-de-l'Endroit A genomic perspective on habitat fragmentation and population decline in the Marbled White butterfly in person Daniel Berner
3 12. 3. Maxime Policarpo Evolutionary dynamic of opsin genes in ray-finned fishes in person Walter Salzburger
4 19. 3. Elisa Karen da Silva Ramos Molecular Signatures of new environment colonization in Aquatic Neotropical Mammals and Sea Turtles in person David Marques
5 26. 3. Meng Yue (Melody) Wu* Human influence on wild junglefowl genomes in person David Marques
6 2. 4. Alina Lavater Morphological evolution of the olfactory system in cichlid fishes from Lake Tanganyika in person Walter Salzburger
7 9. 4. Antoine Fages* Cellular and molecular evolution and ecological adaptations in the intestinal tract of Lake Tanganyika cichlid fishes in person Patrick Tschopp
8 16. 4.
9 23. 4. Yann Rime* Intra-African bird migration systems in person Valentin Amrhein
10 30. 4.
11 7. 5.
12 14. 5. CANCELLED no seminar today Walter Salzburger
13 21. 5. Sandhya Lakshmi Narayanan* Investigating the cost and effect of a large structural polymorphism in Daphnia magna in person dieter ebert
14 28. 5. Alexandra Viertler* Total-evidence dating and the impact of the K-Pg mass extinction on Darwin wasps in person Seraina Klopfstein

Credit points

The seminar is open to all members of zoology and all Master students. For students in a BSc program the succesful completion of the following first year biology lectures is required: Bau und Vielfalt der Tiere (10316-01), Evolutionsbiologie (10575-01) und Ökologie und Naturschutzbiologie (10234-01).

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 at least 4 of the 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. The days with post-seminar discussions will be announced after most slots of the seminar are filled.

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