Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The "Institutskolloquium" of DUW Zoology in Fall Term 2022

The seminars take place every Monday during term time at 16:15

The format of this seminar is variable. On some dates we will meet in person, at other dates the format will 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.

Week Date Speaker Title* Format Host
1 19.9.
2 26.9. Michael Whitlock, University of British Columbia, Canada Challenges and solutions in identifying the genes responsible for local adaptation online dieter ebert
3 3.10. Dominik Refardt, ZHAW Using waste streams to improve the sustainability of microalgae cultivation for the production of bio-based materials in person dieter ebert
4 10.10. Tom Hiscock, University of Aberdeen, Scotland Models for tetrapod joint patterning: how does a finger get its knuckles? in person Patrick Tschopp
5 17.10. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Yale University, USA Sexual monogamy and paternal care in pair-living primates online Valentin Amrhein
6 24.10. Terence Capellini, Harvard University, USA The Regulation of Human Skeleton Development online Patrick Tschopp
7 31.10. Nalini Puniamoorthy, NUS, Singapore tba online Santhosh Santhosh, Lukas Schärer
8 7.11. Darren Irwin, UBC Vancouver tba online Daniel Berner
9 14.11. Linda Weiss, U Bochum, Germany tba in person dieter ebert
10 21.11. Aman Husbands, UPenn, USA The complex and reproducible nature of plant development online Patrick Tschopp
11 28.11. Jochen Wolf, LMU Munich Hybridization in natural populations in person Walter Salzburger
12 5.12. Antoine Peters, FMI Basel tba in person Patrick Tschopp
13 12.12. Reto Burri, Swiss Ornithological Institute tba in person Daniel Berner
14 19.12. Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University Macroecological-paleoecological perspectives on megafauna effects on ecosystems – implications for conservation and restoration online Lilla Lovász, Valentin Amrhein

* tba: to be anounced

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 study contract (Studienvertrag) has to be produced, which needs to be approved by Dieter Ebert at the beginning of the term.

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