Current Topics in Zoology and Evolution

The "Institutskolloquium" of DUW Zoology

Spring Term 2024

In the spring term the seminars usually take place every Monday at 11:15 in the Small Lecture hall (Kleiner Hörsaal) of Zoology or online. The seminar has a flexible format. On some dates we will meet in person, at other dates the seminar will be online (via zoom). Please check the table below about the format for specific dates. A zoom link (online events) will be communicated to all members of zoology and to everybody registered for the seminar.

Week Date Speaker, Affiliation Title* Format* Host
1 26.2.
2 4.3.
3 11.3.
4 18.3.
5 25.3.
6 1.4. Ostermontag, no seminar
7 3.4.
8 8.4.
9 15.4.
10 22.4.
11 29.4.
12 6.5.
13 13.5.
14 20.5.
15 27.5.

* tba: to be anounced

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 the “Institutskolloquium Zoologie” 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 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). 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.

Deadline for handing the essay in is the last seminar of the term.

It is possible to obtain credit points for this seminar more than once.

Current Term's Seminars

Past Seminars