The Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series is held in CPB, usually on Thursdays at 13.00. The timetable is given below.

If you would like to meet with the seminar speaker, please contact the host listed below. If no host is listed, please email: SilwoodSeminars@gmail.com

Most presentations will be recorded using Panopto (Imperial login required), you can find all of the recorded talks in the Silwood Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series folder, here. Scroll to the bottom of this page for direct links to previous talks.

Seminar Speakers  

Personality uniquely contributes to social relationships and group networks in monkeys

DateSpeakerInstitutionHostTopicTitle
Summer Term          
3 May Mathias Disney UCL Rob Ewers Environmental Monitoring and Modelling Lasers in the jungle: new 3D measurements of forest structure and function
10 May Katie Field University of Leeds Martin Bidartondo Plant-fungal symbioses Unity in diversity: functional insights into the ancient partnerships between plants and fungi
17 May Rebecca Kilner University of Cambridge  Julia Schroeder Behaviour and evolution How behaviour influences evolution: experiments with burying beetles
24 May Dan Stowell QMUL Cristina Banks-Leite  Machine listening How far can machine listening help with acoustic bird surveying?
31 May Blake Morton University of Hull  Vincent Savolainen Behavioural ecology & comparative psychology Personality uniquely contributes to social relationships and group networks in monkeys
7 June Martin Sullivan  University of Leeds Lan Qie Environmental monitoring Monitoring tropical forests (and birds) in a changing world
8 June Rob Fletcher University of Florida (USA) Rob Ewers Behaviour and evolution An invasive prey and an endangered predator: novel interactions full of surprises
14 June Aida Andres UCL Matteo Fumagalli Adaptation and genomics  Local adaptation in humans and other primates
 21 June Simon Smart Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Petra Guy Environmental changes & ecology Predicting changes in the diversity of functionally important plants in response to extreme weather: how far can we go with statistical Species Niche Models?
           
Recordings           
Date Speaker Institution   Panopto video, click below Title of talk
17 Oct, 2016 Nele Schuwirth EAWAG, Visiting ICL   video Mechanistic modelling of macroinvertebrate communities in streams
20 Oct, 2016 Rob Thomas Cardiff   video Animal behaviour in changing environments: behavioural responses of migratory birds to climate change
27 Oct, 2016 Robert Trivers Rutgers University, USA   video Recent advances in human evolutionary genetics
 3 Nov, 2016 Gabriel Yvon-Durocher Univ. of Exeter   video Warming, adaptation & ecosystem functioning
10 Nov, 2016 Vincent Merckx Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands   video The tangled evolutionary history of plants and fungi
17 Nov, 2016 Andy Purvis ICL, NHM   video Land-use change, biodiversity loss and biotic homogenisation: the PREDICTS project
24 Nov, 2016  Nessa O'Connor Queens Univ. Belfast   video Blue solutions to global challenges: why we need experimental tests of environmental change on species interactions
8 Dec, 2016 Samuel Rund University of Edinburgh   video Scope and insights from publicly-available mosquito abundance data
12 Jan, 2017 Hanne Løvlie Linkoping Univ.   video Life of the fowl: sex, status and personality
19 Jan, 2017 Pete Smith University of Aberdeen   video Can we deliver nutrition security and climate change mitigation without wrecking the planet?
26 Jan, 2017 James Bullock NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology   video Population spread and the velocity of climate change
2 Feb, 2017 Nova Mieszkowska Marine Biological Assoc.   video (apologies, no sound on this one) Data densities, biogeographic challenges and mechanistic insights into climate impacts on marine ectotherms
9 Feb, 2017 Erik Gomez-Baggethun Norwegian Inst. Nature Research   video Ecosystem valuation: pragmatic conservation or commodification of nature?
16 Feb, 2017
Matteo Fumagalli ICL / Silwood   video The conquest of the Arctic: a genetic journey
23 Feb, 2017 Melody Clark British Antarctic Survey    video (apologies, no sound on this one) Cool genomics
16 Mar, 2017  Morena Mills ICL / Silwood   video When conservation goes viral: The diffusion of innovative biodiversity conservation policies and practices
23 Mar, 2017
Alexandru Hening ICL / S.Ken   video Stochastic population growth in spatially heterogeneous environments
11 May, 2017 Martin Smith University of Durham   video The origins of Ecdysozoan body plans
18 May, 2017 Anjali Goswami UCL   video From Development to Deep Time: the macroevolutionary
consequences of phenotypic integration
25 May, 2017 Mridul Thomas EAWAG   video How do we predict the future of phytoplankton?
1 June, 2017 Natalie Cooper NHM   video Macroevolution with fossil and living species: museums, mammals and morphology
15 June, 2017 Andy Foote Bangor Univ.   video The Genomic History of Killer Whale Ecotypes
 22 June, 2017 Beatriz Jorrin Univ. Oxford   video From population genomics to synthetic communities in the Rhizobium - Legume system

 

If you have a speaker you'd like to invite, please email: SilwoodSeminars@gmail.com