Event recordings

Watch and listen to recordings of our past presentations.

  12 November 2020

Marlene Zuk, University of Minnesota, USA

By nature of their conspicuousness, sexual signals can cause a conflict between natural and sexual selection, with natural selection favoring a decrease in exaggeration of an...

  10 November 2020

Dr Thomas Guillemaud & Dr Denis Bourguet, INRA, Montpellier

The Peer Community in (PCI) project offers an alternative to the current system of publication - which is particularly expensive and not very transparent.

  6 November 2020

Tobias Hayashi, Peakall Group, E&E, RSB

The cross-kingdom mimicry of female insect sex pheromones by sexually deceptive orchids has fascinated evolutionary biologists ever since the importance of chemistry in...

  29 October 2020

Thomas Aubier, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Any antagonistic interaction has the potential of favouring sex, just as predicted by the "Red Queen hypothesis" in the case of host-parasite interactions. Is it really...

  22 October 2020

Roxana Torres, Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Reproductive success is strongly related to the display of extravagant sexual traits, such as the striking coloration of some bird species.

  15 October 2020

Kirsty Macleod, Lund University, Sweden

Ecological stressors such as predation can shape ecosystems, driving prey population and community dynamics through indirect, non-consumptive effects that may cascade across...

  8 October 2020

Simone Immler, University of East Anglia, UK

Biphasic life cycles with alternating diploid and haploid gametic phases are a traits shared by all sexually reproducing eukaryotes.

  1 October 2020

Scott V Edwards, Harvard University

Scott Edwards is an acclaimed evolutionary biologist specialising in molecular evolution in birds. 

  25 September 2020

Mahboobeh Behruznia, Gordon Group, RSB, ANU

While we know many things about E. coli under laboratory conditions, relatively little is known about the ecology of this bacterium in the environment.

  24 September 2020

Yagmur Erten, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Each cell division comes with the risk of mutations that could eventually lead to cancer. How do organisms attain their mature sizes without succumbing to cancer? What happens...

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