Event recordings

Watch and listen to recordings of our past presentations.

  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...

  18 September 2020

Eve Cooper, Kruuk Group, E&E, RSB

Iteroparous animals often express dramatic variation in life-history traits over the course of a lifetime.

  3 September 2020

Fiona Fidler, School of Biosciences/Historical & Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, In conversation with Rachael Brown, School of Philosophy, ANU

Metascience, or metaresearch, is a field of research that has grown out of the replication crisis. Amongst other things, metascience evaluates and monitors open science...

  27 August 2020

Menno Schilthuizen, Natural Biodiversity Centre, Leiden, Netherlands

Menno Schilthuizen is an evolutionary biologist with the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands. He is also an active science writer and speaker.