Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series
Seminars from the RSB Division of Ecology and Evolution (E&E).
E&E Seminar: Five Fabulous Faculty Flash Talks »
Every speaker will have five minutes to speak followed by a five-minute question period. Timing rules will be rigidly enforced.
E&E Seminar: How intraspecific variation, phenotypic plasticity, and rapid evolution influence the maintenance of species diversity »
Understanding how diversity is maintained in biological systems is a fundamental problem in biology. When addressing this problem, ecologists tend to focus on mechanisms that maintain species diversity, while typically ignoring the ecological and evolutionary consequences of diversity within species.
E&E PhD Exit Seminar: The price of pleasure: How sex affects your body and your future »
What is the meaning of life? … I’m afraid the answer is disappointingly simple: Mating. That’s it” written by the author Oliver Markus.
E&E Seminar: Cockatooing around: social cognition in an urban-dwelling parrot »
Group-living animals form social relationships that can influence their fitness in a variety of ways.
E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Complexities of carbon, traits and tree performance in tropical forest »
Tropical forests are globally important ecosystems that have absorbed a large portion of CO2 from fossil fuel emissions to date.
E&E Seminar: Mate choice in the brain: Species differ in how male traits ‘turn on’ gene expression in female brains »
Substantial research demonstrates the importance of mate choice to speciation, yet we know little about the molecular mechanisms that underpin this crucial decision-making process.
E&E Special Seminar: Modelling movement and interactions of biological organisms: resolution of a hundred year old problem on lattice random walks »
In many biological processes the emergence of spatio-temporal patterns depends on the interaction between pairs of individuals, agents or subunits comprising the whole system.
E&E Seminar: Is love just a chemical attraction? Pair bonding in primates and lizards »
Social interactions regulate our behavior and physiology, and connections between social well-being and health may be one reason why individuals who are happy with their relationships live longer.
E&E Seminar: Sexual conflict in complex environments »
Sexual conflict occurs when male and female evolutionary interest do not coincide and is an important determinant of population viability and evolvability.
E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Small insects, Big pattern: ecomorphological evolution of a hyperdiverse beetle radiation »
Beetles account for almost one quarter of all living species on earth. Yet, the drivers of this superradiation remain unclear. Previous studies have centred on morphological innovation, co-evolution with angiosperms or diversification into a variety of niches as potential causes.
E&E Seminar: Molecular mechanisms underlying rapid evolution during invasion »
Exotic invasions offer an ideal opportunity to investigate evolution, which often occurs rapidly when organisms are introduced to novel environments.
E&E Seminar: Our rather surprising highland grasslands and their future: the ecology and ecophysiology of an ecosystem »
Highland grasslands present a familiar landscape to anyone keen on mountain areas. These ecosystems are aesthetically pleasing, support many endemic species and are important grazing lands for both native animals and stock.
E&E Seminar: Better together? Group decision making in velvet worms, social insects and giant amoebas »
Organisms display a wide variety of social behaviours ranging from nesting aggregations to parental care to the amazingly complex societies found in eusocial insects such as honeybees, termites and ants.
E&E PhD Exit Webinar: The ecological niche of human-associated Escherichia coli (E. coli) »
Extra-intestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) strains are responsible for the majority of extra-intestinal infections in humans, including urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis, and bacteraemia.