Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series

Seminars from the RSB Division of Ecology and Evolution (E&E).

24
Sep
2020
4–5pm 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 when large-bodied lineages shrink in size? Can cancer risk constrain body size evolution?
25
Sep
2020
4–5pm 25 September 2020
Mahboobeh Behruznia, Gordon Group, RSB, ANU
While we know many things about E. coliunder laboratory conditions, relatively little is known about the ecology of this bacterium in the environment.
01
Oct
2020
10–11am 1 October 2020
Scott V Edwards, Harvard University
Scott Edwards is an acclaimed evolutionary biologist specialising in molecular evolution in birds. 
08
Oct
2020
4–5pm 8 October 2020
Simone Immler, University of East Anglia, UK
TBA
15
Oct
2020
4–5pm 15 October 2020
Kirsty Macleod, Lund University, Sweden
TBA
22
Oct
2020
10–11am 22 October 2020
Roxana Torres, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
TBA
29
Oct
2020
4–5pm 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 the case?
05
Nov
2020
10–11am 5 November 2020
Marlene Zuk, University of Minnesota, USA
TBA

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