Darwin Day 2017: Using ecology to understand evolution – from large scale to microevolution

Welcome to the annual Darwin Day celebration at the university of Oslo! This open event is for everybody interested in science and history. All are welcome! Speakers: Douglas J. Futuyma, Emma GoldbergAndrew Hendry, and Yngvild Vindenes.

Darwin Day is an international recognition of science and humanity, held in memory of Charles Darwin (1809-1882).

At this event four world leading scientists will tell you about how they use ecology to understand evolution – from large scale to microevolution. The talks will be accessible and of interest to biologists and non-biologists alike. Among the speakers is the author Douglas J. Futuyma, well known for his influential textbooks on evolution - used today at UiO.


PROGRAM

10.15-10.20: Introduction

Nils Chr. Stenseth
Chair of CEES. Homepage.


10:20-11:05: The evolution of interactions between plants and insects

Douglas J. Futuyma
Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S. Homepage.


11:05-11:50: Plant reproductive strategies: short-term and long-term evolution

Emma Goldberg
Assistant Professor, College of biological sciences, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S. Homepage.


11:55-12:45: Break – a light snack will be served!


12:45-13:30: Ecology and evolution hold hands in Galapagos

Andrew Hendry
Professor, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Homepage.


13:30-14:15: Why individual variation is important for ecology and evolution

Yngvild Vindenes*
Researcher, CEES, IBV, University of Oslo. Homepage.


14:15-14:30: Closing remarks


Abstracts for all the talks


* Unfortunately Associate Professor Morgan Ernest had to cancel, but we are grateful that Yngvild Vindenes steps in on short notice!

Published Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 PM - Last modified Feb. 8, 2017 9:21 PM