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Time and place: Aug. 24, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Dr. Adam Philippy, National Human Genome Research Institute

Time and place: Sep. 4, 2017 9:00 AM - Sep. 5, 2016 4:00 PM, Oslo

Meeting for the CEES Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Time and place: Sep. 15, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Professor Marc Mangel, University of Santa Cruz, California, USA.

Time and place: Sep. 25, 2017 8:00 AM - Sep. 26, 2017 4:00 PM, Scandic Holmenkollen Park, Kongeveien 26, 0787 Oslo

Dear all CEES members: We are pleased to invite you to the Annual Student Conference!

Time and place: Oct. 26, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017, Reenskoug hotell

The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) is pleased to invite you to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Pollination Ecologists (SCAPE).

Registration is now open. Deadline for abstract submission and payment is set to September 15th. More details will follow.

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Time and place: Sep. 4, 2017 9:00 AM - Sep. 5, 2016 4:00 PM, Oslo

Meeting for the CEES Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Time and place: Aug. 15, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Aquarium

Abstract

For the human population to maintain a constant size from generation to generation, an increase in fertility must compensate for the reduction in the mean fitness of the population caused, among others, by deleterious mutations. The required increase in fertility due to this mutational load depends on the number of sites in the genome that are functional, the mutation rate, and the fraction of deleterious mutations among all mutations in functional regions. These dependencies and the fact that there exists a maximum tolerable replacement level fertility can be used to put an upper limit on the fraction of the human genome that can be functional. Mutational load considerations lead to the conclusion that the functional fraction within the human genome cannot exceed 25%, and is probably considerably lower.

paper

Time and place: July 10, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, CEES seminar room (3313/3315, Kristine Bonnevies Hus)

Late Lunch Talks on brain evolution in vertebrates by Masahito Tsuboi from CEES. 

Time and place: July 7, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, July 7th, we're discussing a recent paper from the American Naturalist by Brombacher et al. (2017): " The Breakdown of Static and Evolutionary Allometries during Climatic Upheaval".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: June 22, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on 

what shapes the continuum of reproductive isolation  using the famous Heliconius model system, by Mérot et al. 2017 (TProceedings B)

Time and place: June 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, The Aquarium

This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on frequency dependence, immunity and migration by Bolnick and Stutz published in 2017 in Nature.

Time and place: June 13, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, CEES seminar room (3313/3315, Kristine Bonnevies Hus)

Late Lunch Talks on life history strategies by Alexandre Terrigeol and quantitative genetics by Torbjørn Ergon, both at CEES. 

Time and place: June 6, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, CEES seminar room (3313/3315, Kristine Bonnevies Hus)

Late Lunch Talk by Helle Tessand Baalsrud, CEES

Time and place: June 1, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Experts have repeatedly predicted that human life expectancy soon will reach a ceiling, but they have been proven wrong every time. Annual increase in life expectancy has not slowed down, and it continues to increase by 3 months every year.

Time and place: May 31, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM, Bikuben, Kristine Bonnevies hus

Gregory Velicer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland will give a lecture on: Diversification of social identity in natural and experimental populations of a cooperative microbe

Time and place: May 30, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, CEES seminar room (3313/3315, Kristine Bonnevies Hus)

Late Lunch Talk by Jacqueline Sztepanacz, Florida State University

Time and place: May 30, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Aquarium

This week we will discuss a paper by Dunn et al. regarding comparing functional genomic data across species.

Link to paper

Time and place: May 26, 2017 9:00 AM - May 27, 2017 6:00 PM, Oslo

Meeting for the CEES Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Time and place: May 23, 2017 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM, CEES seminar room (3313/3315, Kristine Bonnevies Hus)

Late Lunch Talk by Lee Hsiang Liow, Natural History Museum & Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)

Time and place: May 23, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Aquarium
Time and place: May 18, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Body mass is an important indicator of general condition as it reflects energy accessible for survival and reproduction. Recent evidence show that several species have experienced shifts in their body mass due to climate change. In the monogamous wandering albatross, average body mass and breeding success has increased over the last years. Surprisingly, the increase in breeding success seems to be due to heavier fathers investing more in their sons.

http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1854/20170397

Time and place: May 16, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3508
Time and place: May 4, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Oslo

It is our pleasure to invite you all to a combined “CEES Beyond 2017” Kick-Off and CEES Spring Party.

Time and place: Apr. 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, April 28th, we're discussing a recent paper on the newest SSE model by Rabosky & Goldberg (2017): "FiSSE: A simple nonparametric test for the effects of a binary character on lineage diversification rates".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Apr. 27, 2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Most demographic population models ignore males, but empirical evidence suggest that they should be included when vital rates are sex-specific. Assumptions about adult sex ratio, social structure, and mating system have been shown to affect estimates of extinction risk and projections of population dynamics. We discuss about when and how to apply two-sex models.