Upcoming 5 days
MSc Addisu Mekonnen Kassie at the Department of Biosciences will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Discuss the potential role of behavioural flexibility in how primates deal with habitat disturbance and how does this potential vary among species
MSc Addisu Mekonnen Kassie at the Department of Biosciences will be defending the thesis Effects of habitat fragmentation and degradation on Bale monkeys (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) in southern Ethiopia: Integrating ecology, behaviour and population genetics for the degree of PhD.
Stage structure is fundamental in quantitative population models, but there are different approaches to deal with stage duration and individual-/cohort variation therein.
Further upcoming events
By Erik Svensson, professor in evolutionary ecology at Lund University, Sweden.
Recent work has highlighted the importance of including individual heterogeneity into population models. This includes both traits that are fixed over the lifespan of an individual (e.g. morphology, genotype) and characteristics that change over time (e.g. age, body conditions). How influential such traits are for individual fitness (and population dynamics), may however depend on sex.
Integral projection models (IPMs) are population models structured by continuous traits such as body size, and have risen in popularity over the last decade. While most perturbation analyses developed for matrix models can be applied, additional considerations are necessary when working with IPMs.
By Dr. Han Wang, Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Yangling and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
This event is part of the University’s annual celebration.