Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
Meeting for the CEES Core members
Diseases can induce detectible genetic changes in host populations by exerting infectious pressure. It has been hypothesized that past plague pandemics have shaped susceptibility to infections in modern European populations. In this journal club, we will discuss immune pathways that have been shaped by convergent evolution in European and Rroma populations in response to plague and other infections.
Estimates of fishing mortality commonly used in stock assessment models are often conditional on restrictive assumptions about natural mortality. However, integrating data from various sources in bayesian state-space models can allow to independently estimate mortalities of different sources.
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled "detection of human adaptation during the past 2000 years" by Field et al. 2016 in Science.
Late Lunch Talk by Sergio Magallanes Argany, University of Extremadura
This Friday we'll discuss a paper from the future American Naturalist presenting a new tool; "Phylogenetic ANCOVA: Estimating Changes in Evolutionary Rates as Well as Relationships between Traits" by Fuentes-G., Housworth, Weber and Martins.
Participants: The CEES Board
By Malin Pinsky from Rutgers University, United States
MSc Jan-Erik Thrane at the Department of Biosciences will be defending the thesis Light, temperature, and nutrients as drivers for primary productivity in phytoplankton for the degree of PhD.
Doctoral candidate Jan-Erik Thrane at the Department of Biosciences will give a trial lecture on the given topic: The ecology of phytoplankton in freshwater and marine systems in view of climate change
MSc Monica Hongrø Solbakken at the Department of Biosciences will be defending the thesis Evolutionary and functional insight into the teleost immune system – lessons learned from Atlantic cod and other teleosts for the degree of PhD.
Late Lunch Talk by Joost Raeymaekers, Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics, NTNU
Doctoral candidate MSc Monica Hongrø Solbakken at Department of Biosciences will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Compare and contrast the mechanisms bony fish, cartilaginous fish and jawless fish use to recognize and defend themselves against pathogens
In many harvested ecosystems, laws and regulations protect animals below a certain size from being killed. However, in species such as fish, it is often the large, old animals that represent the reproductive capital of a population, and that might need protection even more.
Late Lunch Talk by Malin Pinsky, Rutgers University, USA
This Friday the journal club will discuss a paper by Gene Hunt and Graham Slater (2016): "Integrating Paleontological and Phylogenetic Approaches to Macroevolution" .
Late Lunch Talk by Meike Wortel, CEES
Minisymposium open for all! Talks by Grace Wyngaard, Kristian Alfsnes, Martin Malmstrøm and William Brynildsen Reinar. Start at 13.00.
The study of ancient DNA sequences from Yersinia pestis has yielded important insights into the ecology and evolution of this important human pathogen. However, the analysis and interpretation of ancient DNA data remains challenging compared with modern data. Here, we will discuss two recent papers with new or improved genomes from First and Second Pandemic victims.
Friday seminar by Marcin Piwczyński from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
This Friday the journal club will discuss a paper by Pennell et al. (2015): "Model Adequacy and the Macroevolution of Angiosperm Functional Traits" .
Late Lunch Talk by Ben Schaffer, Princeton University
This Firday the journal club will discuss a paper by Maddison & FitzJohn (2014): "The Unsolved Challenge to Phylogenetic Correlation Tests for Categorical Characters". Join us!
Traditionally, population models are often built using only the female half of a population and males are considered nothing but "ecological noise". However, males do matter, and particularly so when there is sex-selective harvest going on.
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper entitled
"Rapid evolutionary response to a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils" by Epstein et al. 2016 (Nature Communications).