Research events - Page 12

Time and place: Sep. 15, 2016 12:00 PM1:00 PM, The Aquarium

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).

Time and place: Sep. 13, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, CEES seminar room (3313/3315)

Late Lunch Talk by Mario Cunha, Center for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Porto

Time and place: Sep. 12, 2016 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Room 3315

No reading required! We will be watching a video lecture by Bruce M.S. Campbell, author of "The Great Transition: Climate, Disease, and Society in the Late-Medieval World," where he discusses how changes in climate, the economy, and warfare contributed to the onset and severity of plague epidemics in Medieval Europe.

Time and place: Sep. 9, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Jukka Corander 

Time and place: Sep. 9, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Aquarium

This Firday at the journal club we will discuss a paper by Arnold & Houck (2016): "Can the Fisher‐Lande process account for birds of paradise and other sexual radiations?"

Time and place: Sep. 8, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Room 3315

Meeting for the CEES Core members

Time and place: Sep. 5, 2016 9:00 AMSep. 6, 2016 4:00 PM, Seminar room 3315

Meeting for the CEES Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Time and place: Sep. 2, 2016 12:30 PM1:30 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Robert M. Pringle from Princeton University

Time and place: Sep. 1, 2016 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Population matrix models have come a long way and perturbation analyses developed for them are among the most powerful tools of population ecologists. Most population projections are unthinkable without sensitivity analyses and LTREs (Life Table Response Experiments). Population projections are also most needed when climates are changing and habitats are altered, and that is when classic perturbation analyses for equilibrium systems fail.

In a recent paper, Koons et al. explore how to do LTREs in a transient world:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.12628/full

Time and place: Aug. 31, 2016 1:00 PM2:00 PM, Seminar room 3315

Gunnar Dick, Coordinator at the Centre for Digital Life Norway, will give an update on research and innovation opportunities within life sciences and biotechnology. Open for all: Postdocs/researchers are especially encouraged to participate.

Time and place: Aug. 29, 2016 3:15 PM4:15 PM, Room 3315

This journal club we will be discussing conflicting studies on two virulence factors that are important for the Yersinia genus, invasin and YadA.

Time and place: Aug. 26, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Aquarium

The journal club is back from summer vacations and we`ll dive into species diversification with the latest paper from Lewitus & Morlon (2016): "Natural constraints to species diversification". Join us!

Time and place: Aug. 15, 2016 3:15 PM4:15 PM, Room 3315

The recent emergence of plague, Yersinia pestis, as a flea-borne pathogen in the last 3,000-6,000 years provides a compelling example of how evolutionary changes can lead to a new bacterial pathogen. We will discuss the recent review, "Ecological opportunity, Evolution, and the Emergence of Flea-borne Plague," by Hinnebusch et. al., about Y. pestis and the closely related enteric pathogen, Y. psuedotuberculosis.

Time and place: July 4, 2016 3:15 PM4:15 PM, Room 3315

Historical records can provide useful insights into the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of infectious diseases of the past. We will discuss the recently published paper, "Epidemiological analysis of the Eyam plague outbreak of 1665-1666," by L.K. Whittles and X. Didelot, where they used parish records to study the transmission mode and seasonality of plague during a well-known epidemic.

Time and place: June 24, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Aquarium

This week we read a paleobioogical paper by Kiessling and Kocsis on  Biodiversity dynamics and environmental occupancy of fossil azooxanthellate and zooxanthellate scleractinian corals. Paleobiology, 41, pp 402-414

Time and place: June 17, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 17th of June we will discuss a recent paper by Green & Sharpe (2015): "Positional information and reaction-diffusion: two big ideas in developmental biology combine".

 

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: June 10, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Stephanie M. Carlson

Time and place: June 10, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 10th of June we will discuss a recent paper by Lawing et al. (2016): "Community functional trait composition at the continental scale: the effects of non-ecological processes."

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: June 3, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By David Houle from Florida State University

Time and place: June 3, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 3rd of June we will discuss a recent paper by Arif et al (2013): "Genetic and developmental analysis of differences in eye and face morphology between Drosophila simulans and Drosophila mauritiana".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: June 2, 2016 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Trait-based demographic models such as IPMs relate not only future adult size but also offspring size to the current size of an individual. This is in stark contrast to the quantitative genetic approach, and may have consequences for the predictions of evolutionary dynamics.

We look into this issue with a recent paper from Chevin:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12389/full

 

Time and place: May 13, 2016 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday the 13th of May we will discuss a recent paper by Chevin (2016): "Species selection and random drift in macroevolution".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: May 11, 2016 2:15 PM3:00 PM, <a href="http://www.cees.uio.no/about/contact/cees-seminar-room.html">The CEES seminar room</a> (3313/3315)

Late Lunch Talk by Hanna Nyborg Støstad, Natural History Museum (UiO)

Time and place: May 9, 2016 9:30 AM, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Time and place: May 3, 2016 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

In a recent session, discussion rose about reproductive value and fitness. In fact, there is much controversy concerning definitions, and while the definition of reproductive value is relatively straightforward, its  interpretation, in particular as a fitness measure, is more confusing.

For this session, we want to look a bit more into that topic, starting off with Jacob Moorad's recent paper:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/13-0778.1/full