Research events - Page 8

Time and place: Oct. 20, 2017 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, October 20th, we're discussing a paper by Grabowski and Jungers (2017): "Evidence of a chimpanzee-sized ancestor of humans but a gibbon-sized ancestor of apes".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Oct. 13, 2017 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Erik Bonsdorff, professor of marine biology at Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Time and place: Oct. 13, 2017 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, October 13th, we're discussing a paper by Tidiere et al. (2017): "Evolutionary allometry reveals a shift in selection pressure on male horn size".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Oct. 12, 2017 1:00 PM2:00 PM, The Aquarium

This Thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on opsin evolution in different light environments in sticklebacks, by Marques et al. published in 2017 in PLoS Biology.

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2017 12:45 PM1:30 PM, CEES seminar room (3313/3315, Kristine Bonnevies Hus)

Late Lunch Talk by Frances Osis, University of Glasgow

Time and place: Oct. 6, 2017 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Kathleen Pribyl, associate fellow at the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Time and place: Oct. 6, 2017 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, October 6th, we're discussing a paper by Svensson (2017): "On reciprocal causation in the evolutionary process".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Oct. 5, 2017 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Climate can affect populations not only directly and through resource availability, but also by altering predation risk. Such interactions can lead to unexpected or counter-intuitive responses, and considering them can be important for predicting  population responses to climate change.

Time and place: Sep. 29, 2017 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, September 29th, we're discussing a paper by De Lisle and Svensson (2017): "On the standardization of fitness and traits in comparative studies of phenotypic selection".

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Time and place: Sep. 25, 2017 8:30 AMSep. 26, 2017 2:25 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: Sep. 22, 2017 11:00 AM12:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, September 22nd, we're discussing a paper by Punzalan and Rowe (2016): "Concordance between stabilizing sexual selection, intraspecific variation, and interspecific divergence in Phymata".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Sep. 22, 2017 10:15 AM11:15 AM, Room 3315, Kristine Bonnevie Building, Blindernveien 31

By Clint Perry, Cognitive Neuroethologist from Queen Mary University, London, UK

Time and place: Sep. 21, 2017 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

The evolution and spread of human culture are intriguing topics by themselves, but who knew cultural dynamics could be included into demographic population models?

Time and place: Sep. 15, 2017 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Andries Richter, assistant professor at Wageningen University & Research

Time and place: Sep. 15, 2017 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Room 3302

This Friday, September 15th, we're discussing a paper by Scranton et al. (2016): "The importance of the timescale of the fitness metric for estimates of selection on phenotypic traits during a period of demographic change".

Hope to see you there!

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2017 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Aquarium (3302)

Body size is often linked intricately with survival and reproductive rates, and therefore affects population dynamics. It is not unlikely for population collapses to be preceded by a change in body size distributions. If those changes happen long enough in advance, they may serve as early warning signals to predict population collapses.

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

Meeting for the CEES Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

Time and place: Aug. 25, 2017 1:15 PM, Nucleus, Bikuben, Kristine Bonnevies building

MSc Ole Kristian Tørresen at Department of Bioscience will be defending the thesis De novo assembly and comparative genomics of teleosts for the degree of PhD.

Time and place: Aug. 25, 2017 10:15 AM, Nucleus, Bikuben, Kristine Bonnevie building

Doctoral candidate MSc Ole Kristian Tørresen at Department of Biosciences will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Mechanisms of sex determination in teleosts.

Time and place: Aug. 24, 2017 2:15 PM3:00 PM, Seminar room 3508

By Dr. Adam Philippy, National Human Genome Research Institute

Time and place: Aug. 15, 2017 11:00 AM12:00 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 PM3:00 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 AM12:00 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 PM2:00 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 PM2:00 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.