Kristine Bonnevies hus (map)
UiO, Campus Blindern Blindernveien 31 Entr. Moltke Moes vei
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.
Gregory Velicer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland will give a lecture on: Diversification of social identity in natural and experimental populations of a cooperative microbe
Late Lunch Talk by Jacqueline Sztepanacz, Florida State University
This week we will discuss a paper by Dunn et al. regarding comparing functional genomic data across species.
Meeting for the CEES Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
Late Lunch Talk by Lee Hsiang Liow, Natural History Museum & Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)
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.
It is our pleasure to invite you all to a combined “CEES Beyond 2017” Kick-Off and CEES Spring Party.
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!
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.
We are inviting all who to an open kick-off seminar for our RCN “Toppforsk” project REPEAT (Evolutionary and functional importance of simple repeats in the genome).
By Susan D. Jones, University of Minnesota, USA
Volterra Lecture by Professor Leif Andersson ,Uppsala University, Texas A&M University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Cand.scient. Paul Ragnar Berg at Department of Biosciences will be defending the thesis Genomic divergence in Atlantic cod populations for the degree of PhD.
Doctoral candidate cand.scient. Paul Ragnar Berg at Department of Biosciences will give a trial lecture on the given topic: Harvest induced evolution: concept, evidence and consequences
By Filip Volckaert from the University of Leuven
By Mats Gyllenberg from the University of Helsinki
Our first statistics course warns us about making predictions beyond the observed range of data. What that means exactly is difficult to say though when we use more complex models with link functions, higher order effects and interactive terms. We discuss a quantitative method for assessing bias when extrapolating.
This thursday, at the Speciation Journal Club, we will discuss a paper on Adaptation to Global Change via Transposable Element and Epigenetics, by Rey et al. 2016 (Trends in Ecology and Evolution)
Late Lunch Talk by Annie Evankow, Northeastern University Marine Science Center
Meeting for the CEES Core members
This Friday, March 24th, we're discussing a recent paper by Cantalapiedra et al. (2017): "Decoupled ecomorphological evolution and diversification in Neogene-Quaternary horses".
Hope to see you there!
By Alan C. Love from University of Minnesota