The Biosciences department runs two seminar series: Departmental seminars that cover a wide range of biological topics, and EEE seminars that cover topics related to Ecology, Evolution and Environment. Please scroll down to find information about these seminars and also recordings of some of the previous talks.
Departmental Seminars are held during term time, on Thursdays from 13.00 - 14.00. The majority of seminars will take place in L50 (Psychology building, adjacent to Biosciences), some talks will be online. Recognising that our audience is likely to be broad, speakers have been asked to make their talks accessible, focusing a substantial part of their material on general issues and background to their work. If you have suggestions for additional speakers or would like to know more about the program, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ecology, Evolution and Environment (EEE) seminar series (2021/22)
These seminars will take place mainly in person, though some seminars will be online only as indicated (joining links will be emailed to students and staff). Links to recordings will be circulated after each seminar. If you have any questions, please contact the EEE seminar organiser Dr Wayne Dawson (email@example.com).
The seminars are at 12:00, and most of them are in room L50* (Psychology) on Tuesdays (please note that the venue may change in the near future, and that not all weeks have a seminar- please read email announcements carefully). *NOTE: The seminar on Tuesday the 25th January 2022 will be in L48.
5th Oct 2021
Dr Guillaume Latombe
(University of Edinburgh)
The multiple facets of invasion science: why we need a pluridisciplinary approach
12th Oct 2021
Dr Lizzie Wandrag (University of York)
Mutualisms and global change
26th Oct 2021
Prof Gareth Rees (University of Cambridge)
Are trees invading the Arctic?
2nd Nov 2021
Dr Chris Cooney (University of Sheffield)
Global patterns and processes of avian diversification
16th Nov 2021
Dr Sarah Dalrymple (Liverpool John Moores University)
Climate change impacts on conservation translocations: how the untenable may become unavoidable.
30th Nov 2021
Dr Jonathan Drury (Durham University)
The eco-evolutionary consequences of species interactions in birds: a mesoevolutionary approach
18th Jan 2022
Dr Dale Broder (University of Denver)
Rapid evolution, plasticity, and the origins of novelty in animal communication
25th Jan 2022
Dr Jonas Lembrechts (University of Antwerp)
SoilTemp: towards global maps of microclimate
1st Feb 2022
Dr Catherine Kidner (University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh Botanic Garden)
Why are there Begonias everywhere?
8th Feb 2022
Dr Gergana Daskalova (University of Edinburgh)
Drivers of biodiversity change: from the obvious to the hidden impacts
15th Feb 2022
Dr Juan Viruel (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew)
Using genetics to protect threatened species and crop wild relatives
22nd Feb 2022
Dr Mialy Razanajatovo (University of Hohenheim)
A floral-trait-based perspective on invasion and community ecology
1st Mar 2022
Dr Jolyon Troscianko (University of Exeter)
8th Mar 2022
Dr Marius Somveille (University College London)
Unraveling the ecological processes underlying bird migration
15th Mar 2022
Dr Kirsty McLeod (Bangor University)
Stress and survival in vertebrates: transgenerational effects of stress, environmental context, and why it matters
26th April 2022
Dr Jonathan Lenoir (University of Picardie Jules Verne)