EEB Seminar: February 13th

Frances Bonier will talk on Perils and pitfalls. How can we measure natural selection on endocrine traits? at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Behavioral endocrinologists are becoming increasingly interested in the evolutionary context of the endocrine traits that we study. Yet, we lack a robust approach for detecting natural selection on these exquisitelyContinue reading “EEB Seminar: February 13th”

EEB Seminar: February 6th

Kyle Elliott will talk on Sex, Death and Rock’n’roll: Correlates of lifetime reproductive success in a long-lived seabird at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Roughly twenty percent of monogamous animals produce eighty percent of the offspring surviving to the following generation. What’s so special about those twenty percenters? To answer that question, IContinue reading “EEB Seminar: February 6th”

EEB Seminar: January 30th

Takehiko Yamanaka will talk on Environmental condition vs. Spatial constraint? Dragonfly metapopulation and metacommunity analyses at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Populations and communities in nature are largely affected by the within habitat environments, by land use around ponds and by spatial constraint. However, it is generally difficult to disentangle how each affectsContinue reading “EEB Seminar: January 30th”

EEB Seminar: January 23rd

Stefan Bengtson will talk on Food quality effects on life history correlations in Daphnia at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Life history theory predicts that correlations among fitness-related life history traits should be negative among individuals within a species, reflecting resource allocation constraints among traits such as growth and reproduction that trade offContinue reading “EEB Seminar: January 23rd”

EEB Seminar: January 16th 2014

Eelke Jongejans will talk on Tracing the effects of environmental drivers and phenotypic plasticity with hierarchical population models at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Individuals respond to different environments by developing different phenotypes, which is generally seen as a mechanism through which individuals can buffer adverse environmental conditions and increase their fitness. UnderstandingContinue reading “EEB Seminar: January 16th 2014”

EEB Seminar: January 9th 2014

Bob Montgomerie will talk on Birds are more colourful than they look at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Recent technological advances have allowed us to measure accurately the colors that birds display, and to estimate what they see when they look at each other. The surprise is that they are much more colourfulContinue reading “EEB Seminar: January 9th 2014”

EEB Seminar: December 5th 2013

Nikolaus Gantner will talk on CSI Husky Lakes: Fractionation of mercury isotopes in water, sediments, and fish from the Husky Lakes, Northwest Territories, Canada at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Mercury can accumulate in apex-predator fish muscle to concentrations exceeding those considered safe for subsistence consumption by humans. Fish species such as Lake troutContinue reading “EEB Seminar: December 5th 2013”

EEB Seminar: November 28th 2013

Yessica Rico will give a talk entitled Does traditional management by rotational shepherding supports landscape connectivity in fragmented calcareous grassland plants? at 12:30 in the EEB Lounge Understanding the mechanisms and patterns of dispersal and gene flow in human-modified landscapes is crucial for effective conservation. In plants, seed dispersal is fundamental for recolonization and recruitment,Continue reading “EEB Seminar: November 28th 2013”

EEB Seminar: November 21st 2013

James Sinclair will speak on ‘Ecological surprises’ in a bottom-up/top-down stressor interaction at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences, 4th floor) Interactions between multiple anthropogenic stressors can have unexpected synergistic or antagonistic effects, making it difficult to predict their combined effect using single stressor studies. The bottom-up/top-down interaction between invasive consumers and nutrient enrichment isContinue reading “EEB Seminar: November 21st 2013”

Departmental Seminar: November 15th 2013

Dr. Aheb Abouheif will speak on The Evo Devo of Cooperation and Conflict in Ant Societies at 10:30 AM in BioSciences Room 3110 This week, Dr. Ehab Abouheif visits from McGill University where he is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo Devo). Dr. Abouheif’s research mission has been to understandContinue reading “Departmental Seminar: November 15th 2013”