Tuesday lunch seminars
Dr. Andreas Wieser, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt, Germany will give a lunch-seminar today, entitled "Approaches to detect and model seasonal thermal adaptation in Chironomus riparius"
James Speed from the NTNU university museum will present as lunch-seminar his FRIPRO- project "Disentangling the impacts of herbivory and climate on ecological dynamics"
February 16th, 2017
On Thursday 16.2. 2017 at 12h, when Håkon Holand will take about "Non-linear selection in semi-domestic reindeer."
January 31th, 2017
Mathilde Le Moullec presents the first results from her Salix-project in Alaska: Do growth rings of a high-arctic shrub represent past primary production available for the ecosystem?
January 24th, 2017
Marlène Gamelon will hold a seminar in the CBD lunch room at 12:00 next Tuesday, entitled:"Interactions between demography and environmental effects are important determinants of population dynamics".
January 17-18th 2017
SAB-meeting at CBD.
CBD Lecture series
CBD invites excellent researchers from all over the world to visit us and talk about interesting topics in ecology and evolution. The CBD lectures are open for all and we welcome all students and employees of NTNU and other interested people. If anyone would like to meet with any of the guests, you may contact the organizing committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will schedule a time for you.
Schedule for the CBD Lecture series can be found here.
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Symposia at ESEB organised by CBD-members
CBD will be involved in the organisation of two symposia on the 2017 Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology in Groningen in the Netherlands (20-25 august 2017). The first symposium is on “Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics” (S24), and is co-organised by Joost Raeymaekers. This symposium will provide a platform to present and discuss new mechanistic, empirical and theoretical insights into eco-(co)evolutionary feedback loops that include 1) interactions among coexisting individuals with alternative life-history strategies, including personalities and tactics; 2) antagonistic interactions, including host-parasite, prey-predator and symbiotic interactions; and 3) interactions between phenotypic variation and community or ecosystem characteristics. In this way, the symposium aims to advance conceptual understanding of eco-evolutionary dynamics in coevolution, speciation and life-history evolution. The second symposium is on “Adaptation to global climate change” (S26) and is co-organised by Irja Ratikainen. Current global climate change is leading to a warmer, but also more variable world. Species are now often facing novel sources of climatic variability, both in their original geographic ranges, but also because climate change-mediated range shifts are exposing species to novel or more spatially-diverse set of climates and weather patterns. A central objective in modern evolutionary biology is to understand how such spatial and temporal variability affect key evolutionary changes including the potential for evolutionary rescue from climate change-induced declines. This symposium will bring together researchers addressing these topics from diverse theoretical and empirical perspectives. The aim is to identify ways that they can be most effectively combined to strengthen conclusions about drivers of changing biodiversity and adaptations at multiple spatial and temporal scales.