Tuesday lunch seminars

February 27th
Diana Bowler lectures at 12:00 in the lunch room, on “Assessing climate change impacts on species’ population abundances”

February 26th
Bart Peeters will present his talk on Svalbard reindeer genetics during the Arctic/Svalbard group-lunch meeting on Monday 26.02 at 12.00. CBD-members who missed the opportunity to hear his talk during the conference (Thu 12.20, session 4) are welcome to join the start of the meeting. The presentation will last no longer than 30 min (15 + up to 15 min for questions/comments/plenary discussion).
Title of the talk: “Humans and landscape shape spatial genetic structure and diversity in high-arctic reindeer”

February 15th
Dieter Ebert lectures in R9, 15:15.
"Understanding phenotypic and genetic diversity of a wide spread freshwater crustacean"

February 13th
PhD candidate  Kate Layton-Matthews will hold a PhD talk entitled ‘The role of density dependence in a local population of high Arctic barnacle geese’.

February 6th
Aurelie Cohas will give a talk titled: Sociality in the face of climate change: insights from the cooperatively breeding Alpine marmot

January 23rd
PhD candidate Endre G Ofstad lectures in the CBD lunch today, and the title is «Sources of variation in mating success of male moose».

December 5th
PhD Candidate Willlian Silva, from Uppsala University, lectures on The pre-mating social environment of zebrafish males affects gene expression during their offspring's early development.

October 17th Emily Simmons, Oxford University, will give a talkt titled "Exploring the causes and
consequences of phenological change in a wild bird population"

October 10th Professor Jonathan Wright will give a CBD lunch-seminar entitled "Selection vs Modification of  Phenotypes vs Environments".

September 26th: Stefanie Muff lectures on Are you sure? Dealing with measurement error and uncertainty in ecological data.

September 19th: Jon Wright, Erik Solbu & Steinar Engen, will hold a lecture titled:"Resurrecting r- versus K-selection theory: density dependence uncouples life history evolution at different life stages".

September 12th: Io Deflem PhD candidate at Ku Leuven, Belgium and Joost Raeymaekers, Postdoc at CBD/IBI, will give a "duo" Tuesday seminar. Joost will first present the new Nature Communications paper ("Adaptive and non-adaptive divergence in a common landscape"), and then Io will take over to present her PhD project "Prioritizing conservation and restoration targets for freshwater biodiversity in Flanders".

September 5th: PhD candidate Peter Sjolte Ranke will give a talk about Long-term genetic consequences of translocation in a bird metapopulation.

June 28th
Dr. Till Czypionka from the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation of the University of Leuven in Belgium will present a seminar on Wednesday June 28th titled "Exploring the genetic architecture in control of the timing of diapause termination in Daphnia magna". Hosts: Sigurd Einum and Joost Raeymaekers.​

May 9th
Emma-Liina Marjakangas will lecture on "Effects of forest fragmentation on seed dispersal networks in Brazilian Atlantic rainforest".

April 4th
Professor Ovaskainen will give the talk:"How to make more out of community data? A conceptual framework and its implementation as models and software".

March 21st
Dr. Andreas Wieser, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt, Germany will give a lunch seminar titled  "Approaches to detect and model seasonal thermal adaptation in Chironomus riparius".

March 14th
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
On Thursday 16.2. 2017 at 12h, when Håkon Holand will take about "Non-linear selection in semi-domestic reindeer."

January 31th
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
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
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 (Kate Layton Matthews) and we will schedule a time for you.

Schedule for the CBD Lecture series can be found here: Schedule CBD Lecture series.

The Pride (Journal Club)

The Periodic Rendezvous for Intense Discussions and Entertainment is a new journal club that will happen every other Thursday at 2 PM and will start on Thursday 8th February 2018. Every Pride meeting, one person will propose a paper in ecology, evolution, community dynamics and related themes, which will be sent at least 1 week before the meeting for people to read. People choosing papers are encouraged to give a short summary and perhaps a question or two at the start of each meeting. Everyone, from professors to master students, is invited to join the Pride. Interested? Please send us an email so we can add you to the email list and keep you in the loop! 

Click here for sign up for a slot: Pride Calendar.

For questions, please contact Jonatan FredricsonLara VeylitSindre Sommerli or Stefan Vriend.

R seminars

The R seminar is held the first Tuesday in each month from 13:00 to 14:00. It is an arena for sharing experiences and solutions to everyday problems using tools in the R statistical software. Everyone are welcome to join and contribute, remember to subscribe to receive e-mails about these seminars.
Subscription: send an e-mail to Peter S. Ranke.

Other events

Hole-Nesting Birds conference
CBD will host the Eighth International Hole-Nesting Birds Conference from October 30th to November 2nd. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, research scholars and citizen scientists to exchange and share their experiences in research involving all aspects of hole-nesting birds. The programme will consist of 8 sessions for 10 keynote speakers and 29 contributed speakers to present their latest research results, ideas and developments within the fields of: Behaviour, Physiology, Population Dynamics, Movement, Speciation, Genetics & Genomics, Life History, and Climate Change. On Friday November 3rd, a genomics satellite meeting will be held at the CBD meeting room. For more information, please see the conference website or Twitter.

Workshop in population modelling
CBD will organize two workshops in two consecutive weeks from 28th of August to 8th of September. “Stochastic population dynamics” will be given by members of CBD and “Bayesian integrated population modeling (IPM) using JAGS” will be given by Michael Schaub and Marc Kéry. These two workshops may jointly be taken as a 7.5 credits PhD-course at NTNU. External participants are welcome to apply for one or two of the workshops as well as the PhD-course. Details about the workshop can be found here.

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, and 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. 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, and aims 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.