Department of Ecology and Genetics

The IEG Seminar series ‘Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution’

The IEG Seminar series ‘Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution’ is one of the department’s platforms for postgraduate education and scientific interaction among research programs. With internationally renowned speakers presenting their latest work it also builds an important bridge to the worldwide eco-evolutionary science community.

Past seminars


Tuesday, 24 Jan 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN (cancelled due to illness)
Speaker: Johan Dahlgren (Max-Planck Odense Center, Denmark)
Title: Aging in plants – evolutionary theories finally meet empirical data
Host: Nina Sletvold

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Pär K Ingvarsson (Umeå University, Sweden)
Title: A local selective sweep in FLOWERING LOCUS T2 is driving local adaptation in a key life history trait in European aspen (Populus tremula)
Host: Douglas Scofield

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Title: Species range dynamics as drivers of latitudinal trait gradients
Host: Göran Arnqvist

Tuesday, 14 Mar 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Ido Pen (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Title: A unified model for the evolutionary transition to eusociality
Host: Alexei Maklakov

Friday, 7 Apr 2pm, (NB DAY!)
Speaker: Scott Edwards
Title: Convergent regulatory evolution and the origin of flightlessness in palaeognathous birds
Host: Robert Ekblom

Tuesday, 25 Apr 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Sharon Y. Strauss (University of California Davis, U.S.A.)
Title: Niche conservatism, drought adaptation and tradeoffs shape plant responses to current and future climates

Tuesday, 9 May 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Christopher Balakrishnan (East Carolina University, U.S.A.)
Title: Behavioral Genomics in Songbirds
Host: Niclas Backström

Tuesday, 23 May 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Laura Hug (University of Waterloo, Canada)
Title: Uncovering microbial diversity through genome-resolved metagenomics
Host: Stefan Bertilsson

Tuesday, 30 May 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Mark W. Schwartz (University of California Davis, U.S.A.)
Title: Is academic research contributing to improved conservation outcomes?

FALL 2017

Wednesday (NB!), 6 September 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker:  Emma Kritzberg (Lund University, Sweden)
Title: TBA
Host: Sebastian Sobek

Tuesday, 26 September 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Johan Dahlgren (Max-Planck Odense Center, Denmark)
Title: Aging in plants – evolutionary theories finally meet empirical data
Host: Nina Sletvold

Tuesday, 10 October 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Mohamed Noor (Duke University, U.S.A)
Title: Recombination rate influences adaptation and speciation: Studies in the Drosophila pseudoobscura species group
Host: Robert Ekblom

Tuesday, 24 October 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Anna Gårdmark (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Title: TBA
Host: Kristin Scharnweber

Tuesday, 7 November 2pm, ZOOTISSALEN (NB!)
Speaker: Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos (University of Queensland, Australia)
Title: TBA
Host: Sophie Karrenberg

Tuesday, 21 November 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Klaus Reinhardt (Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany)
Title: TBA
Host: Toby Fountain

Tuesday, 12 December 2pm, LINDAHLSALEN
Speaker: Clements Küpper (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, Germany)
Title: TBA
Host: Jacob Höglund

Contact: robert.ekblom[at]