Symposium “Current topics in evolutionary biology”
Torsdag 5 september, 2019kl. 10:00 - 16:30
This symposium is organized to honor Barbara Giles, who became Professor Emerita this summer, after a long active career as a teacher and researcher. Her passion for teaching and science has inspired generations of students in biology and promoted unique research in plant ecology and evolution at EMG. We celebrate her career with this symposium when old friends and colleagues gather to present their thoughts and views on evolutionary issues. We hope this will also boost more interest in cross boundary research at EMG.
Chair of the morning session: Xiao-Ru Wang, EMG 10:00: Jon Moen, Prefect EMG. Opening ~ 10:30. Barbara Giles, Prof. emerita, EMG. Reflections, questions and Silene (of course) 10:30: Lars Ericson, Prof. emeritus, EMG. Skeppsvik's archipelago 11:00: Short break 11:10: Jeremy Burdon, Prof. emeritus, CSIRO, Canberra. The dynamics of a host-pathogen system in space and time 11:40: Folmer Bokma, University of Oslo. Why mass extinction and not mass adaptation? 12:10 – 13: 30: Lunch break
Chair of the afternoon session: Johanna Leppälä, EMG 13:40: Frank Johansson, Uppsala University. The evolution of sex differences in wing shape and wing coloration 14:10: Per Stenberg, EMG. Swedish Biodiversity In Time and Space 14:40: Göran Englund, EMG. A regime shift caused by predator driven speciation 15:10 - 15:30: Coffee break 15:30: David Hall, EMG. Seed orchards as a tool to estimate relative gene flow 16:00: Xiao-Ru Wang, EMG. Dissecting confounding signals in selection detection