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Events and Seminars

CBER hosts monthly talks across a variety of subject areas in which the centre is involved. These talks are given by staff and students, and provide a forum for informal discussion of ideas and new results. CBER also hosts occasional visiting speakers. Research talks are open to UCL staff, students and affiliates.

Research Talks

Speaker Date Title
Adam Devenish 7th August  
Carla Sgrò
(Monash University, Australia)
18th July
Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT

Responding to environmental change: plasticity or evolution?

James Russell
(The University of Auckland)
7th July
From Island to Archipelago Conservation: Predator Free New Zealand
Richard Pearson
3rd July
Refining predictions of species distributions using biotic interaction networks
Daniella Rabaiotti 5th June (12pm - Watson LT)

African wild dogs - pupset by climate change?

Jeremy Kerr 
(University of Ottawa)
25th May
12-1pm - Lankester LT Medawar Building

Climate change at the limits of species' ranges: converging responses across continents

Postponed 8th May  
Lizzie Boakes 3rd April Predicting the effects of climate change on African ecosystems
Richard Gregory 20th March

Saving Nature

Seirian Sumner 6th March Phenotypic plasticity in eusocial insects: genes to behaviour

Robin Southon

6th February Are males in social Hymenoptera just flying sperm?
Catherine Graham 24th January

Linking patterns and processes across scales: a case study with Neotropical hummingbirds

Alex Pigot 16th January

Ecological communities: accidents of history or ecologically preordained?

Prof Fabio Nascimento, University of Sao Paulo

5th December

Do queens of primitively eusocial insects use pheromones to downregulate worker reproduction?

Carole Dalin

7th November

From virtual water to sustainability indicators: quantifying the environmental sustainability of food production and trade

Sergio Henriques 3rd October

(Medawar Building G01 Lankester LT)
Overcoming bias, misconceptions and misuse of the IUCN Red List; the way forward

Roee Maor

5th September

Activity patterns reveal how dinosaurs shape(d) the evolution of mammals

All talks take place on the first working Monday of the month, between 1-2pm in the Watson Lecture Theatre, Medawar Building, UCL, unless otherwise stated.


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Past Events

Listed below are a range of past events that CBER has organised.