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Gee Research Blog

Handicaps, Honesty and VisibilityWhy Are Ornaments Always Exaggerated?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:30 +0000

Sexual selection is a form of natural selection that favours traits that increase mating success, often at the expense of survival. It is responsible for a huge variety of characteristics and behaviours we observe in nature, and most conspicuously, sexual selection explains the elaborate ornaments such as the antlers of red deer and the tail […]

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PREDICTS Project: Land-Use Change Doesn’t Impact All Biodiversity Equally

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:17:53 +0000

Humans are destroying, degrading and depleting our tropical forests at an alarming rate. Every minute, an area of Amazonian rainforest equivalent to 50 football pitches is cleared of its trees, vegetation and wildlife. Across the globe, tropical and sub-tropical forests are being cut down to make way for expanding towns and cities, for agricultural land […]

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Calculated Risks: Foraging and Predator Avoidance in Rodents

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:07:08 +0000

Finding food is one of the most important tasks for any animal – most animal activity is focused on this job. But finding food usually involves some risks – leaving the safety of your burrow or nest to go out into a dangerous world full of predators, disease and natural hazards. Animals should therefore be […]

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Applying Metabolic Scaling Laws to Predicting Extinction Risk

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:32:49 +0000

The Earth is warming. That much were are now certain of. A major challenge for scientists hoping to ameliorate the effect of this on biodiversity is to predict how temperature increases will affect populations. Predicting the responses of species living in complex ecosystems and heterogenous environments is a difficult task, but one starting point is […]

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The Importance of Size in the Evolution of Complexity in Ants

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:14:37 +0000

Ants are amongst the most abundant and successful species on Earth. They live in complex, cooperative societies, construct elaborate homes and exhibit many of the hallmarks of our own society. Some ants farm crops, others tend livestock. Many species have a major impact on the ecosystems they live in, dispersing seeds, consuming huge quantities of […]

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Academic Retreat

ZSL Mappin Pavilion

Joint GEE/IOZ Research Away Day

Mappin Pavillion, Institute of Zoology, London Zoo Regents Park

Thursday 18 April 2013   

09:00-10:00 Coffee
10:00-10.30

Jon Bielby (IoZ)

Behavioural, ecological and epidemiological impacts of badger mortality

10:30-11:00

Nazif Alic (IHA)

Transcriptional control and ageing in Drosophila: beyond dFOXO

11:00-11:30

Paola Oliveri (GEE/CDB)

Regulatory control and evolution of skeleton in echinoderms

11.30-12.00

Richard Pearson (CBER)

Modeling species’ ecological niches and geographic distributions

12.00-12.30

John Allen (Visiting Professor GEE)

Energy, fidelity, ageing, sex. Oocyte mitochondria are quiescent genetic templates

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:30

Paul Jepson (IoZ)

Investigating impacts of chemical and noise pollution in dolphins and porpoises

14:30-15:00

Oliver Davis (UGI)

Mapping the UK's genetic and environmental hotspots

15:00-15:30

Garrett Hallenthal (UGI)

Inferring ancestry and historical mixing events using haplotypes

15:30-16:00

Tea

16:00-16:30

Nichola Raihani (GEE)

Human punishment is motivated by inequity aversion not a desire for reciprocity

16:30-17:00

Trent Garner (IoZ)

Determining when infectious diseases are conservation threats to amphibians

17:00-18:00 Drinks

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