Centre for Ecology and Evolution


Autumn Symposium and Mixer Event 2019

The Symposium bring together researchers from all of the CEE institutions to provide a series of 10 minute flash talks which cover a range of topics from Species Extinction to Biodiversity and Plastic Pollution to Mapping Genes, providing thought provoking conversations over lunch, coffee, and followed by an evening wine reception. All staff, postdocs, and students are encouraged to attend to jump-start the academic year and engage with other London-area researchers in ecology and evolution.

Event Details

CEE Autumn Mixer Event   
20th September 2019
13:00 to 19:00 
Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF


The event is free of charge and is open to all staff and students who are affiliated to a CEE Member Institution. In order to help with numbers for the event and catering we ask that all attendees register via the Eventbrite link: https://autumn-mixer-2019.eventbrite.co.uk   


Natural History Museum
Alex Bond - The shearwater and the bottlecap: plastics pollution and its effects on wildlife
Bonnie Webster - The sex lives of schistosomes; interrelationships of the S. haematobium species group

Royal Holloway, University of London
Deborah Harvey - Connecting children with the biodiversity in their school grounds
Danniella Hodgson - The dynamics, interaction and impacts of plastics on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland

Queen Mary, University of London
Richard Nichols - Geology meets genomics
Elisabetta Versace - Where do ideas come from? The chick and the origins of knowledge

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Abbey Page - Fathers, grandmothers and siblings: the future of studying cooperative reproduction in humans
David Allen - Understanding virus evolution in the human population

Insitute of Zoology
James Hansford - How did animals go extinct before the Anthropocene?
Monika Bohm - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Ten years+ of the Sampled Red List Index

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Juan Viruel - From specimen to spoon: squeezing out genomic information to provide food security and inform conservation in yams
Peter Gasson - Seeing the wood from the trees – wood inside and out

University of Roehampton
Stuart Semple - Compression as a universal principle of biological information systems
Jessica Bryant - Does the early baboon catch the (Guinea) worm? Understanding how baboon ecology contributes to Guinea worm transmission in Ethiopia

Royal Veterinary College, University of London 
Chris Basu - TBC
Ashleigh Wiseman - 
How to reconstruct hominin locomotion from fossil tracks: a biomechanical approach

University College London
Aida Gomez-Robles - The evolution of human altriciality and brain plasticity in comparative context
Jasmine Ono - Mapping of speciation genes that cause yeast hybrid sterility

Imperial College London
Peter Graystock - Engineering bumblebee microbiomes to increase host tolerance to pesticides


CEE Autumn Symposium Flyer 2019