The Growth of the Evolutionary Thought

Public lecture series

"The Growth of the Evolutionary Thought" is an interdisciplinary lecture series dealing with aspects of Evolution within the disciplines Biology, Medicine, Geosciences, and Philosophy. It provides an in-depth introduction to the history and philosophy of evolutionary science.

The lecture series is also part of the Advanced Module (Fortgeschrittenenmodul) "The Growth of the Evolutionary Thought" for MSc and PhD students. More information

Timetable winter term 2020/21

Mondays, 17.00 - 18.15

Due to the current situation, the public lecture series will be hosted online via zoom in the upcoming winter term. Link to join the zoom available on request from Francesco Catania.

Public talks of the lectures series

Date Speaker Title
02.11.2020 Cameron K. Ghalambor
Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics, Norwegian University for Science and Technology
Incorporating the role of phenotypic plasticity into studies of adaptive evolution
09.11.2020 Alessandro Minelli
Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, University of Padova, Emeritus
Exploring the maze of living forms
16.11.2020 Frédéric Thomas
Centre de Recherches Écologiques & Évolutives sur le Cancer, Montpellier
Evolution and cancer
23.11.2020 Jill Hamilton
Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University
Adaptive evolution in a changing climate: challenges and opportunities for restoration and conservation

Tracey Chapman
School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia

The role of sexual conflict in driving evolutionary change

Irja Ida Ratikainen
Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The effect of environmetal stochasticity on the outcome of evolution
14.12.2020 Élio Sucena
Evolution and Development, Gulbenkian Institute for Science, Portugal
11.01.2021 Niels Dingemanse
Department Biology II, LMU Munich
Adaptive animal personality variation? Evidence form field studies of natural and sexual selection
18.01.2021 Robert Paxton
Institute of Biology/Zoology, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Viral quasi species - a slap in the face of Darwinism
25.01.2021 Melanie Dammhahn
Animal Ecology, University of Potsdam
Ecological consequences of individual differences in behaviour
01.02.2021 Iain Couzin
Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior &
Biodiversity and Collective Behaviour, University of Konstanz
The evolution of collective intelligence