Seminars

Scheduled seminars in APS are listed below. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the seminars, but the seminar series differ a little in their focus as indicated below.

Every effort is made to keep to the scheduled programme, but changes do have to be made sometimes. Please look out for posters in the Department, or notices on the APS home page for any late alterations.

  • Departmental seminars: aimed everyone in the Dept, and anyone outside who might be interested
  • Research Group seminars: two seminar series (Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour & Plant Science) usually on current research work, by both internal and external speakers.
  • Graduate Seminars: current postgraduate students presenting their own research work. Usually two shorter seminars together.

APS seminars can be added to your Google Calendar by using the following URL:
www.google.com/calendar/ical/sheffield.ac.uk_1k6e1861e1i5qp5d84fshacf94%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
Alternatively, you can view the seminars in a web page calendar if you don't use Google Calendar.


Date Series Title Speaker Venue and time
Wednesday 13th January 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Genetic mapping in autopolyploids using quantitative SNP genotyping Marcelo Mollinari, North Carolina State University APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Wednesday 20th January 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Using ecosystem models to answer macroecological questions about climate change: the ecologist perspective Ana Queirós, Plymouth Marine Laboratory APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Wednesday 27th January 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment The great tit genome and its implications for genome evolution Toni Gossmann, University of Sheffield APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Brown trout and heavy metals: the genetic basis of adaptation to Britain's mining history Jonathan Green, University of Exeter APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 8th February 2016 Departmental Seminar Genes controlling mimicry in Heliconius butterflies Nicola Nadeau, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 10th February 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Targeting conservation to safeguard tropical biodiversity: insights from Borneo Matt Struebig, DICE University of Kent APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 15th February 2016 Departmental Seminar Climate change and biodiversity. Why I think there is a serious disconnect between threat reality, evaluation practice and policy response Paul Pearce-Kelly, Zoological Society London Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 17th February 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Recent developments for modelling butterfly abundance Emily Dennis, University of Kent APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 22 February 2016 Departmental Seminar Extinction and recovery: past, present and future Mike Benton, University of Bristol Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 24th February 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Ant nest networks: collective decision making and self-organisation Elva Robinson, University of York APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Friday 26th February 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Molecular genetics of parenting Allen Moore, University of Georgia APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 29 February 2016 Savigear Lectures Using genetic resources to answer ecological questions Lindsay Turnbull, University of Oxford Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Monday 29th February 2016 Savigear Lectures Sex, conflict and selfish genes Nina Wedell, University of Exeter Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 2:30pm
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Selective permeable species boundaries among hibridising butterflies Simon Martin, University of Cambridge APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Tuesday 8 March 2016 Departmental Seminar Evolutionary ecology of sexual and asexual reproduction Hannah Kokko, University of Zurich (Postgrad invited speaker) Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 9th March 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Evolution of caste biased gene expression and Darwin's problem with social insects Heikki Helanterä, University of Helsinki APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 14th March 2016 Departmental Seminar The Greening of the Arctic: Climate as a Driver of Tundra Vegetation Change Isla Myers-Smith, University of Edinburgh Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 16th March 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Evolution of complex structural variation at the MNS blood group locus Ellen Leffler, University of Oxford APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Wednesday 6th April 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Transgenerational immune priming in insects: from moths to bees Dalial Freitak, University of Helsinki APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 11th April 2016 Departmental Seminar Genetics of alternative mating strategies in a lek-breeding bird Terry Burke, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 13th April 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment The Ladybird Book of Death Tamsin Majerus, University of Nottingham APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 18th April 2016 Departmental Seminar Dynamics of selfing evolution and its genomic consequences: Insights from plants and freshwater snails
Sylvain Glemin, CNRS - Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 20th April 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Hydrological niches in plant communities, or 'Where is a plant’s beak? Jonathan Silvertown, University of Edinburgh APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 25th April 2016 Departmental Seminar Below-ground biotic interactions, biogeochemical cycles, & feedbacks to Climate Change Richard Bardgett, University of Manchester Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre at 1pm
Tuesday 26th April 2016 Plant Science Searching for generality in multi-trophic interactions Alison Bennett, James Hutton Institute, Dundee F2 Lecture Theatre, Firth Court at 1pm
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Plant Science From fixation to end-product synthesis: following the path of carbon in C3 and C4 plants Stephanie Arrivault, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 5 at 1pm
Wednesday 4th May 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Self-assembled structural colour in nature Andrew Parnell, University of Sheffield APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 9th May 2016 Departmental Seminar Transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils Elizabeth Murchison, University of Cambridge Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 11th May 2016 Ecology, Evoltion & Environment Statistics meets biology in marine research John Barry, CEFAS Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Monday 16th May 2016 Departmental Seminar APS279 Showcase APS279 Students Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 18th May 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Sympatric speciation! Divergence-with-gene-flow in East African crater lake cichlid fish Alexandra Tyers, Bangor University APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 23rd May 2016 Departmental Seminar How plasticity in behaviour shapes life history trade-offs in albatrosses Sam Patrick, University of Liverpool Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 25th May 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Global patterns and processes in avian diversification Chris Cooney, University of Sheffield APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Wednesday 1st June 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment The Value of Information in Social-ecological Systems Katrina Davis, University of Queensland APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Friday 10th June 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Linking Models of Reproductive Allocation to Population Dynamics of Marine Species Holly Kindsvater, Rutgers University APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Friday 10th June 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Dynamics of Adaptation in Complex Models Jeremy Draghi, Brooklyn College APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Tuesday 21st June 2016 Plant Science Exploring the rhizosphere: Imaging plant-soil interactions using X-ray CT Saoirse Tracy, University College Dublin F2 Lecture Theatre, Firth Court at 2pm
Friday 24th June 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment A global perspective on conflict and cooperation in animal mating systems
Simon Griffith, Macquarie University APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 2pm
Tuesday 28th June 2016 Plant Science Insights into the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in grasses Martha Ludwig, University of Western Australia F2 Lecture Theatre, Firth Court at 1pm
Thursday 30th June 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Human Judgment vs. quantitative models for the management of ecological populations Matthew Holden, University of Queensland APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm