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 28th January 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Traits, roots and microbes; disentangling contributions to function in temperate grasslands Ellen Fry, University of Manchester APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 9th February 2015 Departmental Drivers of population changes in migratory birds
Jenny Gill, University of East Anglia Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Tuesday 10th February 2015 None - Extra Seminar Asian elephant behaviour and conservation - examples from Sri Lanka Shermin de Silva, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 11:15am
Wednesday 11th February 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Analysis of the presence, abundance and sequence variation of transposable elements in the genomes of extant species can help us piece together the evolutionary histories of transposable element families Elizabeth Hellen, University of Nottingham & Rutgers University APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Friday 13th February 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment The genetic basis of life-history variation and adaptation to temperate environments on Drosophila Alan Bergland, Stanford University APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 4pm
Monday 16th February 2015 Departmental Plant phylogeny and medicinal plant use Julie Hawkins, University of Reading Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 18th February 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Deciphering the geographical origin of a complex language using the Geographical Population Structure (GPS) Eran Elhaik, University of Sheffield APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 23rd February 2015 Departmental Making a living: the consequences of life, death and dispersal
Yvonne Buckley, Trinity College Dublin Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 25th February 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Using Marine Protected Areas to balance the needs of fisheries and conservation Bryce Beukers-Stewart, University of York Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 5 at 1pm
Tuesday 24th February 2015 Plant Science What do Arabidopsis hybrids tell us about adaptation? Roosa Laitinen, Max Planck Institute Firth Court F2 at 1pm
Monday 2nd March 2015 Departmental Past, current, and future research on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and their feedbacks Walter Oechel, San Diego State University Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 4th March 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment The landscape of senescence and lifespan across the tree of life. Owen Jones, University of Southern Denmark APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 9th March 2015 Departmental Spider silk and spinning a good yarn: Why protein denaturation isn't always a bad thing Chris Holland, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 11th March 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Invasion of lizard Hox clusters by transposable elements: a putative role for driving phenotypic evolution? Nathalie Feiner, University of Oxford APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 16th March 2015 Departmental Colours of speciation Martine Maan, University of Groningen Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Tuesday 17th March 2015 Plant Science Developmental genetics of plant rooting systems: past, present and future - CANCELLED
Liam Dolan, University of Oxford Firth Court F2 at 4pm
Wednesday 18th March 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Fisheries fallacies: The greatest doubt cast upon the biblical miracles is the fact that most of the witnesses were fishermen Magnus Johnson, University of Hull Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 3 at 1pm
Wednesday 25th March 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Monitoring tropical forest conservation and restoration for management planning Andy Marshall, University of York APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 13th April 2015 Departmental Indirect social and genetic effects and evolution of social behaviours Julia Schroeder, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 14th April 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Evolutionary history of Triturus newts: phylogeny, cryptic species, moving hybrid zones Ben Wiestra, University of Sheffield APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 20th April 2015 Departmental How elephants grow old
Virpi Lummaa, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Beyond the Flying Syringe: Mating Signals and Parasite Manipulation in Mosquitoes Lauren Cator, Imperial College London APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Friday 24th April 2015 None - Extra Seminar Population and community dynamics in fluctuating environments: The effects of heterogeneity on extinctions and coexistence Katherine Scranton, Yale University APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 27th April 2015 Departmental The Future Directions of Agri-Tech Research Achim Dobermann, Rothamsted Research Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Tuesday 28th April 2015 Plant Science Scaling crop photosynthetic responses to global change from the leaf to the canopy Carl Bernnachi, University of Illinois Alfred Denny Conference Room (A225) at 12pm
Wednesday 29th April 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Eco-evolutionary dynamics in aquatic ecosystems Blake Matthews, EAWAG Switzerland APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Wednesday 6th May Ecology, Evolution & Environment Feedback loops in complex ecosystems: how nature gets its rhythms Anje-Margriet Neutel, British Antarctic Survey APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 11th May 2015 Savigear Lectures Thinking without a brain: the self-organisation of plant form Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Monday 11th May 2015 Savigear Lectures Molecular basis of social behaviour Seirian Sumner, University of Bristol Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 2:30pm
Wednesday 13th May 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Working in Conservation: the 'real world' Niki Rivers, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 9 at 1pm
Wednesday 20th May 2015 Plant Science TBC Tobias Baskin, University of Massachusetts Firth Court F2 at 1pm
Wednesday 27th May 2015 Ecology, Evolution & Environment TBC Jan Oettler, University of Regensburg APS Common Room (D219) Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Tuesday 9th June 2015 Plant Science TBC Ian Bancroft, University of York Alfred Denny Conference Room (A225) at 12pm