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
Monday 3rd October 2016 Departmental Next generation biogeography and the origins of adaptive novelties Jill Olofsson, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 5th October 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Identifying conservation opportunities for pollinators in urban areas Katherine Baldock, University of Bristol APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 10th October 2016 Departmental Sexual competition and conflict in viscous populations Tom Pizzari, University of Oxford Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 12th October 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Global change drivers are increasing pollen limitation in wild plants Joanne Bennett, iDiv Germany APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Wednesday 12th October 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Influences on recovery to islands eradicated of predators Steph Borrelle, AUT New Zealand APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 17th October 2016 Departmental Microbial Evolution: Taking a dip in the mobile Gene Pool

Mike Brockhurst, University of York

Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 19th October 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Untangling Food Webs: DNA metabarcoding as a tool to reveal trophic interactions Joanne Littlefair, Queen Mary University of London APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 24th October 2016 Departmental Anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forests can double biodiversity loss from deforestation Jos Barlow, Lancaster University Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Monday 31st October 2016 Departmental Ocean acidification - what have we learnt? Phil Williamson, University of East Anglia Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Siliceous Plant ecology Julia Cooke, Open University APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 7th November 2016 Departmental Camouflage in motion: how moving prey can hide from predators Candy Rowe, Newcastle University Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Tuesday 8th November 2016 Plant Science 1001 Arabidopsis Genomes
Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute Lecture Theatre F2, Firth Court at 1pm
Wednesday 9th November 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Making the ecosystem service approach applicable by using Bayesian modelling Stefanie Broszeit, PML APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Thursday 10th November 2016 Plant Science Cell wall architecture: A key to plant resistance and biomass conversion

Christian Voigt University of Hamburg

Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 2pm
Monday 14th November 2016 Departmental The evolution of complex traits Gudrun Kadereit, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Tuesday 15th November 2016 Plant Science Improving leaf carbon metabolism to increase yield potential
Christine Raines, University of Essex Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 3 at 2pm
Wednesday 16th November 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Trade-offs regulate the evolution of senescence in animals and plants Rob Salguero-Gómez, University of Sheffield APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 21st November 2016 Departmental The PREDICTS project Andy Purvis, Natural History Museum Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Extrapolating population performance:  Approach with caution.
Shaun Coutts, University of Sheffield APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 28th November 2016 Departmental (grasslands, vegetation dynamics, fire ecology) Caroline Lehmann, University of Edinburgh Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 30th November 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Prioritising conservation with messy citizen science data Alison Johnston, BTO APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 5th December 2016 Departmental The benefits of a colourful diet;  Some of the science behind 5-a-day
Cathie Martin, John Innes Centre Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 7th December 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Constraints on the patterns of animal life-history strategies Kevin Healy, Trinity College Dublin APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Friday 9th December 2016 Departmental Habitat selection in transformed landscapes and the role of novel ecosystems for the native species Professor Pedro Quintana-Ascencio UCF Biology Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Monday 12th December 2016 Departmental Reproductive physiology, diet and trade-offs in adaptation to novel diets
Trish Moore University of Georgia Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 14th December 2016 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Cracking neural circuits underlying female reproductive behaviours in Fruit Flies
Caroline Rezával, University of Oxford APS Common Room, Alfred Denny Building D219 at 12noon
Wednesday 8th February 2017 Ecology, Evolution and Environment Risks and benefits of catching pretty good yield in multispecies mixed fisheries

Robert Thorpe  CEFAS

APS Common Room Alfred Denny Building D 219 at 12 noon
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Ecology, Evolution and Environment

Metagenomics in Soil and Gut: From Environmental modelling to SNP discovery Falk Hilderbrand European Molecular Biology Laboratory APS Common Room Alfred Denny Building D 219 at 1 pm
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Ecology, Evolution and Environment Why Modelling.....from statistical to ecosystem modelling Natalia Serpetti from Scottish Association for Marine Science APS Common Room Alfred Denny Building D 219 at 1 pm
Monday 27 February 2017 Departmental Mapping the dynamic consequences of the biotic interactions: From the individuals to communities Will Petry From UPH Zurich Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1.00pm
Tuesday 28th February 2017 Plant Science What is Lov? From plant phototropism to optogenetic applications Professor John Christie from University of  Glasgow F2 Firth Court at 2.00pm
Wednesday 1st March 2017 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Ageing:  Beyond Smurfness Michael Rera Universite Diderot Paris APS Common Room Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 6th March 2017 Deparmental Understanding the biology of ageing using experimental demography of death Mirre Simons University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1.00pm
Wednesday 8th March 2017 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Sexual Selection: Impact on speciation and Decomposition along pre and postmating episodes Dr Lucas Marie-Orleach University of St Andrews APS Common Room Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Wednesday 15th March 2017 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Modelling Phenology for marked and unmarked populations
Eleni Matechou University of Kent APS Common Room Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 Ecology Evolution & Environment Pick your plasmid and Evolve: Ecological and evolutionary factors promoting the survival of mercury resistance plasmids in microbial populations
James Hall University of Sheffield Alfred Denny D Floor Common Room at 1.00pm
Wedneday 29th March 2017 Ecology Evolution & Environment Tracing the ruminant Genome Evolution
Dr Marta Farre Royal Veterinary College of London Alfred Denny  D Floor Common Room  at 1.00pm
Wednesday 5th April 2017 Ecology Evolution & Environment Conservation Ecology in 21st century Africa:  Camera traps, nets and metabarcoding Luke Powell University of Glasgow Alfred Denny D Floor Common room at 1.00pm
Wednesday 19th April 2017 Ecology Evolution & Environment The influence of selective sweeps on the relationship between the efficiency of natural selection and genetic diversity
Jennifer James University of Sussex Alfred Denny D Floor Common Room at 1.00pm
Monday 24 April 2017 Departmental Grasslands and Climate Change Yann Hautier University of Utrecht Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1.00pm
Tuesday 25th April 2017 Plant Science Reactive Carbonyl species, heat induced pollen-sterility and global food security in a warming world
Tammy Sage University of California Firth Court Lecture Theatre (F2) at 11.00am
Wednesday 26th April 2017 Ecology, Evolution & Environment "Replaying the (sex) tape of life:  How mating systems have shaped convergent evolution in plants" Stuart Campbell The University of Sheffield APS Common Room Alfred Denny Building D219 at 1pm
Monday 15th May 2017 Departmental Camouflage in motion:  How moving prey can hide from predators Candy Rowe The University of Newcastle Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm
Tuesday 30th May 2017 Plant Science New ways to look at how roots interact with soils
Lionel Dupuy from The James Hutton Institute Alfred Denny Conference room at 12.00 noon