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 1st October 2014 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Sexual selection, sperm competition and incipient speciation in a widespread dung fly, Sepsis punctum (Sepsidae) Nalini Puniamoorthy, Syracuse University APS Common Room, (D219), Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 6th October 2014 Departmental In search of the Holy Grail of Population Genetics From DNA to Home Village in 30 seconds
Eran Elhaik, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Thermal safety, environmental variability and geographic distributions Amanda Bates, University of Southampton APS Common Room (D219), Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 13th October 2014 Departmental Managing tropical agriculture to minimize biodiversity loss Dave Edwards, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Tuesday 14th October 2014 Plant Science Genetics of speciation in Howea palms Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Conference Room (A225) at 4pm
Wednesday 15th October 2014 Ecology, Evolution & Environment What can ant hybrids tell us about speciation? Jonna Kulmuni, University of Sheffield APS Common Room (D219), Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 20th October 2014 Departmental The Holobiontic Nature of the Human Genome Frank Ryan, University of Sheffield Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Ecology, Evolution & Environment The limits to parapatric speciation: Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilities in the presence of gene flow Claudia Bank, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Alfred Denny Conference Room (A225) at 4pm
Monday 27th October 2014 Departmental For the learned and the curious: natural history collections in the 21st century Ian Owens, Natural History Museum Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 29th October 2014 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Coral reef fish community relationships with complexity in the Caribbean Steve Newman, University of Newcastle APS Common Room (D219), Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 3rd November 2014 Departmental Testing ecological energetic theory on experimental deep-sea wood falls Craig McClain, NESCent - National Evolutionary Synthesis Center Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Tuesday 4th November 2014 Plant Science TBC Christine Foyer, University of Leeds Alfred Denny Conference Room (A225) at 4pm
Wednesday 5th November 2014 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Towards predictive models of animal movement and space use: a case study of multi-species bird flocks in Amazonia Jonathan Potts, University of Sheffield APS Common Room (D219), Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 10th November 2014 Departmental Evolution of shoot development in land plants Jane Langdale, University of Oxford Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Monday 17th November 2014 Departmental Punishment and cooperation Nichola Raihani, UCL Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 19th November 2014 Ecology, Evolution & Environment The what, when and how of dwarf elephant evolution in the Mediterranean
Victoria Herridge, Natural History Museum APS Common Room (D219), Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 24th November 2014 Departmental A unified science of leaf venation: hydraulics, development evolution, and ecology in past, present and future Lawren Sack, UCLA Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Tuesday 25th November 2014 Plant Science TBC Andrea Brautigam, University of Dusseldorf F2 Firth Court at 1pm
Wednesday 26th November 2014 Ecology, Evolution & Environment Time, genes and environment, an evolutionary problem in the wild Julien Martin, University of Aberdeen APS Common Room (D219), Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 1st December 2014 Departmental Social conflict in insect societies Andrew Bourke, University of East Anglia Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Wednesday 3rd December Ecology, Evolution & Environment Low latitude diversification in the early Palaeogene greenhouse Phil Jardine, Open University APS Common Room (D219), Alfred Denny Building at 1pm
Monday 8th December 2014 Departmental Managing protected and endangered wildlife: the importance of evidence Rosie Woodroffe, Zoological Society of London Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 2 at 1pm
Tuesday 16th December 2014 Plant Science Optimising photoprotection in plant canopies for enhanced productivity Erik Murchie, University of Nottingham Alfred Denny Conference Room (A225) at 4pm
Wednesday 17th December 2014 Departmental and Ecology, Evolution & Environment The Spoon Lecture: Relativity and Anchors in Time Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins, University of Cambridge Alfred Denny Lecture Theatre 1 at 1pm