Seminar Series 2021/2022

Unfortunately, our long tradition of ornithological colloquies was also paused due to the pandemic, but we are very happy that we can continue these talksfor the winter, albeit for now in a virtual format.

NEW: On Wednesdays, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

Please order the Zoom-links at our registry.

03.11.2021                  Petra Quillfeldt Justus Liebig Universität Gießen

The small pelagics: Ecology of prions and storm-petrels

17.11.2021                  Barbara Helm University of Groningen (The Netherlands) & Schweizerische Vogelwarte

Sempach (Schweiz)

The right timing? Avian clocks meet changing environments

01.12.2021                  Reto Burri Schweizerische Vogelwarte Sempach (Schweiz)

Genomics of hybridization, speciation, and phenotypic evolution in wheatears (genus Oenanthe)

15.12.2021                  Rebecca Safran University of Colorado, Boulder (US)

The role of adaptation in phenotype divergence and speciation: an integrative and comparative perspective

12.01.2022                  Robert Rollins LMU Munich (Germany)

Out of Asia? The complex evolutionary history of Eurasian Lyme borreliosis spirochetes and the role of host and vector adaptation

26.01.2022                  Mark Hauber University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (US)

Testing ecological models through applied conservation projects: case studies from New Zealand seabirds

09.02.2022                  Elin Videvall (Brown University (US))

A Bird's-Eye View of the Microbiome

23.02.2022                  Martin Stervander Natural History Museum, Tring & London (UK) 

A cryptic conundrum? Museomics sheds light on neglected avian diversity in Africa

09.03.2022                  Marina Rodriguez Colorado State University (US)

Evaluating Climate Change Effects in Yellow Warblers Using Telomeres as a Biomarker of Fitness.