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Research seminar series

Spring Semester Meetings, 2019.

Autumn Seminar series is to be held on Mondays in 3A142. Seminars start at 1pm.

Stuart Auld is co-ordinating the seminar series.

Instructions for B.E.S. Hosts

It is expected that those inviting speakers will act as the Host, i.e. deal with directions here, introduce them and if they're staying overnight organise drinks/meal. In some cases it might even be appropriate to put a speaker up in your own house. Hosts are expected to arrange dates, and deal with expenses:

1. In advance

Staff are expected to invite speakers for a free slot in the seminar diary, arrange and confirm dates. Then through emailing Stuart the diary will be updated. Seminar Series is to be held on Mondays at 1pm, room booking to be confirmed.

2. On the day

Seminar Room 3A142. Please allow speakers to allow speakers to familiarise themselves with the room and get PowerPoint presentations loaded. 3A142 is well equipped with presentation aids, slide and overhead projection equipment.

A trip to the Meadowpark pub after the presentation and discussion is suggested after the talk as this would be a nice way of finishing the day. It also provides an opportunity for students to talk to the speaker less formally.

3. After the event

Expenses claim forms will be available for the Host to give to the speaker.

  • Autumn 2019 Semester



    Title of Presentation


    B.E.S. Host

    09 September 2019

    Start of Semester

    09 September 2019 (1)

    Kirsten Lear Bats, Agaves, and People: Collaborative Conservation to Protect Endangered Migratory Pollinators in Mexico University of Georgia Kirsty Park

    09 September 2019 (2)

    Laura Pulscher Exploring Health Related Threats to the Critically Endangered Christmas Island Flying-Fox University of Sydney Kirsty Park

    16 September 2019


    23 September 2019

    Dr Crispin Jordan What is sexual dimorphism? University of Edinburgh Luc Bussière 

    30 September 2019


    07 October 2019

    Katerina Günter

    Learn, Teach and “Do” Science – Supporting Students in Developing a Science Identity

    Uppsala University, Sweden Luc Bussière

    14 October 2019

    Germán Orizaola tbc University of Oviedo  Stuart Auld

    21 October 2019

    Mid-Semester Break (21 October - 25 October)

    28 October 2019





    04 November 2019


    11 November 2019

    Dr Helen Taylor tbc Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Kirsty Park 

    18 November 2019


    25 November 2019


    02 December 2019

    Prof Dr Klaus Lunau How flowers limit pollen collection and improve pollination by bees Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Carlos Nune

    05 December 2019

    Start of Exam Diet

    09 December 2019




    16 December 2019

  • Spring 2020 Semester




    Title of Presentation


    B.E.S. Host

    13 January 2020

    Start of Semester

    13 January 2020


    20 January 2020



    27 January 2020


    03 February 2020

    Dr Nisha Ramkissoon Searching for signs of life on Mars The Open University Christian Schröder

    17 February 2020

    Mid-semester (17 February - 21 February)

    24 February 2020


    02 March 2020


    09 March 2020


    16 March 2020


    23 March 2020


    30 March 2020


    06 April 2020


    13 April 2020

    Easter Monday

    20 April 2020


    27 April 2020


    04 May 2020


    11 May 2020

    Prof Andrea Case tbc Kent State University Mario Vallejo-Marin 

    18 May 2020


    25 May 2020

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