Biological & Environmental Sciences Research Seminar Series

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 2017 Semester
DateSpeakerTitle of PresentationInstitutionB.E.S. Host
11 September 2017 Start of Semester
11 September 2017 Dr Craig F Purchase Ecology and evolution of fish sperm Memorial University of Newfoundland Luc Bussière
25 September 2017 Professor Julia Koricheva Effects of plant intraspecific diversity on arthropod communities: a meta-analysis Royal Holloway, University of London Zarah Pattison
16 October 2017 Dr Steve Mills Computer Vision beyond Computer Science University of Otago, New Zealand  Phil Bartie
23 October 2017 Mid-Semester Break (23 October - 27 October)
06 November 2017 Dr Axel Hagermann  Cup or cone? A laboratory-based approach to understanding ices in our planetary system The Open University  Christian Schröder 
13 November 2017
Dr Hannah Froy  The ecology of ageing in wild animal populations University of Edinburgh  Adam Hayward 
22 November 2017
Jeremy Froidevaux LiDAR technology: new perspectives for studying bats in forests University of Bristol Kirsty Park
27 November 2017 Dr Heather Rumble Life On Top: The Soil Ecology of Green Roofs University of Portsmouth Zarah Pattison 
04 December 2017 Professor Lindsay Stringer Building blocks for sustainable futures: insights from Africa, Asia and Antarctica University of Leeds David Oliver 
07 December 2017 Start of Exam Diet


Spring 2018 Semester
DateSpeakerTitle of PresentationInstitutionB.E.S. Host
15 January 2018 Start of Semester
15 January 2018 Sally Eaton Landscape scale conservation of lichen epiphytes in temperate rainforests Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor
22 January 2018 Dr Adrian Brennan  tbc Durham University Mario Vallejo-Marin
29 January 2018 Jüergen Schleppi  tbc Heriot-Watt University Christian Schröder
05 February 2018        
12 February 2018        
19 February 2018        
26 February 2018 Dr Deborah Long tbc  University of Dundee Kirsty Park
05 March 2018 Dr Christoph Meyer tbc University of Salford Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor
12 March 2018        
19 March 2018        
26 March 2018 Dominic Clarke tbc University of Bristol Mario Vallejo-Marin
02 April 2018 Easter Monday
09 April 2018        
16 April 2018        
23 April 2018        
20 April 2018        
07 May 2018        
14 May 2018        


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