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Department of Zoology


Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series

The Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series is organized by Drs. Emily Mitchell. and Stephen Pates. Talks cover recent research on a wide variety of topics from evolutionary genetics through behavioural ecology to ecology and natural history.  Speakers are international, national and local. Part II undergraduate zoologists are encouraged to attend.

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Evolution and Development Seminar Series

The EvoDevo Seminar Series explores evolutionary concepts by studying, among other things, developmental processes. The interdepartmental seminar series between Zoology, Genetic, Plant Biology and PDN is organized by Bethan Clark, Giacomo Gattoni, and Dr Christine Hirschberger and Dr Nadine Randel. Our topics cover everything evodevo across various levels, ranging from genes, cells, tissues, organisms and up to macroevolutionary patterns evident in paleontology. After each seminar there is the opportunity for individual meetings with international and national speakers.

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Scientific Ethics Seminar Series

The Scientific Ethics Seminar Series is designed to give research students the chance to confront and discuss ethical issues they will face as professional scientists. Such a course is felt to be necessary in view of the sensitivity of society to the perceived misbehaviour of scientists, the complex relationship between scientific issues and society and the increasing pressure on scientists in a competitive environment.

As this course is only offered every two years, research students are expected to attend in either Year 1 or Year 2. Students in later years who may have missed the previous course are also welcome to attend, as are interested post-docs. 

All seminars are on Zoom and consist of an informal presentation (approx. 30 mins), setting out the issues and questions, after which the topic will be opened for discussion.

Summer Seminar Series

These talks were instigated to give more exposure to current research being conducted within the Department of Zoology. With other seminar series finishing for the summer, it is hoped that people will take advantage of the opportunity to hear from colleagues spanning a range of research interests. Two speakers share each hour-long seminar, and the series runs for six weeks.