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New Year in London Jan 2002

Recent Presentations




Honorary lectures:

The Mangelsdorf Distinguished Speaker, University of North Carolina (2013)

The Albert L. Tester Lecture, University of Hawaii, HI (2010)

The Jack & Pat Bryan Distinguished Lecture, Syracuse University (2010)

The Storer Foundation Lecture, University of California-Davis, CA (2010)

The John Tyler Bonner Lecture, Princeton University, NJ (2009)

The John Maynard Smith Award Lecture, University of Aahrus, Denmark (2001).

    The Theodosius Dobzhansky Award Lecture, University of Tennessee, TN, USA (2001).

     

Plenaries, keynotes, invited symposia:

2016

"Breaking the curse of complexity in adaptive evolution of complex traits". Symposium: Evolutionary Endocrinology: Hormones as mediators of evolutionary phenomena, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Portland OR.

The earlier the investment, the greater the return: The Heckman Curve in the evolution of maternal effects”. Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, Chicago.

"Lighting the pathway: Photographing as learning and exploring". International Nature Photography Festival 2016, Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen (GDT), Lünen, Germany.

2015

Keynote lecture. "Islands in the Sea of Possibilities: Making sense of biological diversity in the era of genomics". Banquet Plenary The 2015 iNBRE/NIH (Network of Biomedical Research Excellence/ National Institute of Health) Conference, Town Hall, Fayetteville, AR, United States.

2014

Plenary lecture. "Colors of the Past: Can ancient metabolic pathways direct contemporary avian color evolution?". Joint Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologist, Estes Park, CO, United States

"Illuminating Exposures: Using the camera to answer questions, make discoveries and tell stories". Wildscreen Photography Festival 2014. Royal Geographic Society, London. UK. Also, WPY Masterclass, Natural History Museum, London, UK.

2013

Plenary lecture. "Inheritance: Local and Express. Historical scaling of the key evolutionary concept". Symposium "Towards an Evolutionary Theory of Nongenetic Effects", Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

"From emergence to evolution: Phenotypic integration of complex offspring sex-bias”. Symposium “Hormone-mediated sex ratio adjustment in vertebrates”. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, United States.

"Structuring evolution: biochemical network view of avian color diversification". XXV Reunion Packard Fellows Conference, Colorado, United States.

"Tradeoff between robustness and elaboration produces cycles of avian color diversification". Invited SymposiumFrontiers in Science”. Kavli Foundation and National Academy of Sciences Meeting, Irvine, CA, United States.

2012

Plenary plenary."Paving the road to evolutionary change with physiological adaptability". The 2012 EcoGenes Conference " Global change in the Mediterranean: Learning from experiences worldwide". European Commission and Spanish National Research Council. Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain.

2011

"Origin of the fittest: cycles of developmental emergence and genetic determination in evolution". Invited speaker for symposium “Evolutionary implications of non-genetic inheritance”. XIII Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Tuebingen, Germany.

“Specializing in Impossible”, Plenary, WildPhotos 2011 Congress. Royal Geographic Society, London. UK.

2010

Plenary address. "Stress and the origin of novelty in evolution". International symposium "Stress and Evolution", Universität Münster, Münster, Germany.

"Integration with feather growth networks facilitate genetic assimilation of novel carotenoid compounds". Symposium "Eco-Devo: Adaptation in Real Time", European EvoDevo Meeting, Paris, France

“Epigenetic regulation of development links adaption and diversification of skeletal phenotypes”. Symposium: "Anatomical variation: genetic, developmental, and comparative perspectives" (with R. L. Young). Annual Meeting of American Association of Anatomists, Anaheim, CA.

“Colorful phenotypes of colorless genotypes: Origin and evolution of diet-derived pigmentation in animals". 2010 Packard Fellows Meeting, Monterey, CA

2009

Plenary address. "New perspectives in evolutionary ornithology". 79th Annual meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society, USA

"Parental effects in development and evolution". Symposium "Nuture goes molecular: Epigenetic mechanisms and the innate/acquired distinction". (with T. Uller). The 2009 meeting of the International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology. Brisbane, Australia.

 

2008

Keynote address. "Maternal effects as generators of evolutionary change". 2nd Workshop in Evolutionary Biology, University of Wollongong, Australia.

"Developmental evolution of mating strategies indicated by diet-dependent color displays". Symposium: "Pathways to Novelty and Diversity: The Causes and Consequences of Polyphenism". 45th Meeting of ABS, Snowbird, US.

"Developmental evolution of sexual displays: model and a test of feather growth and pigmentation". XX Reunion Packard Fellows Meeting, Park City, US.

"Developmental accommodation of muscle activity in the mammalian mandible". Symposium: "Canalization, Robustness, and Developmental Stability". 2nd European Evolutionary Developmental Biology Meeting, Ghent, Belgium (with R. L. Young).

"Evolvability and robustness in color displays: Bridging the gap between theory and data." Conference "Phenotypic and Developmental Plasticity", Kerala, India

2007

"Developmental evolution of mating strategies indicated by diet-derived color displays". Fourth Kristineberg Symposium “Mating System Evolution”, The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden.

"Origin and evolution of novel phenotypes: From environmental induction to genetic inheritance in color displays". Symposium: "Ecological dimorphisms in vertebrates: proximate and ultimate causes". 2007 Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Phoenix, US.

"Developmental evolution of recurring modules and generation of organismal diversity". XIX Annual Packard Fellows Meeting, Monterey Bay, CA, US.

"Developmental evolution of BMPs: From postnatal epigenetic remodeling to adaptive genetic divergence". Symposium: "Ecological dimorphisms in vertebrates: proximate and ultimate causes". 2007 Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Phoenix, US.

"Darwinism in the 21st century: Beyond the Modern Synthesis". The International Society for History, Philosophy, & Social Studies of Biology. The ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society Exeter, UK.

2006

"Generation and evolution of animal color diversity: Reconciling within-species continuity with species divergence". XVIII Annual Packard Fellows Meeting, Monterey Bay, US.

"Resolution of a trade-off between current reproduction and future sexual ornamentation: A novel physiological mechanism". Symposium: "Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives of Sexual Selection". IV North American Ornithological Conference, Veracruz, Mexico.

"Colorful phenotypes of colorless genotypes: Towards a new evolutionary synthesis of animal color displays". Workshop "Integrated studies of genetic networks: A new evolutionary synthesis" National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, US.

2005

"Rapid evolution of an invasive species". Special Symposium “Evolution on ecological time scales". 2005 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting & the International Congress of Ecology, Montreal, Canada.

"Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis: factors influencing disease expression". Symposium "Parasite effects on birds on individual and population levels". 123rd Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Santa Barbara, US.

Plenary. "Maternal inheritance and rapid evolution of sexual size dimorphism: Passive effects or active strategies?" Conference "The evolution of sexual size dimorphism". The Centro Stefano Franscini Conference Center on Monte Verità, Locarno, Switzerland.

"Evolution as the control of development by ecology": Passive maternal effects and the evolution of sexual dimorphism. NSF (USA)/NSERC (Canada)/ESF (EU) Conference: "Maternal Effects". Seattle, US.

2004

    "Evolution of plasticity in parental strategies: An endocrinological perspective." VIII International Congress on Avian Endocrinology, Phoenix, US.

    "Integration and inheritance of adaptive environmental effects: an example with foraging apparatus of shrews". Symposium: "A mechanistic approach to evolutionary developmental biology".International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, US.

    "Evolution of ontogeny of sexual dimorphism in a bird: proximate and ultimate mechanisms". American Society of Naturalists Vice-Presidential Symposium. SSE/ASN/SSB Meeting, Fort Collins, US.

    "Evolutionary significance of stress-induced variation in morphology: Example with Soricid shrews". International Symposium on Systematics & Phylogeography of Mammals in Eastern Asia, Taiwan. (with K.R. Foresman).

    "Adaptation and constraints in avian reproduction: integrating ecology and endocrinology". Conference “Integration of ecology and endocrinology” sponsored by European Science Foundation, National Science Foundation and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

<2003

    "Evolution of sexual size dimorphism: Ontogenetic perspective". Invited symposium talk at IX Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Leeds, United Kingdom.

    "Evolutionary ecology of alternative life history strategies". Invited symposium talk at XXVIII International Ethological Conference, Florianópolis, Brazil.

    "Evolution of multiple signals in birds: Functional and developmental integration in carotenoid plumage ornaments". Symposium "Signaling and Speciation". XXIII International Ornithological Congress, Beijing, China.

    "Evolution of developmental and functional integration in shrew mandibles". The Second International Symposium on Advances in the Biology of Shrews. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, US. (with K.R. Foresman).

    Plenary lecture. "Mothers against population extinction: A success story of a North American finch". Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology Conference, “Ornithology and Evolutionary Biology” University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

    "Developmental and functional integration of sexual plumage colouration in a passerine bird". Invited talk for symposium “Evolution and development of color patterns”. VIII Congress of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Aahrus, Denmark.

    "Rapid divergence in sexual dimorphism in natural bird populations: The role of ontogenetic variation and parental effects". Young Insvestigators’ Symposium. 2001 ASN/SSE Meetings, Knoxville, TN, USA

    "Selection on integration of sexual traits and reproductive behaviors". Symposium “New perspectives in evolution of sexual traits: Selection on integration of sexual traits and sexual behaviors” 2001 American Ornithologists’ Union Meeting, Seattle, US

    "Causes and consequences of individual variation in dispersal and settlement decisions: An example with nesting habitat sampling". Symposium "Individual variation in dispersal behavior". 37th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society (2000), Atlanta, US

    "Sexual dimorphism in colour in relation to phylogeny and ecology. Symposium "Bird Coloration: mechanisms, functions, and evolution". XXII International Ornithological Congress (1998), Durban, South Africa.


 


University Seminars (last 10 years, 2016-):


    University of Chicago, Department of Evolutionary Biology
    Indiana University
    , Department of Biology
    University of Toronto, Departments of Biology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    American Museum of Natural History, Graduate Students Invitation
    Oklahoma State University, Department of Zoology, Graduate Students Invitation

    The National University of Mexico, Institute of Ecology, Mexico City, Mexico
    University of North Carolina, Department of Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of California-Riverside, Department of Biology
    Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

    University of Central Florida, Department of Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of Miami, Department of Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of California-Davis, Population Biology Section

    Syracuse University, Department of Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of Vienna, KLI Institute
    Texas A&M University, Department of Biology
    Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Princeton University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of Michigan, Department Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Zoology, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of Hawaii’s Tester Foundation Seminar series

    Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Austrian Academy of Sciences, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Biological Sciences
    Charles University in Prague, Department of Biology
    Florida State University, Department of Biological Sciences, (2 seminars)

    Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
    Michigan State University, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of Missouri-St Louis, Department of Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of Kentucky, Department of Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    Dartmouth College, Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of Texas, Austin, Integrative Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    University of Wollongong, School of Biol. Sciences, Australia
    Iowa State University, Dept. Ecol. Evol. Biology (3 seminars)

    Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Animal Ecology, Sweden
    University of Oregon, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Sweden
    University of California-Irvine, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    University of Tennessee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    University of Illinois, Evolution and Ecology, Graduate Students Invitation
    Simon Fraser University, Department of Biol. Sciences, Canada
    Universitaet Zuerich-Irchel, Zuerich, Switzerland
    University of South Carolina, Ecology and Evolution Program

    Indiana University, Department of Biology
    Museum of Zoology, Zuerich, Switzerland
    University of Texas-Austin, Integrative Biology, Graduate Students Invitation
    New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
    Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology, Andechs/Seewiesen, Germany (2 seminars)

    Oxford University, Department of Zoology, UK
    Oxford University, EGI Seminar Series, UK
    University of Oslo, Zool. Museum, Norway
    Florida State University, Department of Biological Sciences
    University of Nevada, Department of Biology
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology
    University of Wisconsin, Department of Biology

    University of California-San Diego, Department of Biology
    University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    University of California-Davis, Center for Population Biology
    McGill University, Department of Biology

    University of California-Riverside, Department of Biology
    University of Montana, Advanced Conservation Genetics Seminar Series
    Auburn University, Department of Zoology and Wildlife (2 Seminars)
    Point Reyes Bird Observatory, San Francisco, CA

    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Biological Sciences (2 Seminars)
    University of Georgia, Department of Genetics (2 Seminars)
    University of Chicago, Department of Evolutionary Biology (2 seminars)
    Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoolog
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Upcoming invited talks (05/2014-09/2015):

May 2014: Lecture at Montana Natural History Center, Missoula, USA

Sept 2014: Plenary at AOU/COS/SCO, Colorado USA

Oct 2014: Lecture & talk at WildScreen Photos Congress , London, UK

Oct 2014: WPY Masterclass, NMNH, London, UK

Nov 2014: Lecture at Pima County Teacher Association Meeting, Tucson, AZ

Feb 2015: Plenary at the 2015 Gala, The Audubon Society

Mar 2015: Lecture at Club Camera Tucson, Tucson AZ, USA

Mar 2015: Seminar at Oklahoma State University, USA

Apr 2015: Seminar at American Museum of Natural History, NYC, USA

Sept 2015: Lecture at Montana Audubon Society, Helena, USA

Nov 2015: IDeA/NIH Conference, Banquet Plenary, Fayettevile Town Hall, AR, USA


 

 

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