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Durham University

BEER centre

Seminars 2017/18

Prof. Frans de Waal (Emory University; Yerkes National Primate Research Center)

Are we Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Thursday 30th November, 17:00 in D110, Dawson Building

Hosted by the Psychology and Anthropology Departments


Prof. Paul Sharp (Edinburgh University)

The origins and evolution of human malaria parasites

Thursday 7 December 2017, 1:00 pm, L50, Psychology


Prof. Georgina Mace, (UCL)

Valuing nature in a human-dominated world

Thursday 25 January 2018, 1:00 pm, L50, Psychology


Click here for a list of seminars in Evolutionary Anthropology

And here for a list of seminars in Psychology

Seminars in Ecology, all at 4pm on Tuesdays, in the Whitehead Room (BL201), Biosciences

Date Speaker Title/Subject
24/10/2017 Giovanna Massei (Animal and Plant Health Agency) Fertility control to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts in an overcrowded world
07/11/2017 Rene van der Wal (University of Aberdeen) Digital Technology and the Conservation of Nature
14/11/2017 Emily Mitchell (University of Cambridge) Spatial analysis of Ediacaran ecosystems: a new approach to illuminate the origins of complex life
21/11/2017 Lynsey Bunnefeld (University of Stirling) Community Genomics: whole genome data clarifies the complex history of a diverse ecological community
05/12/2017 Catherine Price (University of Sydney) Olfactory-based predator-prey interactions
12/12/2017 TBC TBC
16/01/2018 TBC TBC
23/01/2018 Zanna Clay (Durham University) Primate behaviour
30/01/2018 Sally Street (Durham University) Ecology and evolution of nesting birds
06/02/2018 Ellen Fry (University of Manchester) Plant soil interactions
13/02/2018 Lorna Street (University of Edinburgh) Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in the Artic under global change
20/02/2018 Jonathan Drury (Durham University) Evolutionary ecology
27/02/2018 Darren Evans (University of Newcastle) Ecological networks
06/03/2018 Jane Catford (University of Southampton) Ecology of plant invasions
13/03/2018 Kelly Robinson (University of St Andrews) Seal behaviour and physiology

If you know of seminars relevant to BEER, please let your steering committee representative know (see Members page) or contact Jo (