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Schedule for Ecology & Biodiversity Seminar Series (HKU)
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If you would like to schedule a talk, please contact Tilley from the Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) at htilley@connect.hku.hk
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The seminars run on Fridays from 4-5pm (HKT) in 3N-01 and/ or Zoom.
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There are two formats for talks. "Keynote" talks (Professors, Postdocs, PhDs) ~45 minute talk with 15 minutes for questions. The other format (Undergraduates, RAs, Masters, PhDs) is a 20 minute talks with 5-10 minutes for questions.
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If you have an invited guest, please be prepared to introduce them, and moderate their Q&A. If you cannot for some reason, please let us know and we are happy to help.
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Summer holiday break. Seminars will start again in September 2021
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First semester
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03/09/21Dr Jonathan Cybulski (Postdoc, Baker lab)45 mins3N01 & ZoomExploring the Possibilities of Stable Isotope Ecology at HKU
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03/09/21
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10/09/21Dr Rachel Page (STRI, Panama)45 minsZoomCognitive constraints, flexibility and decisionmaking: Insights from a frog-eating bat
Morning seminar 9am HKT
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10/09/21
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17/09/21Dr Jed Kaplan (PI, Earth Sciences, HKU)45 mins3N01 & ZoomClimate Amplifiers: Biogeophysical and biogeochemical interactions between land and atmosphere in the past, present and future
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24/09/21Dr Barrett Klien (LaCrosse, USA)45 minsZoomSleeping in a society of honey bees: The tale of a sleep-deprived dancer and her unwitting followers, and the search for insect dreams
Morning seminar 10am HKT
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01/10/21Public holiday
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01/10/21
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08/10/21Runxi Wang (PhD student, Guénard lab)45 mins3N01 & ZoomEuropean ant (Formicidae) distribution, database and diversity
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08/10/21
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15/10/21Reading week
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15/10/21
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22/10/21Emily Jones (RA, Tim's lab)45 minsIn person/ZoomExotic exploits: invasive weed induces anti-herbivore defense but recruits no mutualist, only thieves
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29/10/21Iván Loaiza Alamo (Postdoc, Rajan's lab)45 mins3N01 & ZoomFrom [1]trophic eco-toxicology, [2]seafood chemistry to [3]cross-cultural differences
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05/11/21Dr Han Wang (PI, Tsinghua University, Runxi's guest)45 minsZoomUnderstanding and Predicting Ecosystem Processes from Eco-evolutionary Optimality Theory
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12/11/21Dr Tom Bishop (PI, Cardiff University, Ashton's guest)45 minsZoomAnts of the Rainbow: locked-down perspectives on ant functional biogeography
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19/11/21Dr Julie Semmelhack (PI, HKUST)45 mins3N01 & ZoomBinocular interactions and stimulus competition in the zebrafish brain
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26/11/21Yunke Peng (PhD student, ETH, Runxi's guest)20 minsZoomQuantifying carbon and nitrogen metabolism of terrestrial ecosystems
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03/12/21John Allcock (PhD, Bonebrake Lab)20 mins3N01 & ZoomHas the timing of autumn bird migration in Hong Kong changed in response to a changing climate?
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10/12/21Yinyi Zhao (PhD, Wu Lab)20 mins3N01 & ZoomMonitoring individual-scale leaf phenology across temperate forests with time-series PlanetScope observations
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17/12/21Dr Kerry Reid (RA professor, Juha's lab)45 mins3N01 & ZoomGenomic basis of rapid and recurrent evolution in threespine stickleback
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Winter holiday break. Seminars will start again in January 2022
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Second semester
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21/01/22Denis Bourguet and Thomas Guillemaud (JD's guests)20 minsZoomPeer Community In: A free alternative to evaluate, validate (and publish?) preprints
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21/01/22
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28/01/22Xiaoyi Zeng (PhD, Ashton Lab)20 minsZoomHigher soil fauna contribution to forest leaf litter decomposition in the tropics
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04/02/22University holiday
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18/02/22Derek Murphy (Postdoc, Mumbylab)45 minsZoomQuantifying the social network dynamics of male African elephants using real-world data and agent-based simulations
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18/02/22
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25/02/22José Ricardo Paula (Postdoc, CeliaLab)45 minsZoomCleaning mutualisms in a changing world
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25/02/22
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04/03/22
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11/03/22Reading week
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18/03/22Pia Ricca (RA, DingleLab)20 minsZoomDispersal strategies of black-legged kittiwakes during the nonbreeding season
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18/03/22Portia Wong (MPhil, Bonebrake Lab)20 minsZoomTracing geographic origins of seized pangolins through next-generation sequencing
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25/03/22
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01/04/22Laurence McCook (Director, Oceans Conservation WWF Hong Kong)45 minsZoomOcean Conservation: why aren't we getting there? A perspective from Hong Kong as a major Chinese city and global hub for trade, finance and investment
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01/04/22
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08/04/22
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15/04/22Public holiday
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15/04/22
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22/04/22Katie Yeung (PhD, Yashura Lab)20 minsZoomA comprehensive ecological risk assessment of retinoic acids in urbanized coastal marine habitats
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22/04/22
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29/04/22Mizanur Rahman (Postdoc, Jin Wu lab)45 minsZoomCo-benefits of mangrove and social forestry for biodiversity conservation and multiple ecosystem services
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06/05/22
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13/05/22Danhe Yang (Postdoc, MumbyLab)45 minsZoomHow to become an endangered primate: multispecies ethnography and the lens of anthropology.
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27/05/22Cécile Sarabian (Postdoc, MumbyLab)45 minsZoomCognitive ecology of disgust and its potential applications
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End of Second Semester
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Bartosz Majcher (PhD, Ashton Lab)20 mins3N01 & ZoomEntomology
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Dang Xin (PhD, Rajan's lab)20 mins3N01 & ZoomTransgenerational effect of ocean acidification on edible oysters.
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