Talks by Visitors


Prof. Aliza le Roux, University of the Free State, "Risk and co-existence: How small mammals respond to environmental and anthropogenic change” (December 4, 2019)

Prof. Christian Peeters, iEES, Sorbonne Université, “Engineering a novel lifestyle: Melissotarsus and Rhopalomastix ants chew tunnels in healthy wood to accommodate their scale insect partners” (December 2, 2019)

Prof. Nessa E. O'Connor, Trinity College Dublin, “Blue solutions to global challenges: experimental tests of environmental change on species interactions” (July 16, 2019)

Dr. Thomas van de Kamp, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), “High-throughput synchrotron X-ray imaging of extant and fossil insects” (May 27, 2019)

Prof. Rolf G. Beutel, FSU Jena, "Insect morphology in the age of phylogenomics" (March 13, 2019)

Prof. Henrik Krehenwinkel, Universität Trier, "A high throughout metabarcoding analysis to infer biodiversity dynamics of arthropods across the Hawaiian Island chronosequence" (February 22, 2019)


Dr. Ulf Dieckmann, IIASA, “Complex Adaptive Systems at the Interface of Ecology and Evolution, Statistical Physics, and Social Dynamics” (December 5, 2018)

Dr. Masaru Hasegawa, SOKENDAI, “Micro- and macroevolution of fork tails in swallows” (November 16, 2018)

Dr. Alex Dornburg, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, "Phylogenomics of Adaptive Radiation in Antarctic Fishes" (October 23, 2018)

Prof. Lars Schmitz, W.M. Keck Science Center, "Adaptive Signals in the Evolution of Vertebrate Eyes" (October 23, 2018)

Dr. Matt Brandley, New South Wales, "The repeated convergent evolution of correlated life history traits and phenotype in the Izu Island lizard (Plestiodon latiscutatus)" (October 23, 2018)

Prof. Akito Kawahara, University of Florida, “Evolution and Diversification of Butterflies and Moths: Anti-Bat Ultrasound Jamming, Acoustic Deflection, and Visual Lures” (October 11, 2018)

Eva Kolařova, Palacký University, “Phenology: trees and birds under climate change” (May 17, 2018)

Prof. Vladimír Remeš, Palacký University, “Comparative biology of parental behaviour in birds” (May 17, 2018)

Dr. Amanda Hund, University of Colorado, “How parasites shape host behavior and evolution: mechanistic experiments to population-level comparisons” (May 11, 2018)

Prof. Elizabeth Scordato, California State Polytechnic University, “Processes contributing to population divergence and hybridization: insights from barn and Pacific swallows” (May 11, 2018)


Prof. Ian Donohue, Trinity College Dublin, "Global change and the stability of ecosystems" (February 28, 2018)

Prof. Daniel I. Bolnick, University of Texas at Austin, "Rapid evolution of a costly form of parasite resistance in threespine stickleback" (February 23, 2018)

Dr. Tzu-Hao Lin, Academia Sinica, "Studying biodiversity change by using soundscape information retrieval techniques" (February 7, 2018)

Prof. Peter Wainwright, University of California, Davis, "Innovation and Adaptive Radiation in Coral Reef Fishes" (October 17, 2017)

Prof. Chris Klingenberg, University of Manchester, "Geometric morphometrics: using patterns of shape variation to understand processes in evolution and development" (June 28, 2017)

Prof. Norman MacLeod, The Natural History Museum, London, "Geometric Ecomorphology: Shape Analysis, Taxonomy, Ecology, and the Modeling of Morphological Adaptation" (June 28, 2017)

Prof. Luke Harmon, University of Idaho, "Climbing in the tree of life" (April 11, 2017)

Dr. Simon Segar, University of South Bohemia, "Large tropical plant genera as islands of biodiversity: new findings from New Guinean Ficus" (April 13, 2017)

Dr. Michael Staab, University of Freiburg, "Insects and their multi-trophic interactions in natural and experimental forests" (April 13, 2017)


Samuel RP-J Ross, University of Leeds, U.K, and Research Intern, OIST, "When individuals matter: Biodiversity and the impacts of logging in Borneo" (March 13, 2017)

Prof. Shosaku Kashiwada, Dr. Yuichi Iwasaki, and Chisato Kataoka, Toyo University, "Three talks on Ecotoxicology" (March 24, 2017)

Dr. Paul Oliver, Australian National University, "From Cretaceous to community: Understanding the assembly and diversity of a regional biota" (August 4, 2016)


Prof. Timothy Keitt, the University of Texas at Austin, "Modeling soil community resiliency to climate change" (November 18, 2015)

Prof. Mark W. Westneat, the University of Chicago, "Phylogenetics and Biomechanics of Coral Reef Fishes" (September 28, 2015)


Prof. Christian Peeters, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, "Wingless workers underlie the evolutionary success of ants" (January 29)

Prof. Silvia Frisia, University of Newcastle, "Natural Climate Variability Recorded in Ancient Geological Weather Stations" (January 14, 2015)