Origin of Biodiversity

​Sexual selection/sexual conflict


This symposium will explore the leading frontiers of sexual selection and sexual conflict, with an emphasis on how empirical data distinguishes different models and sources of conflict.

The symposium runs April 20-26, there are open lectures for everyone interested:

Thursday April 20
9.00-9.30 Welcome and introduction. Scott Edwards, et al.
9.30-10.15 Scott Edwards: Birds, genes and disease: a geneticists’  view of sexual selection
10.45-11.30 Rebecca Safran: Defining a role of ecology in sexual selection, with implications for population divergence and speciation
11.30-12.15 Willow Lindsay: Neuroendocrine specializations for Acrobatic Courtship Display in Manakins
14.00-14.45 Lotta Kvarnemo: Sexual selection & number of mates – what do we miss by sticking to this focus?

Friday April 21
9.00-9.45 Jan Lifjeld: Why is sperm competition so variable among passerine birds?
9.45-10.15 Calum Ninnes: Colour signalling in widowbirds and bishops
10.45-11.30 Erica Leder: A genomic view of sexual conflict: Sex-biased expression and sex chromosome evolution
11.30-12.15 Ola Svensson: The genetics of mate preferences in hybrids between two young and sympatric Lake Victoria cichlid species
14.00-14.45 Jakob Höglund: Candidate loci for mating success in lekking birds

Monday April 24
9.00-10.15 Geoff Parker: Sexual selection and the sexual cascade
10.45-11.30 Arild Johnsen: Cryptic female choice at the intra- and interspecific level: what are the molecular mechanisms?
11.30-12.15 Anna Qvarnström: Sexual selection and speciation under different geographical conditions

Local hosts: Mats Olsson, Staffan Andersson and Lotta Kvarnemo

Category Public lecture
Location: MV:H12, Hörsalsvägen 1
Starts: 20 April, 2017, 09:00
Ends: 24 April, 2017, 12:15

Published: Thu 30 Mar 2017. Modified: Mon 24 Apr 2017