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2018


  • 29.10.2018 - Inès Daras: The persistence of bacterial plasmids
  • 24.09.2018 - Richel Bilderbeek: From alignment to phylogenies to Bayes factor - Using BEAST2 from R using babette
  • 13.08.2018 - Timo van Eldijk: The emergence of antibiotic resistance through evolutionary rescue
  • 18.06.2018 - Albertas Janulevicius: Imbalanced state of glycolysis as evolutionary trade-off in varying glucose availability
  • 11.06.2018 - Marcel Roux: ´╗┐A simplified mechanistic model of chemotaxis in E. coli
  • 15.01.2018 - James Andrews: Reproductive isolation via environment-dependent sexual selection
Guest lectures
  • Daniel Rabosky (University of Michigan, USA): Speciation, extinction, and global biodiversity gradients
  • Bert van Bocxlaer (University of Lille, France): Drivers of differentiation and diversification in an ongoing gastropod radiation in the Malawi Basin
  • Bert van Bocxlaer (University of Lille, France): Examining morphological stasis in an ongoing viviparid radiation in the Malawi Basin using time-series modeling and quantitative genetics
  • Bertus Beaumont (Experimental Evolution, TU Delft): ´╗┐Probing modular evolution in the bacterial flagellar motor with experimental evolution
  • Joeri Witteveen (Utrecht University): Biological markets and the evolution of morality

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2017


  • 20.10.2017 - Alvaro Rodriguez: Evolution of sexual cannibalism
  • 02.10.2017 - Andrea Costanzo: Minimal conditions to obtain milling in a Vicsek-like model
  • 25.09.2017 - Marta Mosna: Trade-off between mating and parental decisions
  • 11.09.2017 - Christoph Netz: Coevolution of behavior, neural complexity and information usage in a predator-prey simulation
  • 28.08.2017 - Lauren Seex: Elo-rating and emergent patterns in DomWorld
  • 03.07.2017 - Sidney Kloek: The formation of special relationships between the sexes in primates
  • 26.06.2017 - Albertas Janulevicius: Evolutionary modelling of imbalanced state of glycolysis
  • 08.05.2017 - Boris Kramer: Ageing in social insects
  • 01.05.2017 - Lyke Stuurman: Biodiversity of marine lakes: a mechanistic model for the interplay of speciation, extinction and migration.
  • 03.04.2017 - Anne-Marie Veenstra-Skirl: Variation and adaptation potential in bacterial gene pools exposed to different mechanisms of mutation
  • 27.03.2017 - Kevin Kort: Modeling the chemotaxis signaling network of Bacillus subtilis
  • 06.03.2017 - Helen Kruize: Diversity and evolutionary transitions between network architectures of the chemotactic signaling pathway across bacteria
  • 13.02.2017 - Richel Bilderbeek: Ignoring incipient species
  • 13.02.2017 - Karen Bisschop: Unraveling factors behind local adaptation - Experimental evolution with spider mites
  • 06.02.2017 - Jorik de Boer: The differences in phylogenies of the Bateson-Dobzhansky-Müller model and the Protracted Birth-Death model
Guest lectures
  • Rufus Johnstone (University of Cambridge, UK): Social influences on senescence
  • Omer Markovitch (Stratingh Institute): Studying the origins of life by extending principles from evolutionary biology to chemical replicators
  • Alexandra van der Geer (Naturalis Biodiversity Center): The impact of isolation on evolution - Past & present
  • Jan Kreider (Georg August Universität Göttingen): Number and distribution of yellow crazy ant supercolonies across different land use systems in Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Judith Korb (University of Freiburg): Social evolution in termites - A comprehensive approach from ecology to genomics
  • Mikael Puurtinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland): Evolution of male and female mate choice for inclusive and direct benefits

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2016


  • 12.12.2016 - Alberto Nakauma: Reconstructing the fitness landscape for the bacterial chemotaxis network
  • 05.12.2016 - James Andrews: Does sensory drive speed up sympatric speciation?
  • 28.11.2016 - Martijn Schenkel: Sexual antagonism and the evolution of sex chromosomes in the housefly Musca domestica
  • 21.11.2016 - Christoph Netz: Evolution of intelligence in predator-prey systems
  • 14.11.2016 - Artur Rego Costa: The evolution of cumulative culture - An individual-based gene-culture scenario
  • 14.11.2016 - Lyke Stuurman: Biodiversity of marine lakes - A mechanistic model for the interplay of speciation, extinction and migration
  • 07.11.2016 - Victoria Rostovtseva: Biological foundations of human cooperativeness
  • 31.10.2016 - Kees Wesselink: Should an individual based mechanism be implemented in the protracted birth death model?
  • 24.10.2016 - Jens Schepers: The evolution of speciation in Spodoptera frugiperda
  • 03.10.2016 - Jorik de Boer: What are the differences in phylogenies based on the protracted birth-death model and the Bateson-Dobzhansky-Müller model?
  • 26.09.2016 - Richel Bilderbeek: How to build a pipeline on the Peregrine cluster
  • 19.09.2016 - Freek de Haas: Introgressive hybridization as a mechanism for evolutionary rescue
  • 05.09.2016 - Richel Bilderbeek: Professional C++ development using Travis CI, Boost.Test and OCLint
  • 25.04.2016 - Josselin Cornuault: How do parsimony-based co-phylogenetic programs perform? (project description)
  • 18.04.2016 - Richel Bilderbeek: Test-driven development in R.
  • 11.04.2016 - Richel Bilderbeek: Speciation takes time: a conceptual individual-based model
  • 04.04.2016 - Adriana Alzate Vallejo: The effect of adaptation and initial population size on competition
  • 29.03.2016 - Nancy Obeng: Conditional production of public goods in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • 21.03.2016 - Jordi van Gestel: TED talk
  • 07.03.2016 - Sjouke Kingma: Group stability and reproductive skew in the Seychelles warbler
  • 15.02.2016 - Camille Simonet: Statistical analysis of the protracted speciation model
  • 04.01.2016 - Freek de Haas: Sensory adaptation of chemotaxis in Bacillus subtilis

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2015


  • 14.12.2015 - Merijn Driessen: Evolution of senescence - Modeling effects of condition dependent mortality on aging
  • 30.11.2015 - Albertas Janulevicius: Substrate-accelerated death: individual-level trade-off or bet-hedging?
  • 23.11.2015 - Richel Bilderbeek: Should protracted speciation be incorporated in phylogenetic tree construction methods?
  • 18.11.2015 - Johan van de Koppel: A multidisciplinary approach to pattern formation in ecology
  • 16.11.2015 - Leonardo Oña: Cell cooperation and the prevention of cancer
  • 02.11.2015 - Hanno Hildenbrandt: C/C++ random numbers - do's and don'ts
  • 19.10.2015 - Nancy Obeng: Diversity and conditional production of public goods in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • 12.10.2015 - Josselin Cornuault: Developing a likelihood-based approach to estimate the evolutionary history of host-parasite systems from contemporaneous associations and phylogenetic data
  • 28.09.2015 - Jennah Dharamshi: An evolutionary perspective on the "cannibalism" toxins of Bacillus subtilis
  • 21.09.2015 - Kasper Hendriks: on the origin of species assemblages in Bornean microsnail communities
  • 07.09.2015 - Alberto Nakauma: The genotype-phenotype-fitness map of the bacterial chemotaxis network
  • 26.08.2015 - Linh-Phuong Nguyen: Host-parasite coevolution with pleiotropy
  • 17.08.2015 - Tsukushi Kamiya: Coevolutionary interactions shape the optimal host defence strategy
  • 31.07.2015 - César Martinez: Birth-Death models applied to diversification of species - Can we detect differences between time-dependent and diversity-dependent processes?
  • 13.07.2015 - Anouk van t Padje: Evolution of obligatory mutualism between insects and intracellular bacteria
  • 08.06.2015 - Jordi van Gestel: The evolution of bacterial cell differentiation and multicellular organization
  • 11.05.2015 - Rik Veldhuis: Nutrients vs water cycles - How herbivores modify vegetation patterning
  • 29.04.2015 - Alex Ivanov: Consequences for senescence
  • 08.04.2015 - Jennah Dharamsi: Investigating sibling cell lysis in Bacillus subtilis biofilms
  • 25.03.2015 - Andrés Quiñones: The Toulouse project on self-organization
  • 18.03.2015 - Tsukushi Kamiya: Final project presentation
  • 12.03.2015 - Vivek Shridar: Final project presentation
  • 11.03.2015 - Peter Huizenga: Niche resistance - The result of coexistence between resistant (R) and sensitive (S) bacteria
  • 04.03.2015 - Gil Henriques: Worker control of sex allocation in a realistic life-history model for haplodiploid eusocial insects
  • 03.03.2015 - Yagmur Erten: Effect of migration on cultural evolution
  • 25.02.2015 - Thomas Röösli: Introduction research plans
  • 18.02.2015 - Richel Bilderbeek: Git_instead_of_31_rev_41_final_5.txt
  • 28.01.2015 - Margarete Utz: Aggressive and non-aggressive individuals in space
  • 21.01.2015 - Piet van den Berg: Human cooperation in heterogeneous groups - Variation begets variation
Guest lectures
  • Camilo Sanabria (University of Bogota): Biodiversity and mathematical models
  • Boris Kramer (MPI for Demographic Research, Rostock): Lifespan evolution in social insects
  • Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis (Wageningen University): Individuality and levels of complexity in physical and biological modelling
  • Marcus Feldman (Stanford University, USA): Evolution in fluctuating environments
  • Markus Port (Universität Göttingen): Why primates concern us all - A novel theory of primate social evolution and its implications for evolutionary biology

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2014


  • 12.11.2014 - Sjouke Anne Kingma: Reproductive skew and the evolutionary stability of group living and cooperation
  • 22.10.2014 - Yagmur Erten: Effect of migration on cultural evolution
  • 22.10.2014 - Tsukushi Kamiya: Evolution of gene regulatory networks through host-parasite interactions
  • 15.10.2014 - Gil Henriques: A model for the coevolution of sex ratios and social behaviors
  • 15.10.2014 - Vivek Sridhar: Nest inheritance and the role of direct fitness in evolution of eusociality
  • 08.10.2014 - Yonathan Dessalegne: Evolution of bacterial chemotaxis networks
  • 27.08.2014 - Romain Feron: A cultural evolution model including psychology of social learning
  • 02.07.2014 - Alex Ivanov: Stability of metabolic pathways with irreversible reactions
  • 25.06.2014 - Thijs Janzen: A crash course in approximate Bayesian computation
  • 14.05.2014 - Rik Veldhuis: Speciation - The consequence of a battle between ecosystem engineers
  • 07.05.2014 - Jordi van Gestel: From cell differentiation to collective behavior in Bacillus subtilis colony expansion
  • 30.04.2014 - Romain Feron: Including psychology in a model of cultural evolution
  • 16.04.2014 - Leonardo Ona: Adaptation of sexual vs. clonal populations on complex fitness landscapes
  • 09.04.2014 - David Ekkers: The Omnistat - A flexible mini-bioreactor system for experimental evolution
  • 02.04.2014 - Alex Ivanov: Steady states and their stability in metabolic networks
  • 26.03.2014 - Alberto Nakauma: Does mean fitness always predict the fixation of mutants?
  • 17.03.2014 - Romain Feron: Influence of social learning on the exploration of a cultural adaptive landscape
  • 12.03.2014 - Hannah Dugdale: Evolution of social behaviours in wild populations - European badgers and Seychelles warblers
  • 05.03.2014 - Sander van Doorn: Individual-based simulations - Tips-n-tricks
  • 26.02.2014 - Piet van den Berg: Graphs
  • 29.01.2014 - Leonardo Ona: The disadvantages of recombination on complex fitness landscapes
Guest lectures
  • Jonathan Kidner (University of Halle-Wittenberg): A model for the evolution of haplodiploidy
  • Thor Veen: Sensory drive in theory and stickleback
  • Tanya Pennall: Exploring the genetic basis of intralocus sexual conflict in Drosophila
  • Harold Vladar: The evolutionary basis of brain function
  • Evelien Jongepier (Mainz): The fitness costs of division of labour in a social insect

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2013


  • 04.12.2013 - Margarete Utz: Dispersal syndromes - A modelling approach
  • 09.08.2013 - Stefany Moreno: The role of drug penetration in the evolution of multi-drug resistance
  • 03.07.2013 - Alberto Nakauma: Effect of the feedback loops on the frequency response of the tryptophan operon in E. coli and B. subtilis
  • 26.06.2013 - Andrés Quiñones: The evolution of rent payment
  • 18.06.2013 - Piet van den Berg: Consequences of individual variation in social learning strategies
  • 13.03.2013 - Lucas Molleman: Consistent individual differences in social learning strategies
  • 06.03.2013 - Aniek Ivens: Joint evolution of cooperation and conditional dispersal and settlement
  • 09.01.2013 - Jordi van Gestel: You can all go home - I solved everything
Guest lectures
  • Robert Eendebak (Molecular Neuroscience, VU Amsterdam): Network analysis of biological complexity
  • Andri Manser (University of Zürich): Segregation distortion and the evolution of female mate choice
  • Damian Ortiz (University of Lisbon): The dominion of gene interactions - A self-organized level of complexity and an instance of higher-order patterns
  • Martijn van de Pol (Australian National University, Canberra): A new queuing model
  • Barbara Vreede (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal): The origin and diversification of an evolutionary novelty - Lessons from Drosophila oogenesis

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2012


  • 19.12.2012 - Piet van den Berg: Genetic and behavioural architecture and the evolution of cooperation
  • 12.12.2012 - Jianlei Zhang: Interactions promote maintenance and diversity of strategies in structured populations
  • 17.10.2012 - Andres Quinones: Evolution of eusociality in partially bivoltine life histories
  • 10.10.2012 - Lucas Molleman: Individual differences in human social learning strategies
  • 19.09.2012 - Andres Quinones: Summer experiences - Collective behaviour in Uppsala
  • 12.09.2012 - Alex Ivanov: Summer experiences - Complex systems in Santa Fé
  • 08.08.2012 - Nicholas Vellnow: Maintenance of intralocus conflict
  • 17.07.2012 - Johan van de Koppel: A concert of movement - Integrating behavior in models of complex ecosystems
  • 06.06.2012 - Jordi van Gestel: Evolving biofilms
  • 30.05.2012 - Andres Quinones: The emergence of eusociality - Phenotypic plasticity and self-organization from an evolutionary perspective
  • 16.05.2012 - Hannah Dugdale: Evolution of cooperative breeding - An empirical and theoretical approach
  • 09.05.2012 - Piet van den Berg: Neural network architecture and the evolution of cooperation
  • 18.04.2012 - Lucas Molleman: Human social learning strategies in evolutionary games
  • 11.04.2012 - Nikolas Vellnow: Maintenance of sexually antagonistic genetic variation
  • 02.04.2012 - Andrea Murillo: Quantitative genetics of larval life history plasticity in response to changes in breeding phenology - Measuring the costs of compensatory strategies
  • 26.03.2012 - Alex Ivanov: Life history meets ecology - Implication for evolution of longevity
  • 27.02.2012 - Jordi van Gestel: The evolution of cell-to-cell communication in a sporulating bacterium
  • 15.02.2012 - Ruth Castillo: Light environment and male coloration patterns along a speciation continuum in Lake Victoria cichlids
  • 06.02.2012 - Chunyan Zhang: Effects of encounter in a population of spatial prisoner's dilemma players
  • 30.01.2012 - Aniek Ivens: Evolution of within- and between species cooperation among choosy partners and some other latest results
  • 16.01.2012 - Alex Ivanov: Global, computational modeling of aging
Guest lectures
  • Carlos Botero (North Carolina State University, USA): Environmental fluctuations and evolutionary processes
  • Ming Cao (Institute for Technology, Engineering & Management, RUG): A control theorist's view on evolutionary dynamics in multi-agent systems

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2011


  • 05.12.2011 - Jordi van Gestel: The eco-evo-devo of biofilm formation
  • 28.11.2011 - Sebastian Baldauf: Research plans & some first results
  • 21.11.2011 - Lucas Molleman: Effects of conformism on the cultural evolution of social behaviour
  • 11.10.2011 - Verena Brauer: Competition for two nutrients and light - Extending resource competition theory beyond the resource-ratio theory
  • 22.06.2011 - Jordi van Gestel: The eco-evo-devo of biofilm formation
  • 22.06.2011 - Piet van den Berg: Evolutionary causes and consequences of personality differences in cooperative behaviour
  • 14.06.2011 - Aniek Ivens: A population genetic approach to reproductive mode and genetic diversity of mutualistic aphids
  • 23.05.2011 - Jianlei Zhang: The evolution of cooperation in spatial groups
  • 16.05.2011 - Jordi van Gestel: The evolution of cell-to-cell communication in Bacillus subtilis
  • 14.03.2011 - Ruth Castillo: Progress report
  • 28.02.2011 - Kuke Bijlsma: Purging of inbreeding depression in relation to the rate of inbreeding and its relevance for population persistence
  • 21.02.2011 - Aniek Ivens: Mutualism in ant nests and in simulation models
  • 31.01.2011 - Franjo Weissing: Evolution of cooperative personalities
  • 10.01.2011 - Piet van den Berg: The spread and introgression of crop transgenes - A spatial dispersion model
Guest lectures
  • Monique de Jager (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Yerseke): Cooperation in mussels
  • Laura Ross (University of Oxford): Evolution of sex and Icerya
  • Mikael Puurtinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland): Between-group competition and human cooperation
  • Monique de Jager (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Yerseke): Mussels on the move - How Levy walks have evolved in a self-organizing system
  • Andri Manser (University of Zürich): Multiple mating against a gamete killer - Explaining the decrease of a selfish genetic element in a wild house mouse population
  • Koos Boomsma (University of Copenhagen): Life-time commitment and the evolution of altruism and mutualism
  • Michael Mäs (Theoretical Sociology, RUG): What on earth must we assume to explain clustering and polarization of opinions despite social influence
  • Ronald Hünneman (General Literature, RUG): The senseless meme

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2010


  • 15.12.2010 - Lucas Molleman: Returning Madoff the favor - Experience and reputation interacting in reciprocal altruism
  • 08.12.2010 - Piet van den Berg: Introduction ERGO project
  • 01.12.2010 - Lucas Molleman: Progress report
  • 10.11.2010 - Lotte van Bohemen: Final presentation master project
  • 03.11.2010 - Ana Duarte: Evolution of behavioural architectures for division of labour
  • 29.09.2010 - Alex Ivanov: Evolution of self-organized division of labor - Towards a more mechanistic model
  • 15.09.2010 - Andres Quinones Paredes: Can cooperation evolve by cultural group selection?
  • 08.09.2010 - Jordi van Gestel: The Evo-Devo of butterfly wing patterns
  • 30.06.2010 - Kuke Bijlsma: Modeling the interplay between genetic and thermal stress
  • 09.06.2010 - Aniek Ivens: Reproductive mode and genetic diversity in ant-associated root aphids
  • 02.06.2010 - Charlotte Hemelrijk: Emergence of oblong school shape - Models and empirical data of fish
  • 26.05.2010 - Hannah Dugdale: Selection for and heritability of life-history decisions in the cooperatively breeding Seychelles warbler
  • 12.05.2010 - Tomás Revilla: Ecology and Evolution of Endozoochory
  • 21.04.2010 - Lotte van Boheemen: Introduction to master research project
  • 14.04.2010 - Jordi van Gestel: Introduction to master research project
  • 12.04.2010 - Alex Ivanov: Evolution of division of labor in social insects under complex colony life conditions
  • 07.04.2010 - Andres Quinones Paredes: Can cooperation evolve by cultural group selection?
  • 31.03.2010 - Erwin Scholtens: Evolution of self-organized division of labor in social insects
  • 24.03.2010 - Ido Pen: Climate-driven population divergence in sex-determining systems
  • 03.03.2010 - Ivan Puga: GrooFiWorld: Model predictions and empirical data: Is it really that straigth forward?
  • 17.02.2010 - Ellen van Velzen: Evolution of specialization
  • 10.02.2010 - Tomás Revilla: Some brainstorming about new ideas
  • 03.02.2010 - Lucas Molleman: Introduction research project
  • 20.01.2010 - Leif Engqvist: VIDI proposal
Guest lectures
  • Sander van Doorn (University of Bern): Transitions between male and female heterogamety caused by sex-antagonistic selection
  • Frans Roes: Belief in moralizing Gods
  • Luke Holman (University of Copenhagen): Do queen pheromones facilitate cooperation or create conflict?

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2009


  • 09.12.2009 - Ana Duarte: Evolution of self-organized division of labor
  • 02.12.2009 - Franjo Weissing: On the origin of species by natural selection and sexual selection
  • 25.11.2009 - Bram Kuijper: The strength of sexual selection in hermaphrodites versus gonochorists
  • 18.11.2009 - Jeroen Kuijpers: The influence of shape of behavioral zones on traveling fish schools
  • 11.11.2009 - Ido Pen: A model for the evolution of maternal effects
  • 04.11.2009 - Vera Sarkol: Emergent exchange of grooming for support in macaques
  • 14.10.2009 - Piet van den Berg: Parent-offspring conflict over mate choice: a theoretical approach inspired by empirical research on humans
  • 07.10.2009 - Ivan Puga: Emergent coalition formation
  • 30.09.2009 - Aniek Ivens: The roles of dispersal and partner diversity in mutualism: theory and data
  • 16.09.2009 - Ruth Castillo: How do population size and mutation rate affect the speciation rate? Preliminary results
  • 09.09.2009 - Els Atema: Coalition formation in a non-spatial world
  • 07.09.2009 - Tomás Revilla: Integrating metabolic and resource competition theories: simple modelling approaches
  • 26.08.2009 - Lise Pijl: Influence of social dynamics on virus dispersal
  • 12.08.2009 - Erwin Scholtens: Evolving division of labour in an ant society: The fixed response threshold model and evolutionary extensions
  • 24.06.2009 - Elske van der Vaart: Learning where (not) to cache: A computational model for corvids
  • 17.06.2009 - Daan Reid: Modelling hydrodynamics of moving organisms
  • 10.06.2009 - Michael Briga: Breeding together, breeding with kin
  • 03.06.2009 - Charlotte Hemelrijk: Starling flocks: hypotheses from a model
  • 27.05.2009 - Anna Harts: Temperature-dependent sex determination in snow skinks
  • 20.05.2009 - Tim Fawcett: Learning your own strength: winner and loser effects should change with age and experience
  • 13.05.2009 - Vera Sarkol: Grooming for support in macaques
  • 06.05.2009 - Ivan Puga: Emergence of reconciliation in a virtual world
  • 29.04.2009 - Thijs Janzen: Nest genetics of Lasius flavus and one of its mutualists: Tetraneura ulmi
  • 15.04.2009 - Ruth Castillo: Speciation
  • 08.04.2009 - Pete Skelsey: Modeling the spread of transgenes
  • 18.03.2009 - Ana Duarte: Evolution of self-organized division of labour
  • 11.03.2009 - Tijn van der Zant (Bioinformatcs, RUG): Demo Python
  • 25.02.2009 - Ruth Castillo: Overview of some previous work and plans for the speciation project
  • 04.02.2009 - Johanneke Oosten: Personalities by non-genetic effects: a model
  • 21.01.2009 - Aniek Ivens: How models and microsatellite markers can help us understand the evolution of mutualism
  • 14.01.2009 - Daan Reid: Modelling biological motion using the MultiParticle Collision Dynamics model
  • 07.01.2009 - Bram Kuijper: Non-equilibrium dynamics of sexual selection
Guest lectures
  • Konstanze Krueger & Birgit Flauger (University of Regensburg): Social behavior in horses
  • Kirsten ten Tusscher (Utrecht University): Evolution of complex, differentiated body plans
  • Johan van de Koppel (NIOO-CEME Yerseke): Experimental testing of spatial self-organization in mussel beds
  • Monique de Jager (NIOO-CEME Yerseke): Scale-free animal movement in patterned mussels beds - A preliminary study of adaptation within self-organizing systems

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2008


  • 17.12.2008 - Elske van der Vaart: Theory of mind of corvids: insights from modelling
  • 05.12.2008 - Piet van den Berg: Parent influence on sexual selection
  • 26.11.2008 - Tomás Revilla: Global dynamics of multispecies competition with nutrient storage
  • 12.11.2008 - Jeroen Kuijpers: The influence of the shape of sensory zones on traveling fish schools
  • 04.11.2008 - Erwin Scholtens: Evolution of division of labour: Evolving division of labour using self-organisation in a two-dimensional agent-based model
  • 22.10.2008 - Ivan Puga: Grooming patterns in macaques: Biological market vs. self-organization
  • 15.10.2008 - Tim Fawcett: How does feedback from the opposite sex influence mate choice?
  • 08.10.2008 - Max Wolf: Evasion games, asymmetries and individual differences - ideas and first results
  • 10.09.2008 - Laura Vossen: Will (s)he care or cheat? Mate choice and cuckoldry in species with biparental care
  • 03.09.2008 - Jose Reinders: Round and about fish schooling in a tank: Simulations and experimental data
  • 27.08.2008 - Thijs Janzen: The evolution of reinforced thresholds and division of labour
  • 27.08.2008 - Bram Kuijper: Do endosymbionts play a role in the evolution of haplodiploidy?
  • 27.08.2008 - Michael Briga: Determinants of subordinate parentage in mammal societies
  • 25.08.2008 - Yiming Yu: The evolution of interspecies mutualism - a mechanistic model
  • 20.08.2008 - Minke Langenhof: Variable sexual dichronism in sex allocation: Examining genetic variation in primary sex-ratios and development times in the citrus mealybug Planococcus citri
  • 26.06.2008 - Johanneke Oosten: Personalities by non-genetic effects: A model
  • 18.06.2008 - Daan Reid: Moving objects in a particle-based fluid
  • 11.06.2008 - Aniek Ivens: Diversity and dispersal: investigating their role in interspecific cooperation
  • 28.05.2008 - Ellen van Velzen: The effect of cryptic choice on sex allocation in hermaphrodites
  • 21.05.2008 - Michael Briga: From individual to society: steps towards a mechanistic integration of cooperation
  • 14.05.2008 - Hanno Hildenbrandt: Puzzling empirical facts about flocks of starlings: reshaping the model
  • 07.05.2008 - Bram Kuijper: The evolution of haplodiploidy by male-killing endosymbionts: A spatial model
  • 23.04.2008 - Martin Hinsch: Progress report
  • 16.04.2008 - Pete Skelsey: Modeling the spread of transgenes
  • 09.04.2008 - Thijs Janzen: Evolution of division of labour in social insects
  • 02.04.2008 - Carlos Botero: Conflict resolution, conventional signaling and spatially explicit models
  • 26.03.2008 - Yiming Yu: The evolution of mutualism
  • 19.03.2008 - Jose Reinders: Round and about fish schooling in a tank: Simulations and experimental data
  • 27.02.2008 - Anna Harts: Evolution of SD systems in a viviparous lizard
  • 14.02.2008 - Ana Duarte: Division of labour in social insects: Insights on specialization from the fixed response threshold model
  • 13.02.2008 - Laura Vossen: Will (s)he care or will (s)he cheat? Mate choice and cuckoldry in species with biparental care
  • 06.02.2008 - Max Wolf: Animal personalities: Why are some rigid and others flexible?
  • 23.01.2008 - Harold Perez de Vladar: Evolution of quantitative traits and the origin of multicellularity - Applications of statistical mechanics
  • 16.01.2008 - Elske van der Vaart: Theory of mind of corvids: Insights from modelling
  • 09.01.2008 - Tim Fawcett: The evolution of flexible mating systems
Guest lectures
  • Leif Engqvist (University of Bonn): Sperm competition and strategic male mating effort - Theoretical and experimental approaches
  • Claus Rueffler (University of Vienna): Polymorphism in time-varying environments
  • Christopher Argasinski (Krakow): The sex-ratio self-regulation in populations diversified on individual strategies
  • Hanspeter Kunz (University of Zurich): Effect of obstructed perception on social structure in fish schools - A model
  • Jon Wright (NTNU Trondheim, Norway): Multi-level selection on life-history traits - How adaptations to environmental stochasticity might really work in structured populations

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2007


  • 12.12.2007 - Peter Behrens: Coalitions in primates and coalitions in DomWorld
  • 21.11.2007 - Thijs Janzen: Evolution of division of labour in social insects
  • 14.1102007 - Jasper Ruifrok: Which factors determine the stability of the cyclical succession in wood pastures?
  • 31.10.2007 - Verena Brauer: Temperature-dependence of plankton community growth
  • 24.10.2007 - Thor Veen: Dual function signalling
  • 17.10.2007 - Anna Harts: Evolution of SD systems in a viviparous lizard
  • 10.10.2007 - Johanneke Oosten: Environmental effects on personality development
  • 03.10.2007 - Liliana Ballesteros: Life-history approach for allometric scaling and growth
  • 26.09.2007 - Claudio Carere: Collective behaviour of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris): Field and laboratory studies
  • 19.09.2007 - Magdalena Kozielska: Meiotic drive and the evolution of sex determination
  • 12.09.2007 - Bart Kranstauber: A model for the evolution of territorial behaviour and the influence of signalling
  • 05.09.2007 - Fardo Witsenburg: Evolution of fledgeling choices: when to fight for territory?
  • 01.08.2007 - Barbara Feldmeyer: Modeling the evolution of temperature-dependent sex determination in deme-structured populations with sex-specific dispersal
  • 11.07.2007 - Ellen van Velzen: Sexual conflict and the evolution of separate sexes
  • 27.06.2007 - Thijs Janzen: Fish in a tank: Real life and simulations
  • 06.06.2007 - Daan Reid: Modelling the hydrodynamics of a fish shape
  • 30.05.2007 - Michael Briga: Testing models of reproductive skew
  • 02.05.2077 - Martijn Herber: Predators in a fish-schooling model
  • 25.04.2007 - Liliana Ballesteros: Life-history approach for allometric scaling and growth
  • 18.04.2007 - Thijs Janzen: Schools of fish: Models and available data
  • 18.04.2007 - Fardo Witsenburg: Evolution of fledgeling choices: when to fight for territory?
  • 11.04.2007 - Bart Kranstauber: A model for the evolution of territorial behaviour and the influence of signalling
  • 04.04.2007 - Harold Perez de Vladar: Maxentropic evolution of quantitative traits
  • 14.03.2007 - Martin Hinsch: The trials and tribulations of modelling the evolution of territoriality
  • 07.03.2007 - Hanno Hildenbrandt: From fish to birds - a smooth transition in modeling?
  • 07.02.2007 - Tim Fawcett: Learning and condition-dependent mate preferences
  • 24.01.2007 - Ana Duarte: Division of labour in ants - integrating self-organization and evolution
Guest lectures
  • Joachim Hermisson (University of Munich): Soft selective sweeps - New patterns for the molecular footprint of positive selection
  • Pleuni Pennings (University of Munich): A simple model for competition driven sympatric speciation
  • Matthias Spichtig (University of Amsterdam): Evolution in optional prisoner's dilemma games
  • Matthias Becher (University of Halle): Modelling honey bee colonies: How broodnest temperature influences division of labour
  • Luc te Marvelde: Do helpers really help? Detailed analysis of prey types delivered & nestling growth in the cooperatively breeding Bell miner Manorina melanophrys
  • Rufus Johnstone (University of Cambridge): Sex differences in dispersal and the evolution of helping and harming

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2006


  • 11.12.2006 - Evelien Jongepier: Sex ratios, concepts and research methods
  • 07.12.2006 - Laura Ross: The evolution of cooperation and conflict resolution in the mealybug Planococcus citri
  • 22.11.2006 - Ivan Puga: Grooming patterns in primates: a model
  • 01.11.2006 - Aniek Ivens: Ants farming aphids: evolutionary stability of a mutualism
  • 12.09.2006 - Barbara Feldmeyer: Adaptive significance of temperature dependent sex determination: some like it hot
  • 27.09.2006 - Bram Kuijper: Genetic conflict and the evolution of sex-determining mechanisms: a mechanistic approach
  • 20.09.2006 - Daan Reid: Progress report
  • 12.07.2006 - Max Wolf: Evolution of animal personalities
  • 13.07.2006 - Aniek Ivens: Ant-Fungus mutualism: partners for life and thereafter?
  • 05.07.2006 - Magdalena Kozielska: Sex-ratio selection, maternal-offspring conflict and the evolution of sex determination
  • 28.06.2006 - Martin Hinsch: Economic defendability vs. the costs of sharing
  • 31.05.2006 - Verena Brauer: Do phytoplankton communities show universal temperature dependence?
  • 18.05.2006 - Ivan Puga: Grooming patterns in primates: a model
  • 11.05.2006 - Thomas Berngruber: Biochemical constraints of influenza evolution - a life-history approach
  • 04.05.2006 - Harold Perez de Vladar: On a demographic generalization of Fisher's fundamental theorem or 'How I stopped worrying and learned to love genetics' – part II
  • 27.04.2006 - Harold Perez de Vladar: On a demographic generalization of Fisher's fundamental theorem or 'How I stopped worrying and learned to love genetics'
  • 20.04.2006 - Tim Fawcett: Sex-ratio control undermines sexual selection
  • 12.04.2006 - Sander van Doorn: On switching and splitting: evaluating the developmental-plasticity hypothesis of speciation
  • 05.04.2006 - Ellen van Velzen: The role of sexual conflict in the evolution of separate sexes
  • 29.03.2006 - Hanno Hildenbrandt: Progress report
  • 15.03.2006 - Fardo Witsenburg: Adaptive dynamics of infectious diseasses
  • 01.03.2006 - Elske van der Vaart: Social familiarity as a predictor of macaque dominance hierarchies
  • 15.02.2006 - Max Wolf: Evolution of animal personalities
Guest lectures
  • Anahita Kazem (NTNU Trondheim): Protean punishment of the risk-averse - Why unpredictable social behaviour is adaptive
  • Bernard Thierry (University of Strasbourg)
  • Andreas Flache (Theoretical Sociology, RUG)
  • Hedi Emmerig (University of Bern): Cooperative behaviour in rats - Tests of recent theoretical models
  • Machtheld Verzijden (Leiden University): Sexual imprinting and sympatric speciation
  • Hans Metz (Leiden University): Adaptive dynamics and the canonical equation

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2005


  • 14.12.2005 - Serinde van Wijk: Plaice in Space
  • 07.12.2005 - Maarten Smeets: Predation on a fish school
  • 30.11.2005 - Martin Hinsch: On the evolutionary stability of communism
  • 22.11.2005 - Richèl Bilderbeek: Digital organisms
  • 16.11.2005 - Daan Reid: Hydrodynamics and schooling in fish
  • 09.11.2005 - Ana Duarte
  • 02.11.2005 - Ido Pen
  • 19.10.2005 - Tim Fawcett: Should attractive males have more sons?
  • 21.09.2005 - Andries van der Meer: A theoretical model for evolution of sex determination in the housefly
  • 14.09.2005 - Jan Wantia: Dominance style and competition within and between groups
  • 15.09.2005 - Annelies Leeuw: Good genes selection and speciation
  • 07.09.2005 - Jutta Steinhauser: How is it possible that females dominante bigger, stronger males?
  • 03.08.2005 - Tomás Revilla: Competition for essential resources: the chemostat, Monod & Droop models
  • 27.07.2005 - Harold Perez de Vladar: Prebiotic chemistry
  • 20.07.2005 - Verena Brauer: Pictures, plans, problems & first results from a temperature-controlled bioassay experiment
  • 13.07.2005 - Anneke Procee: Competition in a fluctuating environment
  • 23.06.2005 - Paul Snijders: Frequency-dependent selection in genetic algorithms
  • 22.06.2005 - Barbara Feldmeyer: Is sex determination in the housefly temperature affected? Results from South Africa
  • 15.06.2005 - Charlotte Hemelrijk: Different ways of constructing dominance hierarchies
  • 08.06.2005 - Serinde van Wijk: Inbreeding and genetic erosion in flatfish
  • 08.06.2005 - Ana Duarte: Adaptive behavioral strategies and their influence in territory formation
  • 01.06.2005 - Magdalena Kozielska: Sex ratio selection and multi-factorial sex determination in the housefly
  • 11.05.2005 - Thomas Berngruber: Virulence and the speed of epidemic spread
  • 04.05.2005 - Martijn van de Pol
  • 06.04.2005 - Wouter Vahl: A lab-experiment on the aggressive/territorial behaviour of ruddy turnstones
  • 10.03.2005 - Harold Perez de Vladar: Langevin Formalism as the basis for the unification of population dynamis
  • 02.03.2005 - Folmer Bokma: Parameter estimation using artificial neural networks
  • 02.02.2005 - Anneke Procee: The effect of environmental fluctuations on phytoplankton competition & Leonie Raijmakers: Introduction of MSc project
  • 26.01.2005 - Han Verkiel: Scaling of abundance
  • 19.01.2005 - Maarten Smeets: Introduction of MSc project & Paul Snijders: Introduction of MSc project
Guest lectures
  • Chris Wiley (Cornell University): Unidirectional hybridisation - What, when and why?
  • Olof Leimar (University of Stockholm): The evolution of phenotype determination
  • Liesbeth Sterck (Utrecht University): Reproductive skew in primates?
  • Gerald Kerth (University of Zürich): Social decision-making in animals - The example of the Bechstein's bat
  • Eörs Szathmary (Collegium Budapest): Minimal cells

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2004


  • 22.12.2004 - Daan Reid: Goal-directed flocks
  • 15.12.2004 - Ido Pen: Applications of the Price equation
  • 08.12.2004 - Tomás Revilla: The emergence of biocomplexity
  • 17.11.2004 - Folmer Bokma: A vehicle for thinking about allometric scaling
  • 11.11.2004 - Barbara Feldmeyer: Temperature-dependent sex determination
  • 03.11.2004 - Cornelia : Spatial structure, coalition formation, and female dominance acquisition in an agent based model
  • 27.10.2004 - Verena Brauer: Biodiversity dynamics in shallow tidal ecosystems
  • 20.10.2004 - Martin Hinsch: Co-operation and dispersal in Seychelles warblers
  • 15.09.2004 - Jutta Steinhauser: Self-organization of social structure
  • 09.09.2004 - Bram Kuijper: Sex-ratio evolution in models of sexual selection
  • 19.08.2004 - Han Verkiel: Metabolic basis of ecology
  • 11.08.2004 - Bram Kuijper: Cycling dynamics in a very simple sexual-selection model
  • 30.06.2004 - Magdalena Kozielska: Good genes and the maternal effect of polyandry on offspring reproductive success in the bulb mate
  • 12.05.2004 - Riek van Noordwijk: Final presentation of MSc project
  • 07.04.2004 - Daan Reid: Progress report
  • 10.03.2004 - Richèl Bilderbeek: Final presentation of MSc project
  • 03.03.2004 - Jeroen Minderman: Where to feed... and survive? - Modelling animal distribution
  • 25.02.2004 - Magdalena Kozielska: Causes and consequences of sex determination
  • 04.02.2004 - Tim Fawcett: Progress report
Guest lectures
  • Matthijs van Veelen (University of Amsterdam): The use and misuse of the Price equation
  • Hanno Hildebrand (University of Bremen): Real-time swarming simulations, mangroves and the Hilbert R-tree - Where performance counts
  • Jan van Duin (Leiden University): Evolution of RNA phage
  • Sergey Gavrilets (University of Tennessee): Adaptive Landscapes
  • Michiel van Boven (University of Wageningen): The evolutionary economics of immunity
  • Bob Planqué (VU University): Modelling rods on cylinders
  • Pascal Girod (University of Zurich): Female dominance in many primate species
  • Tomás Revilla (Inst. Zoologia Tropical Caracas): Fighting virus with virus
  • Geerten Hengeveld (Wageningen University): Moving to eat
  • Eva Kisdi (University of Turku): Evolution of diversity in stochastic environments
  • Johan van de Koppel: Does evolution keep the sky blue? Evolutionary constraints on habitat modification by the biota
  • Pim Edelaar: Speciation in crossbills
  • Erik Postma (Heteren): What 'animal models' can do for evolutionary ecologists, and what they can't
  • Pascal Girod (University of Zurich): Despotic and egalitarian macaques - Spatial structure, dominance, aggression and grooming

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