Seminars@PED in 2005

held at One Brattle Square, Harvard University (unless indicated as otherwise)

Date Name/Affiliation Title
28 January Jessica Flack
Santa Fe Institute
Organizational mechanics or primate societies.
25 February Professor Reinhard Bürger
Department of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria
Intraspecific competitive divergence and convergence.
25 February Sebastian Bonhoeffer
Ecology & Evolution, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
The evolution of recombination viewed from a retroviral perspective.
3 March Dr. Sevan Ficici
Computer Science Department, Volan Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University
Finite population dynamics in games with polymorphic attractors.
13 April Professor Claus Wedekind
Hrdy Visiting Professor for Conservation Biology, SNF Research Professor, University of Bern, Switzerland
An introduction to population genetics.
25 April Professor Randy Linder
Associate Professor, Section of Integrative Biology in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
The nature of species.
24 May Kevin Foster How does cooperation evolve? The genetics of conflict resolution, and the evolution of mutualism.
5 Oct Sébastien Roch Inferring evolutionary histories by likelihood methods: Computational hardness.
19 Oct Hunter Fraser, PhD Quantitative studies of aging.
24 Oct Sergey Gavrilets
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee
The dynamics of Machiavellian intelligence.
16 Nov
John Wakeley
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Coalescent processes when the distribution of offspring number among individuals is highly skewed.
21 Nov
Claus Wedekind
Department of Conservation Biology, University of Lausanne
Selection on the major histocompatibilty complex and female decisions about mate choice and pregnancy.
30 Nov
Arne Traulsen
Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University

This event co-hosted by John Wakeley and Martin Nowak

held at
Sherman Fairchild
Rm. 177
A simple model for multilevel selection.
Mon 12 Dec
Akiko Iwanaga
Mathematical Biology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Kyushu University, Japan
Epidemiology and disease-control under gene-for-gene plant-pathogen interaction.