Science Club Events

Science Club Events 2016/2017

Venue: Zoology Museum

Time: Thursdays 1pm 

06 October
Scientific Presentation Workshop - Social media for scientists 
Dr Luca Borger (Swansea University, UK) 
1-2pm


20 October 

Scientific Presentation Workshop - Poster & oral presentations at conferences 
Prof. Kam Tang (Swansea University, UK) 
1-2:30pm


27 October

Scientific Presentation Workshop - Writing manuscripts for publication 
Prof. Kam Tang (Swansea University, UK) 
1-3pm


03 November  -- Wallace 217 PC lab - Note change of venue!
Data Analysis Workshop - A crash intro to R
Dr Luca Borger - (Swansea University, UK)   
12-2pm


10 November

Scientific Presentation Workshop - The peer review system   
Dr Luca Borger - Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology & Methods in Ecology & Evolution   
Dr Andrew King - Associate Editor, Scientific Report
Dr Jim Bull - Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Royal Society B
1-2pm




16 March
1:00 - 1:30pm: Information Event - 'Meet the British Ecological Society
1:30 - 3:00pm: Scientific Workshop - How to get published   
Dr Christopher Grieves, Assistant Editor, Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Dr Jennifer Meyer, Assistant Editor, Functional Ecology

Dr Luca Börger - Associate Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology & Methods in Ecology & Evolution



21 March
Dr Marjolijn Christianen (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Talk: Engineering an ecosystem engineer: Impacts of green turtle grazing on tropical seagrasses
Abstract: here


13 April
Dr Diogo Borges Provette (Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil)
Talk: Biogeography and macroevolution of anuran amphibians in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
Abstract: here


18 May - Wallace 218 Note change of venue!
Professor Victoria Braithwaite (Penn State University, USA)
Talk: In Search of Resilience: Lessons from Ecology for Applied Conservation
Abstract: here


16 June
Dr Simon Jude (Institute for Resilient Futures, Cranfield University, UK)
Talk: Marine renewables risk: so what?
Abstract: here


04 July
Prof Matty P. Berg (Vrije University Amsterdam, NL)
Talk: Testing niche construction theory: Landhoppers, trait variability, adaptation and salt marsh dynamics 

Abstract: TBA


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Science Club Events 2015/2016

Venue: Zoology Museum

Time: Thursdays 1pm 


06 October [Note different time and day and room!]
Seminar - The Secret Life of Lobster Vets: unravelling host-pathogen-environment interactions in our favourite crustacean 
Prof Spencer J. Greenwood (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada) 
Room W222
3-4pm

08 October 
Scientific Presentation Workshop - The peer review system   
Dr Luca Borger - Editor, Journal of Animal Ecology; Methods in Ecology & Evolution   
Dr Andrew King - Editor, Animal Behaviour   
Prof Rory Wilson - Editor, MEPS, ESR, Polar Biology, ...
1-2pm

15 October 
Scientific Presentation Workshop - Social media for scientists 
Dr Luca Borger (Swansea University, UK) 
1-3pm

29 October 
Scientific Presentation Workshop - Poster & oral presentations at conferences 
Prof. Kam Tang (Swansea University, UK) 
2-3:30pm

05 November 
Scientific Presentation Workshop - Writing manuscripts for publication 
Prof. Kam Tang (Swansea University, UK) 
1-3pm

06 November [Note different time and day]
Event - Meet the Royal Society of Biology 
Alexandra Spencer AMRSB (Membership & Marketing Officer, Royal Society of Biology, UK) 
Staff: 12:30 - 13:00
Students: 13:30 - 14:00



Science Club Events 2014/2015

Venue: Zoology Museum

Time: Thursdays 1pm 

(unless noted otherwise)


21 October
Dr. Shane Windsor (University of Bristol, UK)
Talk: "Biological fluid dynamics, sensing and control: Swimming fish, flying birds and insects"


30 October
Dr Luca Borger (Swansea University, UK)
Scientific Presentation Workshop - Social media for scientists 
1-3pm


13 November 
Prof. Kam Tang (Swansea University, UK)
Scientific Presentation Workshop - poster/oral presentations at conferences
1-3pm



11 December 
Prof. Kam Tang (Swansea University, UK)
Scientific Presentation Workshop - writing manuscripts for publication
1-3pm



10 February
Talk: "Practical Animal Welfare for Dummies"


Title: "Biological oceanographic processes in the Ross Sea, Antarctica: Paradigms lost?"


24 March (3pm - note change of time!)Dr. David Dolezel (Institute of Entomology, Czech Republic)
Title: "Circadian Genes, Juvenile Hormone & Insect Diapause"




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Science Club Events 2013/2014

                          

10 October
Matthew Hansen (University of Sydney, Australia)
Talk: "Social Foraging and Movement in Fish Shoals"


21 November
Dr. Luca Börger (University of Swansea, UK)
Journal Club Discussion: "The Assessment of Science: The Relative Merits of Post-Publication Review, the Impact Factor, and the Number of Citations" (2013, PLoS Biol 11(10): e1001675) (click link for the paper)


13 December
Tina Cornioley (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Talk: "Linking behavioural, physiological and demographic responses to climate change"


07 February
Dr. Sonia Consuegra (University of Swansea, UK)
Discussion: "Evolutionary Ecology or Ecology and Evolution? Are new concepts driving the integration of Ecology and Evolution and what are the possibilities for developing EcoEvo collaborations at Biosciences?"


17 February
Dr. Andrew Hirst (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Seminar: "Frills and Spills: the interplay of body size and shape with oxygen in aquatic organisms"


20 February
Dr. Simon Garnier (New Jersey Institute of Technology & Rutgers University, USA)
Seminar: "All roads lead to the mound"


24 February- 3pm W138 (Note change of room and time!)
Dr. John Coates (University of Cambridge, UK)
Seminar: "The biology of risk taking"


25 February - 12:30pm (Note change of time!)
Prof. Martin Wikelski (Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen, D)
Seminar: "Moving, moving, moving"


03 April
Prof. Paloma Moran (University of Vigo, Spain)
Seminar: "Strategies for the Control of the invasive American mink (Neovison vison) in a Natural Park"


12 June
(postponed to later date!)


TBA (later this summer)
Dr. Adam Powell (Swansea University, UK)
"ASPA for Dummies - A simple-ish guide to the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986"