WEES Seminar: Evolutionary arms races in a changing world (16.00h)

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Evolutionary arms races in a changing world


Wouter Halfwerk
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecological Sciences, VU Amsterdam

Arms races evolve wherever individuals with opposing interest interact, such as in the case of rivals and mates, or predators and prey. Many of these interactions are mediated via specific sensory domains, such as the visual or acoustic channel, which makes them highly susceptible to environmental change. In our group we try to understand what drives evolutionary arms races and how different systems respond to change, such as the impact of urbanization on communication, or the role of camouflage in predator avoidance.

The seminar will be hosted on zoom and the seminar can be accessed via the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85798982138

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WEES background & call for new members
WEES is an initiative of PhD students and postdocs at Wageningen University to organize a continuing series of stimulating seminars on contemporary topics in evolution and ecology. For this series we invite researchers from all over the world who have leading roles in their field. We aim to bring together different groups at Wageningen University using a variety of systems, but with a common interest in evolutionary and ecological questions. WEES is funded by graduate schools PE&RC, WIMEK, EPS, VLAG, and WIAS.

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