Louis Addo, a doctoral student from the Department of Environmental and Life Science, biology, will give a 50 percent seminar on his doctoral research work. The opponent will be Paul Hart, Professor Emeritus, from the University of Leicester, UK. Date: November 16 at 13.15 CET. Location: 5F423  and Zoom: https://kau-se.zoom.us/s/65816884688. You are warmly welcome!

Stephen De Lisle (Associate Senior Lecturer)

Stephen’s research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of natural selection, specifically in sexually reproducing populations. In this seminar, he will argue the following points: sexual dimorphism, or within species differences between the sexes, are a pervasive form of biodiversity, often with ecological importance. He will then present a series of experiments from salamanders and flies that test for a role of direct ecological causes of sexual dimorphism – that is, ecological character displacement between the sexes. He will then go on to explore the theoretical and realized consequences of sexual dimorphism for the assembly of ecological communities. 

Tuesday 31 October 2023, kl. 13.15 Room 5F322 (https://kau-se.zoom.us/j/3552606964). You are welcome!

Satu Ramula (PhD, adjunct Professor)

Satu Ramula, an Adjunct Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Turku, Finland will give a seminar entitled ” The role of soil microbes in plant invasions“. Satu’s areas of expertise are Demographic methods, invasive species, plant ecology, population ecology, and structured population models.

Time and Date: Friday 13th October 2023 from 09:00 to 9:50 CET over zoom (https://kau-se.zoom.us/j/63791052457). You are cordially welcome to join this seminar.

Raviv Gal, PhD Student

Raviv Gal, PhD student at NRRV, will give a seminar about freshwater mussels as ecosystem engineers. Freshwater mussels are a highly endangered group with a fascinating life history and an important role in the ecosystem. Raviv will tell us about what we know about the role of mussels in freshwaters, with a focus on his own research into their interactions with the rest of the benthic macroinvertebrate community and decomposition processes. Date and Time: Tuesday 19 September 2023 at 13:15 CET. You can join this seminar live on Zoom (https://kau-se.zoom.us/j/63110430909) or in Room 5D306 at Karlstad University campus. You are all invited.

Peter Lambert

Peter Lambert (A Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow at the Environmental and Life Sciences Department of Karlstad University) will be giving a seminar entitled Actions for Insects – from insect decline to actions for insect conservation. You can join live on zoom via https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/magnuslovenwallerius or in room 5D307 on KAU Campus.

On 21 March, Katharina Lapin will be giving a seminar with the title Management of invasive species in riparian forests to our department. Her work centers on the recognition and handling of invasive species in forested areas, but even their effects on forest ecological functions.

Katharina Lapin

As researcher at and head of the Forest Biodiversity & Nature Conservation department of the  Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW), Katharina works on the interface of research and management of natural resources. This results in both scientific papers and handbooks that can be immediately applied in the management of Austrian forests. Read about the Centre for Forestry on https://www.bfw.gv.at/ (in German) and join us on Tuesday 21 March at 13:15 CET via <https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/magnuslovenwallerius>.

Jan Thiele

Jan Thiele from Thünen Institute for Biodiversity, Braunschweig-Germany will be giving a seminar today 7th March 2023 at 13.15 CET live over zoom. The title of this seminar is Effects of historical land-use and landscape structure on arthropod and plant communities in grasslands. To attend visit https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/magnuslovenwallerius