Seminar series

Our monthly seminars are centred around the aims of the network with the goal of facilitating discussion and knowledge exchange between all corners of speciation research.

The sessions are open to everyone. In order to maximise the geographic diversity of attendees, we will alternate between two time slots on consecutive months: 5 pm CET and 9 am CET.

In addition to promoting scientific integration, the IOS network aims to foster diversity and inclusion across the field of speciation research. Please help us to spread news of the seminar series to anyone who may be interested, especially those in countries that are typically underrepresented in scientific discourse.

Details of upcoming seminars be announced by email, on Twitter (@Speciation_net) and on this page.

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Next seminar

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The first hour of each session is dedicated to talks and questions, and the final 30 minutes is dedicated to a wider discussion. Talks (but not discussion sessions) will be recorded and will be made available on our Youtube Channel.

Past seminars

Recordings of past IOS seminars can be viewed on our Youtube Channel.

Theme 1: Bridging the micro-macro gap

11 Jan 2022 | Leonie Moyle + Daniel Matute | Introduction to ‘big’ questions
08 Feb 2022 | Renske Onstein + Ole Seehausen | Adaptive radiations
29 Mar 2022 | Hélène Morlon + Daniel Rabosky | Phylogenies and speciation

Theme 2: Understanding and measuring barriers to gene flow

12 Apr 2022 | Anja Westram + Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos | What is reproductive isolation?
10 May 2022 | Clarisse Palma-Silva + Rosemary Gillespie | The role of geography in RI

Theme 3: The genomic architecture of speciation

20 Sep 2022 | Anna Qvarnström + James Sobel | Measuring reproductive isolation
08 Nov 2022 | Katie Peichel + Leonardo Campagna | Genomic architecture of speciation
06 Dec 2022 | Anna Runemark + Joshua Peñalba | Hybrid zones

Theme 4: Coupling of RI barriers

14 Mar 2023 | Erik Dopman + Sophie Karrenberg | Contributions of multiple barriers
11 Apr 2023 | Claire Mérot + Kohta Yoshida | Structural variants and speciation

Theme 5: Broad scale patterns and processes of speciation

03 Oct 2023 | Josef Uyeda + Michael Landis | Paleontological views of micro and macroevolution
07 Nov 2023 | Astrid Groot + Tatiana Giraud | Species interactions and speciation
05 Dec 2023 | Catherine Wagner + Carlos Daniel Cadena Ordoñez | Macroecological perspectives
06 Feb 2024 | Tamra Mendelson + Tim Janicke | Sexual selection and speciation
05 Mar 2024 | Erin Saupe + Rachel Warnock | Diversification models in paleoecology