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.

People who wish to automatically receive news of upcoming seminars, and other network activities, are encouraged to join the IOS network mailing list.


Upcoming seminars

The next seminar on the general theme of “The genomic architecture of speciation” will focus on “Hybrid zones as windows into speciation”.

As speakers we welcome Anna Runemark (Lund University, Sweden) and Joshua Peñalba (Museum für Naturkunde, Germany).

The session will take place on 6 Dec 2022 at 9 am CET. The first hour is dedicated to talks and questions, and the final 30 minutes is dedicated to a discussion session. Talks (but not discussion sessions) will be recorded and will be made available on our Youtube Channel.

To attend the session live, please follow this link: https://gu-se.zoom.us/j/62549257446


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