Activities in the DPEE are divided in three basic categories:

  1. Scientific knowledge (K): scientific seminar series, workshops for improvement of scientific knowledge, topic groups, national and international congresses.
  2. Methodological improvement (M): workshops and courses on specific methods and softwares (e.g. statistical or phylogenetic course), scientific exchanges to learn new methods.
  3. Acquisition and reinforcement of skills (S): courses/workshops for reinforcement of expertise (e.g. scientific writing, scientific presentation, developing a grant proposal).

Activities are primarily for PhD students belonging to the DPEE. If there are places available, master students, PhD students, postdocs and academics from CUSO Universities can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.

Cat. Title Location Map [d] Speakers Dates Places Registration
K Biology17 University of Bern map

Prof. Andrew Balmford, University of Cambridge (UK)

Prof. Peter Linder, University of Zürich (CH)

Prof. Catherine Peichel, University of Bern (CH)

Prof. Rosemary Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley (US)

Prof. Tom Wenseleers, University of Leuven (BE)

1485990000 2-3 February 2017 0 / 50 joint
M Phylogeny and molecular evolution University of Geneva map

Dr. Juan Montoya, University of Geneva (CH)

1486335600 6-10 February 2017 2 / 5
M Data Management for Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists University of Bern

Dr. Roel van Klink, University of Bern (CH)

1489618800 16-17 March 2017 16 / 20 registration
K Visions for a sustainable agriculture University of Neuchâtel map

Romano DeVivo, Syngenta (CH)
Dr. Celia A. Harvey, Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans, Conservation International (US)
Prof. Ylva Hillbur, (to be confirmed) International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (NG)
Dr. Ulrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI (CH)
Prof. John Pickett, Rothamsted Research (UK)
Prof. Johan Six, ETH Zürich (CH)
Dr. Lucius Tamm, FiBL (CH)

1493676000 2-4 May 2017 0 / 40 joint
M Data wrangling and plotting with R (tidyr,dplyr,ggplot) University of Lausanne

Dr Etienne Low-Decarie, University of Essex (UK)

Malie Lessard-Therrien, University of Bern (CH)

1494194400 8-9 May 2017 0 / 20
K Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps Villa Cassel, Riederald map

Prof. Lynda Delph, Indiana University Bloomington (US)

Prof. Curt Lively, Indiana University Bloomington (US)

Prof. Sergio Rasmann, University of Neuchâtel (CH)

Prof. Noah Whiteman, University of California Berkely (US)

1497693600 17-23 June 2017 0 / 30 registration
M Molecular Population Genetics University of Geneva

Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr. Estella Poloni, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr. Mathias Currat, University of Geneva (CH)

1498471200 26-30 June 2017 5 / 5 registration
M Computer skills for biological research: an introduction to GNU/Linux and bash scripting University of Geneva

Dr Mathias Currat, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr Jose Manuel Nunes, University of Geneva (CH)

1499119200 4-7 July 2017 4 / 5 registration
K Early-environment effects: Towards integrating theoretical and empirical approaches Arolla

To be confirmed!

Prof. Victoria Braithwaite, Penn State University

Prof. Mike Cant, University of Exeter

Prof. Frances Champagne, Columbia University, New York

Prof. Willem Frankenhuis, Radboud University Nijmegen, NL

Dr Michael Kasumovic, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Dr Frederic Mery, CNRS for Evolution, F

Prof. Nicholas Shea, University of Oxford

Prof. Judy Stamps, University of California Davis

1500328800 18-21 July 2017 0 / 35
K Significance of sexual selection for population fitness Fafleralp map

Prof. David Berger, University of Uppsala (SE)

Prof. Andrew P. Hendry, McGill University (CA)

Prof. Hanna Kokko, University of Zürich (CH)

Prof. John Pannell, Univrsity of Lausanne (CH)

Prof. Tom Pizzari, University of Oxford (UK)

Prof. Jacek Radwan, University of Poznan (PL)

Prof. Leigh Simmons, University of Western Australi (AU)

1503871200 28-31 August 2017 0 / 30
K Biological Invasions: Challenges for Science and Society University of Fribourg

Franz Essl, University of Vienna (AT)

Markus Fischer, University of Bern (CH)

Jonathan Jeschke, Humboldt University of Berlin (DE)

Christoph Kueffer, HSR Rapperswil (CH)

Sabrina Kumschick, Center of Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University (ZA)

Jonathan Levine, ETH Zurich (CH)

Petr Pysek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Pruhonice (CZ)

Dov Sax, Brown University, Providence (US)

1505340000 14-15 September 2017 0 / 40
M Species delimitation using BEAST and STACEY University of Geneva

Prof. Bengt Oxelman, University of Gothenburg (SE)

1506938400 2-4 October 2017 0 / 16
M Linear Model Workshop Using Bayesian Methods University of Bern

Dr. Fränzi Korner-Nievergelt, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach (CH)

1509962400 6-10 November 2017 0 / 12