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
M Linear Model Workshop Using Bayesian Methods University of Bern

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

1509962400 6-10 November 2017 12 / 12
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 48 / 50 joint
M Phylogeny and molecular evolution University of Geneva map

Dr. Juan Montoya, University of Geneva (CH)

1486335600 6-10 February 2017 3 / 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 18 / 20
K Conservation Day 2017 University of Lausanne map

Anna-Lisa Mascitti, Centre-nature BirdLife de La Sauge

Sarah Pearson, OFEV

Michel Baudraz, La Grande Cariçaie

Mathias Loertscher, CITES

Benoît Stadelmann, WWF

Virginie Favre, La Boîte Verte

Raphaël Arlettaz, University of Bern

Thomas Gelsi, IUCN

Julien Leuenberger, Jardin botanique de Lausanne

Alice Cibois, Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Genève

Yannick Chittaro, CSCF

Albertine Roulet, La Maison de la Rivière

1489964400 20 March 2017 7 / 20 joint
K Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2017 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 6 / 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 21 / 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 23 / 30
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
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)

1499032800 3-6 July 2017 5 / 5
K Early-environment effects: Towards integrating theoretical and empirical approaches Arolla

Prof. Victoria Braithwaite, Penn State University (US)

Dr. Sinead English, University of Cambridge (UK)

Dr. Tim Fawcett, University of Exeter (UK)

Dr. Bram Kuijper, University of Exeter (UK)

Prof. Olof Leimar, University of Stockholm (SE)

Dr. Suvi Ruuskanen, University of Turku (FI)

Prof. Carmen Sandi, École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne - EPFL (CH)

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

Prof. David Berger, University of Uppsala (SE)

Prof. Tim Clutton-Brock, University of Cambridge (UK)

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

Prof. Michael Jennions, The Australian National University (AU)

Prof. Hanna Kokko, University of Zürich (CH)

Prof. John Pannell, University of Lausanne (CH)

Prof. Jacek Radwan, University of Poznan (PL)

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

1503871200 28-31 August 2017 18 / 30
M An Introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

1503957600 29 August - 1 September 2017 30 / 30
M Bayesian Statistics for Genetics - Swiss Institute in Statistical Genetics - Module 1 University of Lausanne map

Prof. Jonathan Wakefield, University of Washington (US)

Prof. Ken Rice, University of Washington (US)

1504476000 4-6 September 2017 30 / 40
M Population Genetic Data Analysis - Swiss Institute in Statistical Genetics - Module 2 University of Lausanne map

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)
Prof. Bruce Weir, University of Washington (US)

1504648800 6-8 September 2017 24 / 40
M Quantitative Genetics - Swiss Institute in Statistical Genetics - Module 3 University of Lausanne map

Prof. Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona (US)

Prof. Guilherme J. M. Rosa, University of Wisconsin (US)

1505080800 11-13 September 2017 29 / 40
M Mixed Models in Quantitative Genetics - Swiss Institute in Statistical Genetics - Module 4 University of Lausanne map

Prof. Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona (US)

Prof. Guilherme J. M. Rosa, University of Wisconsin (US)

1505253600 13-15 September 2017 23 / 40
K Biological Invasions: Challenges for Science and Society University of Fribourg

Franz Essl, University of Vienna (AT)

Jonathan Jeschke, Humboldt University of Berlin (DE)

Christoph Kueffer, HSR Rapperswil (CH)

Ingolf Kühn, University of Halle & Environmental Research Centre UFZ (DE)

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

Jonathan Levine, ETH Zurich (CH)

Dov Sax, Brown University, Providence (US)

1505340000 14-15 September 2017 22 / 40
M Species delimitation using BEAST and STACEY University of Geneva

Prof. Bengt Oxelman, University of Gothenburg (SE)

1506938400 2-4 October 2017 11 / 16
M Training in ade4 in R - Module I: Basic Methods University of Lausanne map

Dr. Stéphane Dray, Directeur de recherche, CNRS, Université de Lyon (FR)

1508104800 16-17 October 2017 10 / 20