Speciation symposium

Debrecen, 7 December, 2009

Organisers: Géza Meszéna & Zoltán Barta

Event description
It is a one-day regional symposium on speciation in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the publication of the 'Origin of species' by Darwin. It will be an open event with invited professional lectures in English. The lectures will cover geographical, ecological, genetic and behavioural aspects of speciation from empirical as well as from theoretical viewpoint. The event is part of, and financed by, the FroSpects collaboration.

Starting time: 10 a.m.

Attendance: free for everybody. If you plan to come and wish to have some (free) lunch, please send a mail to Géza by clicking here.


Ecology Building, Room 113
University of Debrecen
Egyetem tér 1, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary
(This is actually the street address of the central building of UD. The Ecology Building, that shares this address, is behind and pointed towards by signs.)

See the map below!


10:00 Intro
10:10 Jacek M. Szymura (Krakow):
Hybrid zones at ecological transition in Bombina
10:40 Pavel Munchliger (Prague):
Complex genetic architecture of the house mouse nascent species hybrid zone
11:10 Karel Janko and Lukas Choleva (Libechov):
Introgression and hybrid speciation without sexual hybrids? Multilocus-based distinction between ancestral polymorphism and hybridization in Cobitis taenia asexual complex

11:40 Coffee break

12:00 Katalin Pecsenye (Debrecen):
The mosaic coevolution theory: Solution for a long-lasting problem? (Maculinea alcon - M. rebeli sibling species?)
12:30 Radka Storchová (Prague):
Z chromosome and speciation in two species of nightingales

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Liz Pásztor (Budapest):
Merging ecology and evolution in Darwin's theory on speciation
15:00 Géza Meszéna (Budapest):
Speciation modes and Darwinian speciation
15:30 Zoltán Varga (Debrecen):
Reinforcement and sexual interference

16:00 Coffee break

16:20 Artur Osikowski (Krakow):
Newts in the Carpathians - choosing a mate at a dance arena
16:50 Zoltán Barta (Debrecen):
Behavioural drive hypothesis and speciation


The Ecology Building is denoted by the blue sign on the map:

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