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The 4th European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition

The 4th European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition will be held on 7-8 September 2017 at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science. An informal ice breaker will take place…

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How do wild ranging birds recognize a predator?

Birds usually move fast and in a three dimensional space, so they must be able to recognize objects they encounter quickly while navigating through their environment. This is definitely true…

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Kokomo seminar

11. 10. 2017, 12:00, Kokomo room (former library) Leonardo Ré Jorge "Trophic specialization and community structure of plant-herbivore interactions"  

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Ecological role of the big-headed African mole-rat in Afroalpine ecosystem

The most famous inhabitant of Bale Mountains in Ethiopia is the Ethiopian Wolf, but the local community of rodents that make up its diet is just as interesting. The one…

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On the evolutionary significance of flower nectar spur

In 1862, Charles Darwin published a book called On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects. In this book, Darwin first assumed that the long…

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Kokomo seminar

23.8.2017, 12:00, Kokomo room (former library) Danny Haelewaters, Harvard University, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology "Three independent lineages of ectoparasitic fungi associated with bat flies"

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The predictors of the social status among traditional societies of Papua New Guinea

Social hierarchy exists in all human societies. Most studies that explored the determinants of social status were focused on Western, industrialized societies and used so called socio-economic status as a…

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Kokomo seminar

16. 8. 2017, 12:00, Kokomo room (former library) Gibson Maiah (The New Guinea Binatang Research Center, Entomology Section) and Nancy Labun (The New Guinea Binatang Research Center, Botany Section) "PNG…

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Molecular phylogeny reveals food plasticity in the evolution of true ladybird beetles

The tribe Coccinellini is a group of relatively large ladybird beetles that exhibits remarkable morphological and biological diversity. Many species are aphidophagous, feeding as larvae and adults on aphids, but…

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A dramatic decline in genetic diversity of black rhinos

Black rhinos (Diceros bicornis) are once again on the brink of extinction. During the 20th century, the black rhino, which has previously lived in most of the sub-Saharan Africa, has…

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Unravelling the Ecology of an Invasive Ladybird

A group of scientists associated in the Benefits and risks of exotic biological control agents working group of the International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) has produced a special issue…

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Dummy caterpillars reveled the worst places in the world to be the prey

It is well known that the tropical regions near the equator have many more species than those near the poles. The publication of a prestigious journal Science addresses the question…

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