​Date & Abstract​Speaker​Title
Oct. 16, 2018 Marco Ferrante, Aarhus University, Denmark“Using artificial sentinel prey to quantify predation intensity under field conditions"
Nov. 6, 2018, Tsevi Beatus, The Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem“The flight-control reflexes in the fruit fly"
Nov. 13, 2018 Efrat Sheffer, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,  The Hebrew University, Rechovot“Fixing the nitrogen gap: the ecology of nitrogen fixation in Mediterranean ecosystems"
Nov. 20, 2018 Mark Shein-Idelson , The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University“A dragons view on the evolution of cortical computation"
Nov. 27, 2018 Elizabeth Warburton, Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University“A two-way street: Bidirectional fitness effects in host-parasite interactions using a rodent-flea system"
Dec. 4, 2018 Fengqun Meng, Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University“The unique interaction between the summer annual desert plant Salsola inermis and weevil beetles residing on its roots: Mutualism or parasitism?"
Dec. 11, 2018 Yuval Gottlieb,  Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University, Rechovot“Evolution and function of symbionts in ticks"
Dec. 18, 2018 Tomer Gueta,  Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion, Israel“Biodiversity research in the era of big-data"
Dec. 25, 2018 Alon Silberbush, Department of Biology, Haifa University-Oranim “The effects of kairomones on mosquito life history traits"
Jan. 1, 2019

Neta Manela, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University 

Concluding seminar: “Spatio-temporal germination dynamics in Mediterranean woodlands”​

Jan. 8, 2019 Maria Arroyave, Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Ben-Gurion University

Concluding seminar: Consequences of neighboring plants on species responses to abiotic stress

​Jan. 9, 2019

​Hazel Nichols and Kevin Arbuckle, Swansea University

Cobras, Cuckoos and Cooperative Breeders: a trilogy of talks on behaviour and evolution

​Jan. 30, 2019 Special Seminar

​Gili Greenbaum
Department of Biology,
Stanford University

​Diseases, Ecology, and Evolution in the Interaction Between Neanderthals and Modern Humans

​Jan. 31, 2019 Special Seminar

​Klaus Birkhofer
Department of Ecology,
Brandenburg University of
Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Cottbus, Germany

​Climate Change and Biological Control

​Feb. 5, 2019 Special Seminar

Robert D. Holt University of Florida

​Niche Conservatism, Evolution, and Applied Ecology: Theoretical Perspectives

​Date & Abstract



Feb. 26, 2019

Chris Klausmeier, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University

Trait-based approaches to plankton ecology and evolution

​March 5, 2019

​Eric Wajnberg, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

​Why sexuality? The point of view of the biology of evolution

​March 12, 2019

​Ron Milo, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Weitzman Institute of Science

​The biomass distribution on Earth

​March 19, 2019

​Gabriele Uhl, Department of General and Systematic Zoology, University of Greifswald

​Securing paternity in spiders: plugging and mutilating

​March 26, 2019

​Miguel Frada, The Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat

​Life cycle differentiation and interplay with viruses in marine calcifying phytoplankton

​April 2, 2019

​Dan Malkinson, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa

​The town boar and the country boar – Not so simple to ignore

​April 30, 2019

​Guy Rotem, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University

​Agroecology: from Island biogeography to network ecology - Southern Judea Lowlands as a case study

​May 7, 2019

​Ilya Gelfand, Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology, Ben-Gurion University

​Effect of land-use change on ecosystemal carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles in a humid continental climate

​May 14, 2019

​Michal Gruntman, School of Plant Sciences and Food Security, Tel Aviv University

​Should I stay or should I grow: developmental responses and decision making in plants

​May 21, 2019  

10th Student Symposium of the SIDEER

​May 28, 2019 

​Merav Seifan, MDDE, Ben‐Gurion University

Climate change, grazing and plant interactions ‐ Lessons from a Mediterranean shrub

​June 4, 2019

​Efrat Gavish, The Israeli National Natural History Collections, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

​Arachnid evolution in subterranean habitats

​June 11, 2019

​Miriam Kishinevsky, Haifa University, Oranim

​Parasitoids in agri‐ecosystems: an area‐wide perspective

​June 18, 2019

​Noam Levin, The Department of Geography, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

​Adding the Third Dimension to Marine Conservation

​August 6, 2019

​Sean O'Donnell, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, Department of Biology, Drexel University

​Brain evolution in social insects: How sociality and body size shape brain architecture

​August 20, 2019

​by Danilo Russo, Wildlife Research Unit, Dipartimento di Agraria, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

​Managing forests for bat conservation: Barbastelle bats as a case study