Grand Challenges Symposium

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Grand Challenges on “Reconciling theoretical models with real-world data” Symposium

  • Beginning: Oct 12, 2017
  • End: Oct 13, 2017
  • Location: Seewiesen
  • Room: Seminar Room House 4
  • Host: IMPRS for Organismal Biology
  • Contact: mhieber@orn.mpg.de
Our annual Grand Challenges Symposia focus each year on a specific area of interest in the wide range of topics from animal behavior, ecology, and evolution to physiology and neuro­biology, suggested by the PhD candidates of our IMPRS. The symposia consist of a series of talks by guest speakers, faculty and students of our program and represent the inaugural event for the latest student cohort.

This year, our Grand Challenges Symposium focuses on "Reconciling theoretical models with real-world data" and we are very pleased and honoured to announce the following keynote speakers:

  • Einat Couzin-Fuchs (University of Konstanz, Neurobiology)
  • Hanna Kokko (University of Zurich, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies): Model selection approaches applied to questions of sexual selection and the evolution of sex
  • Roger Mundry (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology): Do we really need all these random slopes? Issues in the application of mixed models in animal behaviour research
  • Franjo Weissing (Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences): The importance of mechanisms for the course and outcome of evolution
 
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