Sunday, March 21, 2010
Lab-meeting: evolution of mate choice in swordtail fish
During the lab-meeting this coming week (Wednesday 24 March), our postdoctoral researcher Machteld Verzijden will give a presentation of the research that she performed during her previous postdoc in the laboratory of Gil Rosenthal in Texas. Machteld studied mate choice and sexual selection in swordtail fish, using some very clever video manipulations of the male sword (or rather, how females perceive the sword), and assessed the consequences in terms of mate choice and its effects of sexual selection. This will be a talk that everybody who has the slightest interest in fish, sexual selection, sensory ecology or all of these topics should come and listen to.
Also, we hope that our colleagues from the "Vision Group", Almut Kelber and Miriam Henze, will also join us for this lab-meeting to listen to this fascinating talk. I hope that we will have some very good scientific discussions about the fascinating intersection between sexual selection and sensory ecology. Everybody should be most welcome!
When: Wednesday, March 24, 10.15
Where: "Darwin-room", 2nd floor, Ecology Building