Monday, November 21, 2011

The 18th "Blodbadet" 2011

 I was invited to give a talk at the 18th Blodbadet, which is an annual meeting of the Zoology department at Stockholm University. The meeting took place at the Tovetorp research station, and included five invited speakers: Kerstin Johannesson (Gothenburg University), Alex Weiss (University of Edinburgh), Christopher Wheat (University of Helsinki) and John Bishop (Washington State University Vancouver) and myself (Lund University). PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from Stockholm and other Universities were also presenting their research, which made the 2.5 days of talks refreshingly diverse. The topics ranged from animal personalities, to parallel speciation, and the significance of eye spots as anti-predator behaviour and of course, a variety of talk on the evolution and ecology of damselflies and butterflies. I truly enjoyed the talks and meeting this diverse range of people, and left the meeting with lots of new ideas. 

Here is a photo that was taken at the meeting
Maren Wellenreuther

1 comment:

  1. Great to see such a nice mix of old and new faces in Stockholm. Looking forward to hear a more detailed report on Wednesday.