Scientific Meeting - Alternative Reproductive Strategies in Animal Societies
11 Dec 2007 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
This meeting will explore the variation in reproductive behaviour across the taxonomic spectrum.
Animal societies have evolved many ingenious ways to pass their genes on to the next generation, aside from simple male-female pair-bonding. Understanding the evolution and maintenance of these strategies provides fascinating insights into animal behaviour as well as information on mating systems that is crucial for species conservation.
Alternative reproductive strategies can result in intriguing levels of organisation, such as individuals waiting their turn in a queue to become a breeder, or clever methods of avoiding detection by a host in order to parasitise another individual’s nesting resources.
This meeting explores the variation in reproductive behaviour across the taxonomic spectrum, using examples from insects, birds and mammals to illustrate the diversity in strategies of gene propagation found in the animal kingdom.
Organised by Dr Seirian Sumner and Dr Jakob Bro-Jørgensen, Institute of Zoology, ZSL
Professor Jeremy Field – Sussex University
Dr Rebecca Kilner – University of Cambridge
Dr Loeske Kruuk – University of Edinburgh
Dr David S. Richardson – University of East Anglia
The talks are free and open to the public (no advance booking or registration required). Talks will begin at 6.00pm; doors open at 5.15pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. A dinner with the speakers will follow this Scientific Meeting and places must be booked in advance. Please download dinner booking form for further information.
Please note that this event was part of the 2007-08 Scientific Meetings programme
Further Information: please contact Joy Hayward, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park, London NW1 4RY.
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