Wallace Coffee Talks

Wallace Coffee Talks

A seminar series run by our Postgraduate Students

Venue: Zoom

Time: Tuesdays 12/1pm 

Talks Winter 2021

26th December  (1pm)
Talk: Quantifying multistate mortality with incomplete records: A case study of the endangered African wild dog  
Abstract: here

Talks Autumn 2020

8th December  (2pm)
Rowan Durrant (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Modelling a transmissible cancer epidemic 
Abstract: here

Charlotte Christensen (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Quantifying grooming budgets in wild chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) using tri-axial accelerometers
Abstract: here

1st December  
Nathan Thomas (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: The basic biology and biotechnology applications of the photosynthetic flatworm Symsagittifera roscoffensis
Abstract: here

Hywel Evans (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Fungal functional traits: their structure and role in ecological processes 
Abstract: here

3rd November 
Holly Stokes (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Nesting ecology of sea turtles in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT): combining UAV and biologging technology to estimate the population of foraging immature turtles at an important developmental site
Abstract: here

Talk: Life-history traits and long distance dispersal outcomes: the success of fast-paced chameleons
Abstract: here

6th October
Jack Cooper (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Functional Diversity of sharks through time: past, present and future
Abstract: here
Video of Jack's talk: here

Jordi Solà-Codina (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Do interactions between spatial environmental patterns drive the structure and functioning of ecosystems?
Abstract: here
Video of Jordi's talk: here

Talks Spring 2020

17th March  
Ellis Larcombe (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:Developing a cleaner fish sperm bank 
Abstract: here

Ruth Callaway (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: What is driving Swansea Bay? Learning from the past to prepare for the future 
Abstract: here

Talks Winter 2020

25th February  

Carolina Gutierrez (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:Development and validation of an Operational Welfare Score Index (LOWSI) for farmed lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus L. 
Abstract: here

Alex Purdie (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:Growing sea lice in the laboratory to support the aquaculture industry 
Abstract: here

7th January 

Talk: Maze learning and memory in a decapod crustacean 
Abstract: here

Billie Moore  (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Talk:A coralline alga gains tolerance to ocean acidification over multiple generations of exposure 
Abstract: here

Talks Winter 2019

10th December 
Lloyd Hopkins & Emma Brisdion 
Talk: For What It’s Earth: can podcasts encourage changes that last? 
Abstract: here

Talks Autumn 2019

26th November
Rose Davies 
Talk:Loving Leonardo: Dissolving The Boundaries…
Abstract: here

Deborah Morgan  (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:Thinking outside the box: Developing cross disciplinary research with older adults  
Abstract: here

12th November 

Matt Watkins  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: A Novel Application of Environmental DNA to Identify Historic Outbreaks of Forest Pests Within the Pacific Northwest of America
Abstract: here

Alex Dearden (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:How semiochemicals can be used to improve the monitoring and control of the Western flower thrips 
Abstract: here

29th October  

Sayali Pawar  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk:Creating global river obstruction inventories using a citizen science approach
Abstract: here

Konstans Wells (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:The devil (survival) is in the detail – scrutinising the evidence for biological extinction risks
Abstract: here

8th October  

Jessica Ware  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk:The assessment of artificial floating islands as a method of habitat creation in marine environments.
Abstract: here

Kasper Brant (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:Finding an optimal location for a seaweed farm using publicly available data: a case study in the Milford Haven waterway.
Abstract: here

24th September  
Sam Holmes  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Harboring aliens: Ports as habitats for non-native species.
Abstract: here

Fraser Hartley  (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:Is that thing even real? Using cameras and predator models to investigate herbivory 
Abstract: here

Evie Furness (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Seagrass Ocean Rescue  
Abstract: here

3rd September   

Megan Jones  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk:Welfare benefits of physical activity and microalgal feed supplementation in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Abstract: here

Paul Deacon (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:To Leap or not to Leap: A minnow story.
Abstract:  here

Ben Nichols  (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:Comparative study on the effect of algae biostimulants on chilli peppers (Capsicum Annum)
Abstract: here

Gina Lewis (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: My year in industry: an insight into the use of molecular genetic techniques to study animal behaviour
Abstract:  here

Talks Summer 2019

20th August   

Mark White  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk:Ground reaction force patterns in human vertical jumping
Abstract: here

Tom Fairchild (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:The multiple dimensions of biodiversity – human interest relationships
Abstract:  here

13th August   

Amanda Fry  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk:Effects of recent social context on cortisol responses in three-spined stickleback fish (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
Abstract: here

Anna Anschuetz (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Mixotrophy: Why we need a change of perspective on marine plankton
Abstract:  here

30th July 
Steph Januchoswki-Hartley  (Swansea University, UK)  

Talk:#DamOrNot: bridging science and current affairs through an educational Twitter game
Abstract: here

23rd July   

Ben Whittaker  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk:Does personality influence lumpfish interaction with salmon?
Abstract: here

Holly English (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Mice and deer and wild dogs, oh my! Technology shines a light on animal behaviour
Abstract:  here

Talks Spring 2019

18th June   

Ashleigh Harper (Swansea University, UK)

Talk:Wildfires: Relearning to live with them, a British perspective

Abstract: here

Baptiste Garde (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: How do landscape and weather affect flight costs?

Abstract:  here

28th May   

Emma Quinn (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: The invasive Slipper limpet Crepidula fornicata in South Wales
Abstract: here

Bethan Kultschar (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Metabolite profiling of a robust cyanobacterium for industrial biotechnology
Abstract:  here

7th May   

Priscila Fernandes  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Zebrafish as a model for alcohol research

Abstract: here

Ben Whittaker (Swansea University, UK) 

Talk: Shaping sustainable aquaculture: variation in lumpfish body morphometry across populations and between the sexes

Abstract:  here

26th March   

Jessica Thomas  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: An insight into the field of Ancient DNA

Abstract: here

Charlotte E. Davies (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Untangling effects of size, habitat and invertebrate biodiversity on parasite prevalence of the Caribbean spiny lobster

Abstract:  here

Talks Winter 2019

12th March   

Karen Ingham  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Deluge Project

Abstract: here

26th February    

Mathew Wall  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Whats Welsh for Brexit?

Abstract: here

Jessica Minett (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Brown trout in the Falkland Islands: ecology, population structure and genetic diversity

Abstract:  here

21st February    

Charlotte Solman (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Intra-individual variation in sheep wool cortisol
Abstract: here

Anna Bracken & Charlotte Christensen (Swansea University, UK)A
Talk: A snapshot of Cape chacma baboon fieldwork 2018
Abstract:  here

29th January     

Talk: Development and application of molecular tools estimating spatial and seasonal distribution patterns of aquatic native and invasive species

Abstract: here

Waldir Miron- Berbel-Filho (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Don’t get fooled by appearances: morphologically similar mangrove killifish species show different genetic structure along the Brazilian coast

Abstract:  here

Talks Autumn 2018

6th December     

Marta Rodriguez-Rey (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Pathways of Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) in freshwater ecosystems

Abstract: here

William Kay (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Designing hydrodynamic biologging tags with a slice of policymaking on the side

Abstract:  here

29th November     

Sergio Trevi  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Trust your gut (flora): designing a study on the relations between gut-flora and lipid uptake in fish

Abstract: here

Matt Watkins  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: An Introduction to Radiocarbon Dating: Principles, Methods, and Applications within Quaternary Science

Abstract:  here

Talks Summer 2018

4th September     

Jessica Ware (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: The application of artificial floating islands in saline environments

Abstract: here

Robyn Jones (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Remote methods for the assessment of coastal biodiversity interacting with marine renewable developments

Abstract:  here

16th August     

Jose V. Roces-Diaz (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Native or introduced by humans? Using species distribution modelling to analyse Sweet chestnut dynamics in Western Europe
Abstract: here

Jessica Minett (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Brown trout in the Falkland Islands: ecology, population structure and genetic diversity
Abstract:  here

2nd August     

Frances Ratcliffe  (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Between art and science - personal meander
Abstract: here

Alejander Cabanilas (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Small world network and the Prisoner's dilemma: how does cooperation survive?
Abstract:  here

26th July     

Tamsyn Uren Webster (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: Exploring the fish microbiome: links with stress and disease in aquaculture
Abstract: here

Peter Jones (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Physiological, morphological and behavioural determinants of fish passage success
Abstract:  here

21st June     

David Gilljam (Swansea University, UK)

Talk: The colour of environmental fluctuations driving terrestrial animal population dynamics
Abstract: here

Josh Jones (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Stream fragmentation in Great Britain: what, where and why?
Abstract:  here

Talks Spring 2018

12 April
Dr Daniel Strömbon (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:Mechanistic modelling of collective motion in animal groups
Abstract: here

Dr Ana Carolina Luchiari (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
Talk:Fish like us: how can fish help us to understand ourselves
Abstract: here

19 April

Chloe Robinson (Swansea University, UK)
Talk:eDNA as a conservation tool: from crayfish to cetaceans
Abstract: here

Matthew Perkins (Swansea University, UK)
Talk: Materials and ecology of marine infrastructure
Abstract: here

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College of Science Postgraduate Seminar


June - August 2017

Venue: Zoology Museum (unless noted otherwise)
Time: Thursdays 1pm

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College of Science Postgraduate Seminar


June - August 2016

Venue: Zoology Museum (unless noted otherwise)
Time: Thursdays 1pm

30th June

Becky Cliffe
Title:  Life in the slow lane: The sloth niche, divine or dangerous; a case study in Costa Rica
Marta Rodríguez-Rey
Title Disentangling the main factors for the spread of aquatic invasive species
 14th July

Matteo Rolla 
Title Biodiversity conservation in alpine aquatic ecosystems in Gran Paradiso National Park (Western Italian Alps)
Waldir M. Berbel-Filho
Title:  Sex and parasites in the mangrove: who is winning the arms race?

28th July

Suzana G. Leles
Title Neither phytoplankton nor zooplankton: welcome to the mixotrophic world of marine plankton
Bethan Kultschar
Title Metabolite profiling of a robust cyanobacteria for industrial biotechnology
Dania Albini
Title: Morphological and chemical defences induced by Daphnia magna (cladocera) in two green algae, Scenedesmus quadricauda and Chlorella vulgaris. Modelling the strategy

11th August

Chloe Robinson
Title: O ye of little plague? Linking genetic diversity of North American Signal Crayfish populations (Pacifastacus leniusculus) with prevalence of crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci)”
Andrew Lucas
Title: From Community to Individual: DNA Metabarcoding Reveals Pollen Transport by Hoverflies
Dan Sankey
Title: The importance of body orientation in collective herding behaviour

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May - August 2015

Venue: Zoology Museum
Time: Thursdays or Tuesdays 1pm

21 May
Elizabeth Evans (Geography)
Title: Applying X-ray Computed Tomography to the study of Tephrochronology
Yanting Ji (Maths)
Title: Existence and uniqueness of stochastic differential delay equation of neutral type
Abstracts here

28 May
Chloe Robinson (Biosciences)
Title: Environmental DNA as a Tool for Detecting and Monitoring Aquatic Invasive Species
Abstract here

11 June
Anna Pigott (Geography)
Title: The idea of the Anthropocene: imagining alternative social and environmental futures in Wales
Abstract here

16 July
Andrew Lucas (Biosciences)
Title: It's not just bees: hoverflies as pollinators in Welsh grasslands
Abstract here 
23 July
Rebecca Pawluk (Biosciences)
Title: Colour change in the mangrove killifish, Kryptolebias marmoratus

30 July
Timothy Neate (Computer Science)
Title: Mediating Attention for Second Screen Companion Content

06 August
Anna Rawlings (Biosciences) 
Title: Decay in the canopy: investigating saprotrophic communities in attached angiosperm branches

Jack O’Sullivan (Biosciences)
Title: TBA

20 August 
Speaker: Danis Kiziridis (Maths)
Title: Playing Magic: The Gathering® on networks of competitive interactions

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May - August 2014

Venue: Zoology Museum
Time: Thursdays or Tuesdays 1pm

Thursday 15th May
Speaker: Charlotte Davies
Title: Does the importation of live American lobster pose a threat to native European lobster populations?

Thursday 29th May
Speaker: Jacques Olivier-Laloe
Title: Sea, Sand, Sun, and Turtle Sex: How climate change impacts sea turtle populations, and other important questions 

Tuesday 3rd June
Speaker 1: Greame Nelson 
Title: Anaerobic digestion effluent to discharge or reuse by microalgal biomass production

Speaker 2: Natalie Croft
Title: American mink in the UK and its impact on the neighbours

Tuesday 10th June

Tuesday 17th June
Speaker 1: Laurence Dyke
Title: The deglaciation of Southeast Greenland: Synchronicity and driving mechanisms

Speaker 2: Sophie De Grissac
Title: The Early life at sea of juveniles albatrosses and petrels

Tuesday 24th June
Speaker 1: Becky Stringwell
Title: Phenotypic mismatch in hatchery-reared Atlantic salmon stocked in the wild

Tuesday 1st July
Speaker 1: Anna Pigott
Title: Imagining the future: people, environment and social change.

Speaker 2: Alistair Everett
Title: Oceanic Influences on the Melt Rates of Marine-Terminating Glaciers in South East Greenland

Tuesday 8th July
Speaker: Amanda Smith
Title: Effects of artificial infection of juvenile edible crabs, Cancer pagurus with the parasitic dinoflagellate, Hematodinium sp.

Tuesday 15th July
Speaker: Tom Fairchild
Title: Scaling Biodiversity - Ecosystem Function Relationships

Tuesday 22nd July
Speaker: Zayed Abdullah 
Title: Chemical Ecology, Olfaction and Bio-rational Insect Pest Management

Tuesday 29th July
Speaker 1: Brenda Tysse 
Title: Seeing the Unseen: Accelerometry revealing human biology secrets

Speaker 2: Carly Manuel 
Title: How stress influences aggression in the insect pathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae 

Tuesday 5th August
Speaker 1: Chloe Robinson
Title: Assessing phenotypic and genetic divergence in brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Welsh rivers

Speaker 2: Andrew 'Pedro' Roberts
Title: Quantifying the energetic costs of flight in the wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans)

Tuesday 12th August
Speaker 1: William Kay
Title: Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) at sea: Exploring area usage in a central place forager.

Speaker 2: Hannah Williams
Title: What can accelerometry tell us about soaring flight?

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