TEEG Discussion Group

Welcome to the Topics in Ecology, Evolution, and Global Change (TEEG) Discussion Group in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph!

TEEG is a weekly discussion group that covers topics relating to ecology, evolution, and global environmental change. Topics that are explored include (but are not restricted to) diversity-ecosystem function relationships, trophic dynamics in freshwater and invertebrate systems, meta-population/meta- community dynamics with global change, spatial ecology relating to beta-diversity and migrations, and eco-physiological and eco-evolutionary responses to climate change.
The format is very flexible. Discussion can be plant or animal-based, in terrestrial and aquatic systems. One person each week is responsible for beginning the discussion in whatever way they choose. This may involve a paper to discuss, presenting tentative research ideas, a set of data in need of analysis, a finished research product, or anything they see fit to open for discussion. In order to maintain a casual atmosphere, presenters are encouraged to use the whiteboard and describe their data and ideas, rather than relying on Powerpoint.
The main goals are to allow people to get feedback on their research at any stage, to explore ideas/papers/methods that people want to better understand, and to connect with other ecologists, evolutionary biologists and eco-physiologists in the department. 
Any interested undergraduates, graduates, postdocs and faculty are welcome to lead and/or join the discussion. 
TEEG meets every Wednesday at 12:00pm in Rm 4440 Science Complex

Schedule


January 18, 2017 - Chris Greyson-Gaito

Introduction and organizational meeting
Dynamic Urban Ecology


January 25, 2017 - Chris Greyson-Gaito

Early human impact on mountain forest ecology


February 1, 2017 - Stefaniya Kamenova

Island Biogeography


February 8, 2017 - Karl Cottenie

Dispelling myths about metacommunities


February 15, 2017 - Stefaniya Kamenova

Hypermanipulation: a parasitoid manipulating a parasite


February 22, 2017 - Winter Break - no meeting


March 1, 2017 - Chris Greyson-Gaito

"Alternative facts": Are there "alternative facts" in ecology and evolution?


March 8, 2017 - Chris Greyson-Gaito

"Alternative fact": How can ecologists and evolutionary biologists contribute?


March 15, 2017 - Heather Hager

Emerging Issues in Global Conservation


March 22, 2017 - TBD


March 29, 2017 - TBD


April 5, 2017 - TBD


TEEG Mailing List Instructions

Do you want to be completely informed about what is happening in the TEEG community? Do you want to continue the conversations outside of the weekly meetings? If so then follow these instructions to get on the TEEG mailing list.
Any general questions about TEEG can be sent to Chris Greyson-Gaito (cgreyson@uoguelph.ca).