Submitted by Milla Lifke (Bielefeld University).


ONLINE Workshop: Niche Construction and Other Mechanisms in Ecology and Evolution

2-3 July 2020

8:30am-5pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Due to Corona Virus we are proud to be hosting an online workshop at the intersection of philosophy, ecology and evolution.

The workshop brings together philosophers, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists interested in niche construction, mechanisms, fitness, and function. We will discuss niche construction and other ecological-evolutionary mechanisms, along with related philosophical issues such as mechanistic explanation, how to understand fitness, and what role functions play in defining eco-evo mechanisms. In the process, we hope to overcome some of the challenges of integrating ecology and evolutionary biology.

This workshop takes place as part of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre at the University of Münster, Bielefeld University and Jena University “A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction (NC³)“.

Jan Baedke (Ruhr University Bochum)
Tina Heger (University of Potsdam)
Lynn Chiu (St. Andrews University)
Viorel Pâslaru (University of Dayton)
Grant Ramsey (KU Leuven)
Etienne Roux (University of Bordeaux)
Joachim Kurtz (University of Münster)
Behzad Nematipour (University of Münster)

Registration and further information

Marie I. Kaiser (Bielefeld University)
Rose Trappes (Bielefeld University)
Ulrich Krohs (University of Münster)
Behzad Nematipour (University of Münster)