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Evolution Seminar Series (ESS)

ESS is held at noon on Thursdays in Genetics/Biotech room 1360. If you are interested in bringing a speaker in for ESS, please fill out the speaker request form

To suggest a speaker or inquire about the upcoming schedule, contact the ESS chair Megan Frayer.


The J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is inviting early-career evolutionary biologists from outside UW-Madison to apply to participate in an early-career scientist seminar series in spring 2018. For more information about our Institute, please visit our website ( Please come share your science with our community! 

The 3-5 speakers selected for the series will be invited to visit UW-Madison. The speaker will present a 50-minute seminar, ideally aimed at evolutionary biologists with a broad range of backgrounds. The speaker will also participate in a 45-minute discussion after the seminar with undergraduate evolution majors. For the day of the seminar we will schedule meetings with faculty and students working in evolutionary biology. The speaker would be responsible for their own travel to Madison, but would receive a $100 honorarium to offset travel costs. If an overnight stay is required, arrangements could be made to stay with a member of the Crow Institute.

Applications for a spring seminar are due by October 1st. If you have any questions please contact Megan Frayer ( or Jered Stratton (

The application for a Spring seminar has closed. Please check back for future opportunities! 


Zoology & Evolution Reading Group (ZERG)
The Zoology and Evolution Reading Group meets Fridays at 2:15pm in Genetics/Biotech 1360. Please contact Philippa Claude for more information.

Teaching Evolution Seminar 
The Teaching Evolution Seminar meets on Wednedays 3-4:30pm in 117 CBE. It is a forum to share best practices in teaching evolution, and everyone interested in the topic is welcome to participate. This seminar can be taken for 1 credit (Genetics 993). Please contact Kristin Jenkins for more information.

Evolution Journal Club
Please email for more information.

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