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Interdisciplinary Workshop on Evolution and Ecology

Developing interdisciplinary skills through PhD student-led focal topics and collaborative discussions.

  • 22 Jun 2020, 9.00am to 24 Jun 2020, 3.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath
  • This event is free


Given the current situation concerning COVID-19, we are aware about the uncertainties regarding this workshop. The organising committee hasn't made a final decision yet, whether IWEE 2020 will be postponed or not. We encourage everybody who is interested in this event to register anyway! The event is free (and refund for the conference dinner is possible). Note that you should wait with booking tickets and accommodation though, if there is no guarantee for a refund. We will keep you updated about decisions regarding IWEE 2020 on this website and via email if you have already registered!

Sign up is free, but you do need to register!

This workshop brings together young researchers from a variety of departments (e.g. maths, biology, physics, chemistry, philosophy, history, etc...) who are interested in evolution and ecology. Our goal is to develop interdisciplinary skills through PhD student-led focal topics and collaborative discussions. Following a series of talks, we gather in groups and discuss open questions from current research and how to approach them from different interdisciplinary angles.

The workshop is built around methodological themes - from experimental data acquisition, data analysis and processing, over theoretical modelling, hypothesis testing, numerical methods, to experimental validation. It focuses on topics (not exclusively) related to

  • Host-Pathogen Co-Evolution
  • Morphometrics
  • Reproduction and Mating Systems

Important Dates

Invited Speakers

Thus far our invited speakers include Prof. Hanna Kokko, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies University of Zurich) and the Milner Prize Winner 2020 (to be determined by competition).


There is no registration fee for IWEE, but sign-up is required!

The deadline for registration is 1 May 2020.

You can register through the University of Bath Online Store by following this link. Simply sign-up and pick your preferred category.

If you wish to take part in the conference dinner, you will have the option to choose a 2 or 3-course meal from the SET MENU when you register.


We are grateful to our sponsors for supporting us in hosting this conference.


The workshop will be held in the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath campus.

Milner Centre for Evolution University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Workshop enquiries

If you have any queries concerning the workshop, please contact Yvonne Krumbeck on the details below.