EVEREST "DOSE"-  the Doctoral Student Seminar

EVEREST DOSE provides an informal platform for our students to discuss their projects and future plans with their peers without the supervisors being present. Students take turns to host the seminar in their work group. Talks should not exceed 30 min to allow time for discussion. The seminar focuses not only on results, but specifically on used methods, challenges and perspectives. Students are encouraged to include practical demonstrations or tours around exhibitions into the seminar. We conclude the seminar by going to a pub for snacks and drinks.


The seminar always starts at 5:15 p.m.

Make sure attendance is documented and the attendance sheet soon submitted to the EVEREST coordinators.



Programme 2018

Month Date Time Speaker Room Title
February Wed, 21st 17:15 Christoph Wißing (Former Biogeology with Prof. Dr. Hervé Bocherens) Hölderlingstr .12 Room 229 Experiences of an EVERST alumnus


Tue, 13th 17:15 Gillian Wong Early (Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology with Prof. Dr. Nicholas J. Conard) Rümelinstr. 23
Room 703
"Did Humans Modify that Bone? - Taphonomy in Zooarchaeology"
April tba 17:15 tba tba  
May Tue, 15th 17:15 Jessica Starke (Geology and Geodynamics with Prof. Dr. Todd Ehlers) Lothar Meyer Bau Thesis project and lab tour
June Tue, 26th 17:15 Melania Ioannidou (Paleoanthropology with Prof. Dr. Katerina Harvati) Rümelinstr. 23
Room 703
Thesis project
July tba tba Anna Kirschbaum (Plant Evolutionary Ecology with Dr. Niek Scheepens) Heuberger Tor
common garden
Outdoorpresentation about experiments
August tba        
September tba        
October tba 17:15 Julia Staggenborg (Animal Evolutionary Ecology with Dr. Nils Anthes)  

Thesis project

November tba 17:15 Chris Baumann (Zooarchaeology with Dr. Britt Starkovich)  

Thesis project

December Tue, 11th 17:15 Julia Geue (Comparative Zoology with Prof. Dr. Katharina Foerster) AdM 28 E5A20 Thesis project

Previous DOSE

Programme 2017

MayTue, 23rd17:15Judith Beier (Prof. Harvati, Palaeoanthropology)tba"Skull trauma frequencies in the Palaeolithic"


Tue, 27th17:15Dr. Sybille Wolf (Terrestrial Palaeoclimatology)Castle R119tba
JulyTue, 18th17:15Peter Pogoda (Prof. Foerster, Comparative Zoology)tba"New examination of sexual dimorphism in the northern spectacled salamander - Salamandrina perspicillata"
Augusttba17:15no DOSE
SeptemberThu, 14th17:15Ronja Razbor (Prof. Tielbörger, Plant Ecology)AdM 3, 036"HEDGE 2: From the common garden to the Biodiversity Exploratories"
SeptemberTue, 26th17:15Dr. Dorothée Drucker and
Dr. Nils Anthes (Coordinators), Judith Beier and Lara Braun
AdM 28, E5A20About EVEREST an DOSE
OctoberTue, 17th17:15Ellie Gibson-Forty (Prof. Tielbörger, Plant Ecology)AdM 3, 036"Reproductive success is conserved in annual Bassicaceae species despite changing pollinator activity among a steep rainfall gradient in Israel"
NovemberTue, 07th17:15Babette Guimbang (Guest PhD; Prof. Foerster, Comparative Zoology)AdM 3, 036tba

Programme 2016


Anubhav Mohiley

(Prof. Tielbörger, Plant Ecology)

Auf der Morgenstelle 1,

R. 131

"The role of herbivore induction in determining metal hyperaccumulation"
JunMon, 6th18:00

Alexandra Uhl

(Prof. Harvati, Paleoanthropology)

Rümelinstr. 23,

R. 703

"Introduction to osteology and osteological methods for sex and age determination"
JunTue, 14th17:15

Eleanor Gibson-Forty

(Prof. Tielbörger, Plant Ecology)

Rümelinstr. 23,
HS 404 (1. Floor)
Experiences and impressions of Ellie's field work in Isreal and Jordan
JulThu, 21st17:15

Alexander Peltzer

(Prof. Krause, Paleogenetics)

Rümelinstr. 23, W400 (Geography)"Computational methods of ancient genome reconstruction"

Ulrike Harant

(Prof. Michiels,

Animal Evolutionary Ecology)

Auf der Morgenstelle 28, E-Bau 5th floor, Seminarroom (E5P43)"Red fluorescence: First evidence of functionality in fish"
SepTue, 27th17:15

Shirley Ying Deng

(Prof. Bossdorf,

Evolutionary Plant Ecology)

Auf der Morgenstelle 3, SE room 036"Does variable heat stress affect Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes in more than one generations?"
OctMon, 17th17:15

Wellencia Clara Nesongano

(Prof. Tielbörger, Plant Ecology)
“Effects of climate change and elevated CO2 on shrub encroachment and the balance between herbaceous and woody plants in (Namibian) savanna ecosystems”
NovTue, 15th17:15

Nicola Lechner

(Prof. Tielbörger, Plant Ecology)

Auf der Morgenstelle 3, SE room 036“Drought impacts on herbaceous plants - separating resistance and resilience mechanisms”
DecThu, 15th17:15

Deike Lüdtke

(Prof. Förster, Comparative Zoology

Sexual selection on female newt body coloration in a non-sex-role-reversal species

Programme 2015

JanuaryTue, 20Alexandra Uhl"Sex determination in geographically and ontogenetically diverse samples"
FebruaryTue, 17Ashild Vagene"Ancient pathogen genomics"
MarchTue, 17Catherine Bauer


"Geometric morphometric analysis and internal structure measurements of Neanderthal and modern human lower second premolars"
AprilTue, 21Alexander Peltzer404 in Rümelinstraße 23

"EAGER - Efficient Ancient Genome Reconstruction"

MayTue, 19Haydar Martinez404 in Rümelinstraße 23"Is Wood-Ash in a cave a proxie of human activity in paleoenvironments? An isotopic perspective"
JuneTue, 09Kerttu Majander


"Ancient DNA analysis of infectious agents in the human remains from Finnish, archaeologically studied burial grounds"

Tue, 21

Svenja BlockHeuberger-Tor-Weg"Climate change and the invasion potential of ornamental plants"
September Tue, 22Alissa MittnikRoom 703 in Rümelinstraße 23"Investigating the population genetics of cultural transitions in pre-historic Europe"
OctoberThu, 22Roland Fritsch

room E5P43, 5th floor of E-Building, Morgenstelle


"Anatomy and function of light-emitting eyes"
NovemberTue, 17Lara Braun
"From land management through habitat heterogeneity to biodiversity in grassland ecosystems. A combined theoretical, experimental, and observational study"



Programme 2014

JanuaryTue, 14Alexander Immel "Ancient DNA sequencing"
MarchWed, 20Andrea Schuster



"Animal Personality and Cognitive Abilities of Harvest Mice"

AprilTue, 29Flora Schilt


Institute of Geography

"A geoarchaeological investigation of Middle Stone Age human response to environmental change on the shores of Lake Malawi."

MayThu, 22Hugo Reyes


Institut für Naturw. Archäologie (INA), Rümelinstr. 23, Room 703

"Genomic and Craniometric Perspectives on Modern Human Origins, Diversity, and Dispersals."

JuneMon, 23 16:15!!!Tobias GerlachMorgenstelle, Botany, N11

"Functions of red fluorescence in marine wrasses"


Wed, 23


Cosimo PosthINA, Rümelinstr. 23, Room 703

"Genome wide analyses of late pleistocene and early holocene modern human remains from Europe"

AugustSummer break-----------------------------------------------------------------------
SeptemberThu, 25Ines HaedererRoom E5P43, Morgenstelle 28 E-Bau"Sexual selection in a simultaneous hermaphrodite"
October09/10 - 11/10PhD Retreat------------------------------------------------------------
NovemberTue, 25Martin Vallon

Room E5P43, Morgenstelle 28 E-Bau

"Which eggs do I pick? - Selective filial cannibalism in a marine fish with parental care"
DecemberWed, 17Martin CotteHölderlinstr. 12, room S229

"Argentina during the Pleistocene (1,000,000 to 10,000 years ago). A Look into the Pampas."


Programme 2013

DecemberFri, 13Christoph Wißing

"Insight into the ecology of Neandertals in North-West Europe: stable isotopes and their paleobiological implications"