Past seminars given in 2018-19

April 11, 2019
Eli Strauss

Distinguished Student Speaker
Integrative Biology
Michigan State University
"Social dynamics and social inequality in 
long-term study of a wild carnivore
"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Sponsored:  Kay Holekamp

April 4, 2019
Mimi Koehl

Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
"Moving through a turbulent world"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Taylor Rupp

March 28, 2019
Diego Salazar

Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
"Plant Chemical Diversity: Exploring a Different Dimension of Biological Complexity Across Multiple Scales"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Marjorie Weber

March 21, 2019
Tawny Mata

Director of Strategic Engagement
The Nature Conservancy
Careers outside of academia
"The power, and the limitations, of a scientific mind in a political world"

3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Nick Haddad

March 21, 2019
Kate Yoshida

Curator of Biology
Las Vegas Natural History Museum 
"Careers outside of academia"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Kay Holekamp

March 14, 2019
Christine Drea

Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University
"The evolution of cooperative breeding: 
Mechanisms and tradeoffs in the meerkat"

3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Tracy Montgomery

February 28, 2019
Craig Miller

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
"Fishing for the genetic basis of vertebrate evolution, development, and regeneration"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Ingo Braasch

February 21, 2019
Mariah Meek

Department Integrative Biology
Michigan State University
"Unnatural selection and genetic drift: Fish population genomics in human dominated ecosystems”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)

February 14, 2019
THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED Emma Rosi

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
"Large animals influence river biogeochemistry in
the Mara River, Kenya"

3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Steven Hamilton

February 7, 2019
Jacquelyn Gill

Paleoecology & Plant Ecology
University of Maine
"The once and future forests: Ice age experiments for a warming world"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Phoebe Zarnetske

January 31, 2019
Judith Becerra

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
"2-Alkenals: from heteropteran microbial symbiosis to Alzheimer's disease“   
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Andrea Glassmire

January 24, 2019
THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED Steven Wright

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto
"Evolution of sex chromosomes: Y degenerate?" 
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Kevin Bird

January 17, 2019
Andrew Moeller

Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
"Adaptation of a mammalian species to its gut microbiota"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Gideon Bradburd

December 7, 2018
Leslie Ries

Biology, Georgetown University 
"Butterfly thermal ecology: A framework for predicting responses to climate change"
10:45 a.m., 237 Stack
Contact:  Nick Haddad

December 6, 2018
Leslie Ries

Biology, Georgetown University 
"Predicting responses of the monarch butterfly to a changing environment"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Elise Zipkin

November 29, 2018
Charles Derby

Neurobiology and Biology, Georgia State University
"Escape by inking:  Marine mollusks avoid predators with diverse chemicals and mechanisms"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Taylor Rupp

November 15, 2018
Andrew Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead
Environmental Toxicology, University California - Davis
"When evolution is the solution to pollution: The genomic basis of rapid adaptation to extreme environmental change"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Andrew Thompson

November 8, 2018
Mark Christie

Biological Sciences, Purdue University
"Rapid evolution in a changing world"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Kim Scribner

October 25, 2018
Terri Williams

Biology, Trinity College
"Adding segments one by one: a tale of posterior elongation in arthropods"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Savvas Constantinau

October 18, 2018
Sarah Converse

Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
University of Washington
"Reintroduction biology: directions in science and conservation management"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Elise Zipkin/Gary Roloff