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Previous seminars Academic Year 2019-20

March 12, 2020 Andy Royle

Research Statistician
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
"The quantitative turtle analysis project: machine learning, with turtles"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact: Matt Farr/Elise Zipkin

February 27, 2020 Brian Wisenden

Department of Biosciences
Minnesota State University - Moorhead
"Scents of Danger: Chemically-mediated predator-prey interactions in aquatic habitats"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Michael Wagner 

February 20, 2020 Amy Angert

EEBB DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER
Department of Botany
University of British Columbia
"Shifting dynamics of demography and adaptation along geographic gradients"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Christopher Warneke

February 13, 2020 Ehab Abouheif

Department of Biology
McGill University
"Eco-Evo-Devo and the origin of obligate endosymbiosis between ants and bacteria"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Ingo Braasch

February 6, 2020 Corlett Wood

Evolutionary Ecology
University of Pittsburgh
“The conflict beneath your feet: Genetic tradeoffs in the plant root microbiome”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Isabella Borges and Nick Haddad

January 30, 2020 Mitch Lettow

CANCELLED SEMINAR
Stewardship Director
Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
"Careers other than tenure-stream positions"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Lars Brudvig

January 30, 2020 Toni Lyn Morelli

Research Ecologist
USGS NE Climate Science Center, Amherst, MA
Careers other than tenure-stream positions
"The path of least resistance makes the river crooked: life as a federal scientist"

3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Maggie Sawdy

January 23, 2020 Tracy Montgomery

DISTINGUISHED EEBB STUDENT SPEAKER
Department of Integrative Biology
Michigan State University
"Cooperation during risky interspecific interactions”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)

January 16, 2020 Andy Kern

Institute for Ecology Evolution
University of Oregon
"Putting the HAL in Haldane: leveraging machine learning for population genetics”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Gideon Bradburd and Matteo Tomasini

December 5, 2019 Noah Snyder-Mackler

Department of Psychology
University of Washington - Seattle
“Social environmental effects on immune function in rhesus macaques”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Tracy Montgomery

November 21, 2019 Nina Overgaard Therkildsen

Department of Natural Resources
Cornell University
"Contemporary evolution and adaptive divergence in open ocean environments: New insights and applications to fisheries management"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Nadya Mamoozadeh

November 14, 2019 John Robinson

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University
"Modeling post-glacial range expansion through integration of fossil, environmental, and genetic data" 
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)

November 7, 2019 Shane Campbell-Staton

Institute for Society and Genetics
University of California - Los Angeles 
“Unnatural Histories - Physiological and genomic signatures of human-mediated selection and rapid adaptation in wild populations” 
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Mariah Meek

October 31, 2019 Laura Twardochleb

DISTINGUISHED EEBB STUDENT SPEAKER
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
“Climate effects on freshwater ecological communities: from local species interactions to continental biodiversity patterns”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Sponsored:  Phoebe Zarnetske

October 24, 2019 Katherine Nash Suding

DISTINGUISHED EEBB SPEAKER
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado - Boulder
"The importance of niche dynamics in restoration and conservation"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Clarice Esch

October 17, 2019 Johanna Kowalko

Wilkes Honors College
Florida Atlantic University
"Uncovering the genetic basis of trait evolution in the cavefish Astyanax mexicanus"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Jason Gallant

October 10, 2019 Karin Burghardt

Department of Entomology
University of Maryland - College Park
“Causes and consequences of variation in phytochemical landscapes”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Dan Turner

September 26, 2019 John Orrock

Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
“Plant induced defenses generate benefits by increasing cannibalism among herbivores”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)

September 19, 2019 S. Hollis Woodard

Department of Entomology
University of California - Riverside
“Conservation physiology of bumble bees: using experimental
approaches to address declines”

3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Darren Incorvaia

September 12, 2019 Jeanette McGuire

Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Biology
Michigan State University
“Careers other than tenure-stream positions”
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)