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Spring 2017 Departmental Seminar Series

Seminars start at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted.

February 3

Modes of Reproduction in Sharks: Evolutionary Strategies and Conservation Consequences

Jose CastroNOAA Fisheries Southeastern Office

Location: Weinmann Hall - Room 110 (Law School)

Sponsor: Hank Bart

March 3
Dissertation Defense of Kimberly Mighell

Seminar begins at 9am


Microbial symbioses: Perspectives from leaf-cutting ants and Jatropha curcas

Location: Weinmann Hall - Room 110 (Law School)

March 3

From Missouri to Panama: Plant-soil feedbacks and species coexistence

Scott ManganWashington University - St. Louis

Location: Weinmann Hall - Room 110 (Law School)

Sponsor: Sunshine Van Bael

Wed., March 8
Dissertation Defense of Susan Chiasson

Seminar begins at 10am


Effects of of petroleum and anthropogenic contamination on growth, uptake, and gene expression in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus

Location: 213 LBC – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

March 17

Genome Curation: Harnessing the Power of the Crowd

Monica Munoz-TorresLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Location: Weinmann Hall - Room 110 (Law School)

Sponsor: Lorena Torres-Martinez

March 17
Dissertation Defense of Samantha Lantz

Seminar begins at 1pm


Behavioral ecology of red-backed fairywrens (Malurus melanocephalus) during the non-breeding season

Location: 201 LBC – Race Conference Room

March 24

Intra-tropical bird migration: A new frontier in understanding the unique life history strategies of migratory birds

Alex JahnUniversity of Colorado - Boulder

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Caz Taylor

March 24
Dissertation Defense of Maggie MacPherson

Seminar begins at 1pm


Migration Patterns in Birds of the New World: Seasonal, Morphometric, and Physiological Considerations

Location: 213 LBC – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Mon., April 3
Dissertation Defense of Jennifer Phillips

Seminar begins at 1:30pm


Natural and sexual selection shape the acoustic phenotype of urban birds

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

April 7

Landscape and ecological genomics of a California endemic oak, Quercus lobata

Victoria SorkUniversity of California - Los Angeles

Location: 202 LBC – Rechler Conference Room

Sponsor: Jordan Karubian

April 7
Dissertation Defense of Luke Browne

Seminar begins at 1pm


Patterns and processes of biodiversity in pristine and fragmented rainforests of the Ecuadorian Chocó

Location: Location TBA

April 19
Dissertation Defense of Alex Ameen

Seminar begins at 9am


Ecogeomorphology and Vegetation Dynamics on New Mudflats in the Mississippi River Delta

Location: LBC 212 - Qatar Ballroom

April 21

Title TBA

Joseph TobiasUniversity of Oxford

Location: Weinmann Hall - Room 110 (Law School)

Sponsor: Liz Derryberry

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