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Seminar Schedules


top ⇑Fall 2014 Departmental Seminar Series

Seminars start at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted.

September 5

Courtship negotiations in sage-grouse: Experiments using robotic females

Gail Patricelli University of California, Davis

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Liz Derryberry

September 12

Selection and the evolution of warning color diversity in the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio)

Cori Richards-ZawackiTulane University

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Department

September 19

The genetics, genomics and ecology of speciation in flycatchers of the Solomon Islands

Al UyUniversity of Miami

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Jordan Karubian

October 3

Applying network models to the conservation of migratory birds

Caz TaylorTulane University

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Department

October 17

Challenges and Oppotunities associated with Phylogenemics: A case study for the Chondricthyan Tree of Life

Gavin NaylorCollege of Charleston & the Medical University of South Carolina

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Hank Bart

October 31

SLEEPING IN A SOCIETY: bees, brains, and the question of sleep in the context of a colony

Barrett KleinUniversity of Wisconsin-Lacrosse

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Sunshine Van Bael

November 14

Genomic perspectives on species discovery: The problem of fractal diversity

Craig MoritzAustralian National University

Location: Room 1111 - Business School, GW2

Sponsor: Hank Bart

Sat, November 15
Connery Lecture

The Grinnell Resurvey Project: Using museum resources to document and understand species' response to 20th Century climate change

Craig MoritzAustralian National University

Location: Freeman Auditorium - Woldenberg Art Center

Sponsor: Hank Bart

November 21

The evolution of complex parasite life cycles

Dan BeneshUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: David Heins

Mon, December 2
Dissertation Defense of Travis Haas

Seminar begins at 2:00pm


Evolutionary responses of a stream fish to water impoundmentA

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

December 5

Animal-mediated Gene Flow in a Tropical Palm Tree

Jordan KarubianTulane University

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Department

top ⇑Spring 2015 Departmental Seminar Series

Seminars start at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted.

January 30

Title TBA

Andrew ParkUniversity of Georgia

Location: 213 LBC – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Sponsor: Caz Taylor

February 6

Title TBA

James GilliamNorth Carolina State University

Location: 213 LBC – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Sponsor: Mike Blum

February 20

The role of phenotypic plasticity in the evolution of terrestrial reproduction

Justin TouchonVassar College

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Cori Richards-Zawacki

March 13

Natural enemies, chemical divergence and the evolution of Amazonian trees

Paul FineUniversity of California-Berkley

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Jordan Karubian

Tue, March 17
Dissertation Defense of Deborah Visco

Seminar begins at 2:00pm


Title TBA

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

March 20

Title TBA

Donald StrongUniversity of California-Davis

Location: 201 LBC – Race Conference Room

Sponsor: Mike Blum

Mon, March 23
Dissertation Defense of Brittany Bernik

Seminar time TBA


Title TBA

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

Wed, March 25
Dissertation Defense of Ashley Peele

Seminar begins at 2:00pm


Title TBA

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

March 27

Title TBA

Akito KawaharaFlorida Museum of Natural History

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Mike Blum

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