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Spring 2014 Departmental Seminar Series

Seminars start at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted.

January 17

Ancient homology underlies adaptive mimetic diversity across butterflies

Sean Mullen Boston University

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Cori Richards-Zawacki

Wed., January 22

Teaching Seminar


Salt marshes: Doorsteps to the sea

David JohnsonProfessor of the Practice candidate

Location: 213 LBC – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
January 24

Fungal endophytes from the tropics to the tundra: Clues to the evolution of plant-fungal sybiosesitle

Betsy ArnoldUniversity of Arizona

Location: 213 LBC – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Sponsor: Sunshine Van Bael

January 31

Teaching Seminar


The effect of light and temperature on symbiont abundance in an intertidal anemone

Mike BergerProfessor of the Practice candidate

Location: 212 LBC – Qatar Ball Room
February 7

Joint Seminar with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Of gecko toes and sharks teeth: The evolution of innovation and the imperfection of nature

Duncan IrschickUniversity of Massachusetts

Location: 213 LBC – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Wed., February 12

Teaching Seminar


The Molecular Genetics and Ecology of a Harmful Alga Endemic to the Gulf of Mexico

Tim McLeanProfessor of the Practice candidate

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room
Mon., February 17

Teaching Seminar


Ocean acidification: the other CO2 problem

Lindsay SullivanProfessor of the Practice candidate

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room
February 21

The role of phenotypic plasticity in the adaptive diversification of postglacial fishes

Beren RobinsonUniversity of Guelph

Location: 212 LBC – Qatar Ball Room

Sponsor: David Heins

February 28

Environmental uncertainty and the evolution of complex sociality: patterns, processes and mechanisms

Dustin RubensteinColumbia University

Location: 212 LBC – Qatar Ball RoomRoom

Sponsor: Jordan Karubian

March 28

Putting habitat corridors to the test

Douglas LeveyNational Science Foundation

Location: Woldenberg Art Center 205, Freeman Auditorium

Sponsor: Tom Sherry

April 11

Mini-Symposium in Honor of Dr. John Caruso

Dr. John Caruso is retiring from Tulane at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. This symposium honors his career of nearly 30 years in the field of Marine Biology. 4:00pm in 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room.


4:00

Introductory Remarks

David Heins, ChairTulane University

4:10

Charles Darwin, Invasive Species, and Intelligent Design

Steven DarwinTulane University

5:00

Multiple Coastal Stressors and Fish

Nancy RabalaisLouisiana Universities Marine Consortium

5:20

Ships of Opportunity: Working with Industry to Study Deep-Sea Biodiversity

Mark BenfieldLouisiana State University

5:40

Collector’s apprentice: Caruso’s role in building the world’s largest fish collection

Hank BartTulane University

6:00

Questions

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu