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Spring 2015 Departmental Seminar Series

Seminars start at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted.

January 30

The ecology of transmission explored through hemorrhagic disease

Andrew ParkUniversity of Georgia

Location: 213 LBC – Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

Sponsor: Caz Taylor

February 6
Dissertation Defense of Roderick Gagne

Spread of non-native parasites across streams in the Hawaiian archipelago

Location: 213 LBC - Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

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

Mon, March 9
Hathaway Lecture Series

Seminar begins at 11:00am with a reception immediately following


From tropical jumble to urban rumble: noise impact on function and evolution of animal signals

Hans SlabekoornLeiden University

Seminar & Reception Location: 212 LBC – Qatar Ballroom

Sponsor: Elizabeth Derrberry

Mon, March 9
Dissertation Defense of Andrew Laughlin

Seminar begins at 2:00pm


Movement Ecology of a Migratory Songbird: Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

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 10:00am


Demography, ecology, and behavior of chestnut-backed antbird (Myrmeciza exsul) populations in fragmented Neotropical rainforest

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

March 27

Thermal Physiology of the Snot Otter (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)

Kim Terrell

Location: 203 LBC – Stibbs Conference Room

Sponsor: Cori Richards-Zawacki

Tue, April 7
Dissertation Defense of Gregory Glotzbecker

Seminar begins at 9:15am


Genetic dissection of an invasive hybrid swarm

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

Tue, April 14
Masters Thesis Defense of Veronica Saenz

Seminar begins at 10:00am


How does Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis pathogenicity change after an epidemic?

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

Wed, April 15
Dissertation Defense of Ashley Peele

Seminar begins at 11:00am


Population regulation of a migratory songbird in the non-breeding season: a test of buffer and crowding effects

Location: 203 LBC - Stibbs Conference Room

Fri, April 17
Dissertation Defense of Jessica Henkel

Seminar begins at 2:45pm


Migration ecology of shorebirds on the northern Gulf of Mexico and effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Location: 213 LBC - Kendall Cram Lecture Hall

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