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Seminar Series 2020-2021

Fall 2020

September 10

Profile photo of Elise Zipkin

Town Hall Meeting: The future of EEB

Elise Zipkin

Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Program Director
Michigan State University


September 17

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Managing for resilience of island fishes

Stephanie Carlson

Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation
University of California - Berkeley

Host: Mariah Meek


September 24

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African killifishes shed light on evolution and modulation of lifespan

Dario Valenzano

Group Leader
Max Plank Institute for Biology of Ageing - Cologne, Germany

Host: Andrew Thompson and Ingo Braasch 


october 1

Profile photo of Emma Rosi

Large animals influence biogeochemistry in the Mara River, Kenya?

Emma Rosi

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
University of Georgia

Host: Steve Hamilton


october 8

Profile photo of Jocelyn Behm

Human impacts on community assembly: Tales from the Caribbean and the epicenter of the spotted lanternfly invasion

Jocelyn Behm

Ecology and Integrative Biology
Temple University

Host: Dan Turner


october 22

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Nighttime ecology and its application in animal behavioral and observational studies

Brian Gerber

Natural Resources Science
University of Rhode Island

Host: Kayla Davis


October 29

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Sociogenomics:  The molecular biology that links nature and nurture

Gene Robinson

Director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Host: Darren Incorvaia


November 5

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Figuring out the tips for speciation and macroevolutionary analyses

Craig Moritz

Research School of Biology
Australian National University - Canberra

Host: Meaghan Clark


November 12

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Careers Outside Academia

Anna Funk (Groves)

Associate Editor
Discover Magazine

Host: Lars Brudvig


November 12

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Careers Outside Academia

Mitch Lettow

Stewardship Director
SW Michigan Land Conservancy

Host: Lars Brudvig


November 19

Profile photo of Christopher Warneke

Plant populations in a human-dominated world: How do they grow and change?

Christopher Warneke

MSU Department of Plant Biology

Host: Lars Brudvig


December 3

Profile photo of Lissy Coley

Is the high diversity in tropical forests driven by the interactions of plants and their pests

Lissy Coley

Biology Department
University of Utah

Host: Will Wetzel


Spring 2021

January 21

Profile photo of Sophie Parker

Careers outside of academia - Conservation science in action: An ecologist’s career at The Nature Conservancy

Sophie Parker

Lead Scientist 
The Nature Conservancy

Host: Connie Rojas


January 21

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Careers outside of academia

Nick Pilfold

San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research

Host: Gary Roloff


January 28

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Data integration in population and community ecology

Matt Farr

MSU Department of Integrative Biology

Host: Elise Zipkin


February 4

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Does the evolution of thermal tolerance shape patterns of rarity, invasion, and population responses to climate change?    

Seema Sheth

Plant and Microbial Biology
North Carolina State University

Host: Marianna Szucs


February 11

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Integrative biodiversity science for the anthropocene

Andy Gonzalez

Plant Biology
McGill University

Host: Lars Brudvig


February 18

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Investigations into the exploratory behavior of foraging honey bees 

Allison Young

MSU Department of Integrative Biology

Host: Fred Dyer


February 25

Profile photo of Angela Strecker

What are the roles of connectivity and the environment in structuring freshwater communities?

Angela Strecker

Institute for Watershed Studies
Western Washington University

Host: Kendra Cheruvilil


March 4

Profile photo of Johanna Schmidt

How natural variation in the seasonal germination niche shapes plant life histories and climate adaptation

Joanna Schmidt

Evolution and Ecology
University of California - Davis

Host: Rachel Toczydlowski


March 18

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Tracking short-term evolution in a pedigreed wild population

Nancy Chen

Department of Biology
University of Rochester

Host: Emily Josephs


March 25

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Development and evolution of bats

Karen Sears

Institute of the Environment & Sustainability
University of California

Host: Ingo Braasch


April 1

Profile photo of Erin Landguth

Prediction and prevention for disease systems in an eco-evolutionary, landscape genomics modeling framework

Erin Landguth

School of Public and Community Health
University of Montana

Host: Nadya Mamoozadeh 


April 8

Profile photo of Becca Tarvin

Chemical defense in frogs, flies, and nudibranchs

Becca Tarvin

Integrative Biology
University of California - Berkeley

Host: Heather Eisthen


April 15

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Deciphering the trophic effects of large carnivores in wildland food webs

Dan MacNulty

Wildland Resources
Utah State University

Host: Scott Peacor