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Student Colloquia

The EEB Grad Group (EGG) organizes a bi-weekly colloquium at 12 p.m. every other Wednesday during the academic year. Students and postdocs are invited to present their in-progress work, where they can receive feedback on their research in a supportive environment. Colloquia also provides an opportunity for students to grab lunch and socialize with friends and colleagues. 

The spring 2022 will continue to be updated and all colloquia will be held virtually. We will monitor the pandemic to determine whether spring colloquia will be virtual or in-person.

Questions can be directed to the committee co-chairs: Emily Conway and Olivia Spagnuolo.

Spring 2022

February 16

Using integrated modeling to predict population viability for a data-deficient species in decline

Kayla Davis
Graduate Student
Integrative Biology

 

March 2

Fight or flight? The influence of a changing climate on the defense and fitness of monarch butterflies

Abbey Soule
Graduate Student
Plant Biology

 

March 16

Using hybridization to improve biocontrol agent performance

Brianna Foster
Graduate Student
Entomology

 

March 30

Patterns of multivariate defensive trait evolution across scales in Vitis

Carolyn Graham
Graduate Student
Plant Biology

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Antagonistic ‘wild’ virus co-exists with long-lived prairie grass

Michael Ryskamp
Graduate Student
Plant Biology

 

April 13

Insights from improv

Julie Jarvey
Graduate Student
Integrative Biology

 

Fall 2021

September 15

Overview of EEB Colloquium

Join your fellow graduate students and postdocs for a brief introduction to the colloquia program and a chance to meet some of our new members.
 

 

September 29

Exploring demographic declines in long-lived species using simulations 

Meaghan Clark
Graduate Student
Integrative Biology

 

October 13

Individual identification of animals: Virtual outreach collaboration with the San Diego Zoo

Olivia Spagnuolo
Graduate Student
Integrative Biology

 

October 27

If you plant them, will they come? Effects of seed sourcing on plant establishment in young prairie restorations

Riley Pizza
Graduate Student
Plant Biology

 

November 10

Can attraction of predatory birds reduce food safety risks posed by pest birds in orchards? 

Olivia Smith
Postdoctoral Scholar
Center for Global Change and Earth Observations

 

November 24

Population genetics of New Zealand salmon 

Sara Hugentobler
Graduate Student
Integrative Biology