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Seminar Series

EEB hosts a weekly seminar series during the academic year. The Seminar Committee solicits speaker nominations from EEB members during the spring semester and invites speakers from this nomination pool. Each semester, seminars include speakers from around the world whose research appeals to our diverse EEB community, 1-2 alumni who work outside of academia to discuss their career paths with students, and a graduating student who is nominated by their peers to present their dissertation research and honored as the Distinguished Student Speaker. During the 2020-2021 academic year, all seminars will be held virtually. 

Seminars are held every Thursday at 3:30pm.


Anna Funk November 12, 2020

Anna Funk (Groves)
Associate Editor
Discover Magazine
"Careers Outside Academia"
Contact:  Lars Brudvig

Mitch Lettow November 12, 2020

Stewardship Director
SW Michigan Land Conservancy
"Careers Outside of Academia"
Contact:  Lars Brudvig

Christopher Warneke November 19, 2020

Department of Plant Biology
"Plant populations in a human-dominated world: How do they grow and change?"
Contact:  Lars Brudvig

Lissy Coley December 3, 2020

Biology Department
University of Utah
“Is the high diversity in tropical forests driven by the interactions
  of plants and their pests”

Contact:  Will Wetzel

Sophie Parker and Nick Pilfold January 21, 2021

"Careers other than tenure-stream positions"
Sophie Parker, Lead Scientist
The Nature Conservancy – Los Angeles Area
Host:  Connie Rojas

Nick Pilfold, Scientist
Institute for Conservation Research
San Diego Zoo Global
   Host:  Gary Roloff

Matt Farr January 28, 2021

Department of Integrative Biology
Michigan State University
Advisor:  Elise Zipkin

Seema Sheth February 4, 2021

Plant and Microbial Biology
North Carolina State University
Host:  Marianna Szucs

Andy Gonzales February 11, 2021

Plant Biology
McGill University
Host:  Lars Brudvig

Allison Young February 18, 2021

Department of Integrative Biology
Michigan State Unversity
Advisor:  Fred Dyer

Angela Strecker February 25, 2021

Huxley College of Environment
Western Washington University
Host:  Kendra Chervilil

Johanna Schmidt March 4, 2021

Evolution and Ecology
Center for Population Biology
University of California-Davis
Host:  Rachel Toczydlowski

Nancy Chen March 18, 2021

Department of Biology
University of Rochester
Host:  Emily Josephs

Karen Sears March 25, 2021

Institute of the Environment & Sustainability
University of California
Host:  Ingo Braasch

Erin Landguth April 1, 2021

School of Public and Community Health Sciences
University of Montana
Host:  Nadya Mamoozadeh and Gary Roloff

Becca Tarvin April 8, 2021

Integrative Biology
University of California-Berkeley
Host:  Heather Eisthen

Dan MacNulty April 15, 2021

Wildland Resources
Utah State University
Deciphering the trophic effects of large carnivores in wildland food webs
Host:  Scott Peacor