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Seminars will be held on Friday’s at 3:10 pm in 102 Murray Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Light refreshments served at 3 pm.

  • January 22nd
    SBE Faculty Research Showcase
    Five minute lightening talks spanning topics in macroecology, mammalian physiology, the science of STEM education, cell and molecular biology, and avian ecology.
    (Host: Dr. Hamish Greig.)
  • January 29th
    Dr.Tim Farkas,
    University of Connecticut,
    “Community consequence of rapid evolution in the stick insect.”
    (Host: Mike Kinnison.)
  • February 1st*
    Dr. Jose Herrera, Western New Mexico University,
    “Summiting the academic mountain: The challenges of first-generation college students.”
    (Host: Michelle Smith; Cosponsored by the RiSE Center) *3-4 pm, 165 Barrows Hall.
  • February 5th
    Dr. Virginie Millien, McGill University,
    “Zoonotic diseases, biodiversity and climate change: Pattern of emergence of Lyme disease in Southern Quebec.”
                          (Host: Brian McGill)
  • February 12th
    Dr. Stephen Heard, University of New Brunswick,
    “The evolution of herbivore impact in novel insect-plant associations.”
    (Host: Brian McGill)
  • February 19th
    Dr. Michelle Goody,
    University of Maine,
    “Hanging on for the ride: cell adhesion in muscle development and disease.”
    (Host: Clarissa Henry)
  • February 26th
    Dr. Mark Urban,
    University of Connecticut,
    “Improving the forecast for biodiversity under climate change.”
    (Host: Mike Kinnison)
  • March 4th
    Dr. Karen Pelletreau, University of Maine,
    “Facilitation, collaboration and improved student learning: working across universities towards a common goal.”                        (Host: Michelle Smith)
  • March 25th
    Dr. Michael Polito, Louisiana State University,
    “Penguins past & present: what can krill predators tell us about ecosystem change in Antarctica?”                        (Host: Dulcinea Groff)
  • April 1st
    Dr. Josh Drew, Columbia University,
    “Best practices for historical ecology: using the past to prioritize the future.”                        (Host: Jacquelyn Gill)
  • April 8th
    Dr. Jenica Allen, University of New Hampshire,
    “Native and invasive plant demography, phenology, and range responses to climate and land use change.”                        (Host: Jacquelyn Gill)
  • April 15th
    Dr. Kathleen Hunt, New England Aquarium,
    “Challenges of managing stress in marine mammals.”                        (Host: Rebecca Holberton)
  • April 22nd
    To Be Confirmed
  • April 29th
    Dr. Jarrett Byrnes, Boston University,
    Global change in marine ecosystems: from foundation species to biodiversity.”                        (Host: Hamish Greig)
  • May 6th
    Dr. Kate Smith,
    Brown University,
    “Global change and disease: lessons from the macroscope.”

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