Seminar Series

School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Series

Spring 2021

All Spring 2021 seminars will be presented via Zoom at 2 p.m. Fridays on the dates indicated below. Please email peggy.killian@maine.edu for Zoom link information.

Jan. 29:  No seminar – SBE Dept Meeting

Feb. 5:  Dr. Chelsea Little, Simon Fraser University (Host: Kate Ruskin)
Biodiversity, animal movement, and ecosystem function in meta-ecosystems

Chelsea Little

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Feb. 12: 
Dr. Seanna Annis, University of Maine
Research into the fascinating fungal pathogens of wild blueberry

Seanna foliage pics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 19:  Dr. Walter Jetz, Yale University (Host: Dudu Meireles)
Scaling from single individuals and species to global biodiversity dynamics

Bird image for Jetz seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 26:  No seminar – SBE Dept. Meeting

Mar. 5:  Dr. Shawn Leroux, Memorial University of Newfundland  (Host: Amanda Klemmer)
Animals and the zoogeochemistry of elemental cycling in local and meta-ecosystem

Moose in landscape for Leroux seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 12:  Dr. Gerald B. Downes, University of Massachusetts – Amherst  (Host: Jared Talbot)
From Swimming to Seizures: Investigating Locomotor Behavior and Epilepsy in Developing Zebrafish

Gerald Downes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 19:  Dr. Kenneth Raffa, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Host: Angela Mech)
Constraints and Drivers of Bark Beetle Outbreaks in a Changing Landscape: Conifer Defense, Beetle Behavior, and Factors that Tilt the Balance

Insects and vegetation images for Raffa seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 26:  No seminar – SBE Dept Meeting

Apr. 2: Dr. Marie Šabacká, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic (Host: Vendy Hazuková and SBE GO)
Understanding Climate Variability at Dryland Ecotones

Apr. 9: Carl Zimmer, Science Author and NYT Columnist (Host: Dudu Meireles)
A Planet of Viruses

Carl Zimmer

A Planet of Viruses book cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 16:  Dr. Seeta Sistla, California Polytechnic State University (Host: Jacquelyn Gill)
Title TBD

Seeta Sistla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 23:  Dr. Catherine Hulshof, Virginia Commonwealth University (Host: Danielle Levesque)
Advancing a trait scaling theory to predict variance in space and time

Apr. 30: No seminar – SBE Dept Meeting