School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Series

Seminars will be held on Fridays at 3:10pm in 107 Norman Smith Hall, unless otherwise specified.  Light refreshments will be served at 3:00pm.

September Events

September 14:

Non-climatic constraints on geographic range shifts under climate warning with Mark Vellend of the University of Sherbrooke.  Hosted by Jacquelyn Gill.

September 21:

The importances of preserving adaptive genetic diversity: lessons from Pacific salmon and applications to Great Lakes fishes with Dr. Wes Larson of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.  Hosted by the SBE Graduate Organization.

September 28:

The past isn’t over: hormone provisioning links daughters, mothers, and grandmothers in Acheta domesticus with Dr. Katherine Crocker of Columbia University.  Hosted by Danielle Levesque & Jacquelyn Gill.

October Events

October 5:

The avian microbiome: past, present and future with Dr. Sarah Hird of the University of Connecticut.  Hosted by Pauline Kamath.

October 12:

Machine learning for prediction and hypothesis generation in disease ecology with Dr. Barbara Han from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.  Hosted by Allie Gardner.  Note: seminar held in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union.

October 19:

Communicating human dimensions findings to non-technical audiences: the potential for conflict index with Dr. Jerry Vaske of the Colorado State University.  Hosted by the Department of Wildlife Ecology.

October 26:

Our microbial interaction with built environments with Dr. Simon Lax of MIT.  Hosted by Kate Ruskin.

November Events

November 2:

Functional genomics approaches to potato improvement with Dr. Helen Tai of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  Hosted by Han Tan.

November 9:

Structure and function of three-dimensional water transport networks in New England tress experiencing drought with Dr. Brett Huggett of Bates College.  Hosted by John Zhang.

November 16:

Jack of all trades, master of one: diversity challenges in the professoriate with Dr. Michale Ceballos of the University of Arkansas.  Hosted by Danielle Levesque.

November 30:

To be announced.

December Events

December 7:

Adaptation or extirpation: will small populations persist in the face of environmental change? with Dr. Dylan Fraser of Concordia University.  Hosted by Mike Kinnison.