Seminar Series

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School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Series
Fall 2017

Seminars will be held on Fridays at 3:10 pm in 107 Norman Smith Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Light refreshments served at 3:00 pm.

Sept. 8  Dr. Barry Lovegrove, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Host: Danielle Levesque)
Fires of Life: Why We are Hot

Sept. 15  Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz, University of Illinois (Host: Allie Gardner)
Spatial Dimensions of the Transmission of Vector-Borne Pathogens: Challenges and Prospects

Sept. 22  Dr.  Ben Harrison, University of New England (Host: Kristy Townsend)
Structural Dynamics of Adult Peripheral Neurons

Sept. 29  Dr. Chandra Moffatt, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Host: Andrei Alyokhin)
The Role of Host Trait Variation in Parasite Diversification: Testing Model Predictions for the
Goldenrod-Insect Community

Oct. 6  Dr. Eric Folker, Boston College (Host: Clarissa Henry)
Mechanisms and Functions of Nuclear Movement in Muscle

Oct. 13  Dr. Nick Fisichelli, Schoodic Institute (Host: Jacqueline Gill)
Biodiversity Bottleneck or Forest Adaptation Opportunity? Seedling Establishment Under
Changing Climatic Conditions

Oct. 20  SBE Graduate Student Lightning Talks (Hosts: Allie Gardner and Danielle Levesque)

Oct. 27  Dr. Liz Craig, Shoals Marine Laboratory, University of New Hampshire (Host: Kate Ruskin)
Seabirds, Seals, and Seaweed: Over 50 years of Research and Undergraduate Education at the
Shoals Marine Laboratory

Nov. 3  Dr. Alexandre Ponomarenko,Harvard University (Host: John Zhang)
Propagation of Gas Embolism in Trees

Nov. 10  Dr. Kevin Geyer, University of New Hampshire (Host: Robert Northington)
Evidence for Productivity-Diversity Relationships Among Soil Bacteria in a Polar Desert

Nov. 17  Dr. Matthew Johnson, US Forest Service (Host: Brian Olsen)
Applying Spatial Ecology to Ecosystem Management of the Northern Sierra Nevada

Dec. 1  Dr. Caitlin McDonough, School of Biology and Ecology/CCI (Host: Jacquelyn Gill)
Climate Change, Species Loss, and Spring Phenology in and Around Acadia National Park

Dec. 8  SBE Students and Faculty
Up Goer Five – Explain Your Work With 1000 Top Words Only