School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Series

Seminars will be held on Fridays at 3:10pm in 102 Murray Hall, unless otherwise specified.  Light refreshments will be served at 3:00pm.

September Events

September 13:

Winter biology of spotted wing drosophilia (SWD) with Dr. Anna Wallingford of the University of New Hampshire.  Hosted by Julia McGuire and John Zhang

September 20:

The morphological evolution of the Metasequoia leaves from the Paleogene to the present with Dr. Li Wang of the Harvard Arnold Arboretum.  Hosted by John Zhang.

September 27:

Development of multiplex cyclic immunofluorescence (cmIF) for detection of normal and cancerous mouse tissues with Dr. Eugene Manley of the Oregon Health and Science University.  Hosted by Kristy Townsend

October Events

October 4:

Insect decomposers of organic materials, with implications for waste management and forensic with Dr. Jeffery Tomberlain of Texas A&M.  Hosted by Andrei Alyohkin.

October 11:

Exploring the limits of trait-based ecology: Causes and consequences of the phenotypic variation and integration across biological scales with Dr. Julie Messier from the University of Waterloo.  Hosted by Brian McGill.

October 18:

The dynamics of starvation and recovery provide insight into Cope’s rule and the evolution of grazing with Dr. Justin Yeakel from the University of California, Merced.  Hosted by Jacqueline Gill.

October 25:

A tale of ice and fire – using lake sediments to understand fire regimes and permafrost thaw in the Arctic with Dr. Melissa Chipman from Syracuse University.  Hosted by Jacqueline Gill.


November Events

November 1:

From Swimming to Seizures: Can Zebrafish behavioral mutants model human epilepsies? with Dr. Gerry Downes of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Hosted by Clarissa Henry.

November 8:

Automated VHF radiotelemetry reveals variation in migratory strategies and the importance of Gulf of Maine stopover habitat for Semipalmated Sandpipers  with Dr. Rebecca Holberton of the University of Maine.

November 15:

Comparative functional genomics of 28 nosocomial pathogen isolates with Dr. Larry Feinstein of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  Hosted by Han Tan.

December Events

December 6:

Node connectivity and centrality drive pathogen spread in human mobility networks with Dr. Brandon Lieberthal of the University of Maine.  Hosted by Allie Gardner.

December 13:

BIO 100 since the Reagan Administration with Dr. Kevin Tracewski of the University of Maine.  Hosted by Julia McGuire.