School of Biology and Ecology Seminar Series

UPDATE: The 2020 Spring Seminars have been cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions. We are hoping to reschedule as many as possible for future semesters. Please check back for any future updates to this status. Thank you.

January Events

January 24:

Spatial and behavioural ecology of African wild dogs in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, Dr. Courtney Marneweck and Dr. David Marneweck. Hosted by Danielle Levesque.

January 31:

Learning from Loons: linking animal, human & ecosystem health, Dr. Mark Pokras of Tufts University. Hosted by Anne Lichtenwalner.


February Events

February 7:

Of mites and men: Spirotetramat, Lysenko, and Frida Kahlo, Dr. Andrei Alyokhin, University of Maine. (This event was postponed due to weather, rescheduled to March 13.)

February 21:

Structural and mechanical properties of silk layers forming the cocoon of Antherina suraka (Saturniidae), Dr. Maminirina Randrianandrasana. Hosted by Allie Gardner.

March Events

March 6:

Nest site availability influences community structure, interspecific competition and evolution in wild bees, Dr. Jess Vickruck, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Hosted by Danielle Levesque.

March 13:

Of mites and men: Spirotetramat, Lysenko, and Frida Kahlo, Dr. Andrei Alyokhin, University of Maine. 

March 27:

TBD, Dr. Laura Goodman, Cornell University. Hosted by Allie Gardner.

Monday, March 30:

TBD, Dr. Ned Dochtermann.
SBE Co-sponsoring WFCB Seminar.

April Events

April 3:

Extinction in two acts: the life and death of the Carolina parakeet, Dr. Kevin Burgio, Cary Institute. Hosted by Jacquelyn Gill.

April 10:

Understanding photosynthesis dynamics and its impact on terrestrial carbon cycle, Dr. Ying Sun, Cornell University. Hosted by John Zhang.

April 24:

Development and evolution of pigmentation patterns in monkeyflowers, Dr. Yaowu Yuan, University of Connecticut. Hosted by John Zhang and Clarissa Henry.

May Events

May 1:

A novel role for BAT to regulate cardiac function, Dr. Kristin Stanford, Ohio State University. Hosted by Kristy Townsend.
SBE Co-Sponsoring UMaine Medicine Seminar: 
Seminar:  3-4 PM, 57 Stodder Hall
Networking reception: 4-5 PM, light refreshments and cash bar.