Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences [Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program]

Ecology & Evolution Graduate Program Seminar Series

Everyone, regardless of whether you are affiliated with E&E, is welcome and encouraged to attend these seminars.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Alampi Room of the Marine and Coastal Sciences Building on the G. H. Cook Campus. Refreshments are served at 3:40 p.m.

For scheduling information contact Dr.Olaf Jensen at ojensen@marine.rutgers.edu

 

Fall 2013 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Sept. 12

Dr. Lena Struwe
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Understanding patterns of floristic biodiversity on small to large scales - the integration of phylogenies, ecological species data, and GIS-based patterns to resolve new and old questions."

This is Dr. Struwe's promotion seminar

Julie Lockwood

Sept. 19

Dr. Krista McGuire
Department of Biology
Barnard College

"Responses of soil microbes to logging and oil palm agriculture in Malaysian dipterocarp forest".

Natalie Howe
Sept. 26

Dr. Peter Buston
Department of Biology
Boston University

"Anemonefishes as Model Systems for Marine Evolutionary Ecology"

Malin Pinsky
Oct. 3

Dr. Frank LaSorte
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell University

“The biogeography of avian migration: towards a population-level perspective”

Myla Aronson
Oct. 10

NOTE: This seminar will be held in Room 123 ENR

Dr. Lazoras Gallos
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Complex networks: the science of connections"


Nina Fefferman
Oct. 17

Dr. Samantha Joye
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia, Athens

"Hydrocarbon degradation following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Well Blowout: the role of the novel microbial groups and their rapid response to perturbation."

Olaf Jensen
Oct. 24

Dr. Deborah Finke
Division of Plant Sciences
University of Missouri, Columbia

"The cascading effects of predator diversity on a vector-borne plant pathogen"

Co-sponsored with Department of Entomology

Cesar
Rodriguez-Saona

Oct. 31

Dr. Malin Pinsky
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resorces
Rutgers University

"Fish, fisheries, and climate velocity"

Julie Lockwood
Nov. 7

NOTE: This seminar will be held in Room 123 ENR

Dr. Gregory McGee
Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
SUNY ESF

"Conserving Forest Biodiversity through Management of the Unit-Pattern"


Julia Perzley
Nov. 14

Dr. Winifred Frick
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz

"Ecology and conservation of bats: Foraging plasticity, aeroecology, and wildlife disease"


Brooke Maslo
Nov. 21

Dr. Carol Lee
Center of Rapid Evolution
University of Wisconsin, Madison

"Rapid Evolution following Habitat Transitions"


Dina Fonseca
Dec 5

Dr. Daphne Munroe
Haskin Shellfish Research Lab
Rutgers University

"Intersecting larval connectivity and population ecology to understand change in marine resources."

This is Dr. Munroe's E&E membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Spring 2014 Seminars
Date
Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title

Host

Feb.6

Dr. Morgan Tingley
David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow
Princeton University

"How Should Climate Change Affect Land Conservation Strategies?"

Malin Pinsky
Feb. 13

Dr. Diane Adams Moved to March 13
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University

"The neuroscience, ecology and evolution of phenotypic plasticity in sea urchin larvae."

This is Dr. Adams membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Feb. 20

Dr. James Lendemer
Research Associate
New York Botanic Garden

"Where have all the lichens gone? New Jersey as a case study of the unseen effects anthropogenic change has on biodiversity and ecosystem function."

Lena Struwe
Feb. 27

Dr. Karl Kjer
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Addressing Insect phylogenetics with the 1KITE Transcriptomics initiative"

Julie Lockwood
March 6

Dr. Siobhan Mattison
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

Siobain Duffy
March 13

Dr. Helen Fox CANCELED -See new seminar below
Director, Marine Science
World Wildlife Fund

Olaf Jensen
March 13

Dr. Diane Adams
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University

"The neuroscience, ecology and evolution of phenotypic plasticity in sea urchin larvae."

This is Dr. Adams membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
March 20 SPRING BREAK  
March 27

Dr. Nicholas Preston
Senior Research Scientist
EcoHealth Alliance

"EcoHealth at the Digital Frontier"

Olaf Jensen
April 3

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum CANCELED
Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society-Ocean Giants Program

Malin Pinsky
April 10

Co-sponsored with Department of Entomology

Dr. Colin Orians
Department of Biology
Tufts University

“Induced Sequestration: An alternate defense strategy of plants?”

Cesar
Rodriguez-Saona
April 17

EcoGSA Eminent Ecologist
Dr. Jonathan Losos

Curator in Herpetology
Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America
Harvard University

"Experimental Studies in Evolution: Research on Lizard Adaptation in the Bahamas "


 


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