Seminars Archive

Spring 2016 Seminars
Date
Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title
Host

Jan 28

Dr. Shahid Naeem
Columbia University

"The thermal significance of biodiversity:  A new look into the invisible realm of the Arctic tundra."

Peter Morin

Feb. 4

Dr. Timothy Watkins
National Park Service

"Science and the National Parks: Context, Needs, and Opportunities"


Henry John-Alder

Feb. 11

CANCELLED : Dr. Mark Siddall
American Musuem of Natural History

"New Technologies for opening a can of worms".

 

Rachel Paseka

Feb 11

Dr. Jessica Castillo-Vardaro
Princeton University

"Pikas in Peril?: Assessing vulnerability to climate change for the American pika"


Malin Pinsky

Feb. 18

Dr. Elena Kramer
Harvard University

"Understanding the genetic basis of morphological novelty in flowers."

Lena Struwe

Feb. 25

Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant
Princeton University

"In search of the causes of evolution: Darwin's finches on Galápagos".


Malin Pinsky

March 3

Dr. Ana Carolina Carnaval
City University of New York

 

Malin Pinsky

March 10

Dr. Tadashi Fukami
Stanford University

"Embracing historical contingency in community assembly"

 

Michael Roswell

March 17

SPRING BREAK

 

March 24

Dr. Jason Kolbe
University of Rhode Island

"City slickers: ecological and behavioral responses of Anolis lizards to urban environments"


Julie Lockwood

March 31

Dr. Brenda Casper
University of Pennsylania

"Steppe changes?  Predicting response to climate change in the Mongolian steppe"

Alexis Kleinbeck

April 7

Dr. Andrew Noble
University of California, Davis

"Synchrony across space in population dynamics, and magnets?"


Marci Meixler

April 14

Dr. Ken Andersen
Danish Technical University
Center for Ocean Life

"Characteristic sizes of life in the ocean"


 

Fall 2015 Seminars
Date
Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title
Host

Sept. 10

Dr. Ming Xu
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources

"Using Process-based Models to Estimate Ecosystem Services and Their Values in Qinghai Province, China."

This is Dr. Xu's promotion seminar

Henry John-Alder

Sept. 17

Dr. Bridgett vonHoldt
Princeton University

"The molecular structure of domestication: A case study of canines"


Henry John-Alder and
Malin Pinsky

Sept. 24

Dr. Mark Genung
Rutgers University

"Scaling up biodiversity-ecosystem services research from experiments to the landscape"

Malin Pinsky

Oct. 1

TIME CHANGE TO 2:00 P.M. in Alampi Room.

Dr. Nick Kaplinsky
Swarthmore College

"A high resolution dynamic view of cellular responses to high temperature stress in plants."


Bethanne Socolar

Oct. 8

Dr. Joshua Ginsberg
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

"Roaring Back? A fragile global recovery of some large carnivores and what it tells us about conservation."

 

Nina Fefferman

Oct. 15

Dr. Jonathan Dushoff
McMaster University

"The ecology and evolution of infectious disease: Theoretical, computational and statistical approaches"

 

Rachael Winfree

Oct. 22

Dr. Mary Blair
American Museum of Natural History

" Scales of Wildlife Trade in Vietnam: Integrating Molecular Phylogenetics, Ethnography, and Econometrics to Address a Complex Problem"

Talia Young

Oct. 29

Dr. Ted Daeschler
Drexel University

"Great Steps in the History of Life: The Origin of Limbed Vertebrates"

Natalie Howe

Nov. 5

Dr. Angelica Gonzalez
Department of Biology
Rutgers Camden

?"Structure and dynamics of ancient and modern food webs in a changing world"

This is Dr. Gonzalez's membership seminar

Nina Fefferman

Nov. 12

Dr. Jason Munshi-South
Fordham University

"A Tale of Two Rodents: population genomics of deer mice and rats in New York City"


Myla Aronson

Nov. 19

EcoGSA Eminent Ecologist Seminar

Dr. Andrew Dobson
Princeton University

"The Eye of the Finch - Rapid Evolution in an Emerging Avian Pathogen”

 

EcoGSA

Nov. 26

Thanksgiving

 

Dec. 3

Dr. Susannah Lerman
University of Massachusetts - Amherst

"Beyond benefits for people: How backyard habitats support ecosystem services for wildlife"

 

Myla Aronson and Jason Grabosky

Spring 2015 Seminars
Date
Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title

Host

Jan 29

Dr. Samantha Chapman
Villanova University

"Mangroves marching northward: impacts of range shifts on carbon cycling and coastal protection"

Natalie Howe
Feb.5

Dr. Daniel Cariveau
Rutgers University

"Biodiversity, ecosystem services and conservation of native bees in agroecosystems"


Malin Pinsky
Feb. 12

Dr. Eunsoo Kim
American Museum of Natural History

"Green Algae: Phagocytosis, Endosymbiosis, and Genome Evolution"

Debashish Bhattacharya and Paul Falkowski
Feb. 19

Dr. Alison Sweeney
University of Pennsylvania

"Photosymbiotic Giant Clams are Transformers of Solar
Flux"

Malin Pinsky
Feb. 26

Dr. David Wilcove
Princeton University

"Biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia: the good, the bad, and the frightening."

Orion Weldon
March 5

CANCELLED

Dr. Joshua Ginsberg
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

"Roaring Back? A fragile global recovery of some large
carnivores and what it tells us about conservation.
"

Julie Lockwood
March 12

Dr. Mark Urban
University of Connecticut

"Improving the forecast for biodiversity under climate change."

Peter Morin
March 19 SPRING BREAK  
March 26

Dr. Scott Gilbert
Swarthmore College

"We Are All Lichens: How Symbiosis Reshapes Individuality"

Michael Roswell
April 2

Colette Feehan
Dalhousie University, Halifax


"Increasing frequency of disease drives community dynamics in a kelp bed ecosystem."

 

Diane Adams
April 9

Dr. Daniel Weinreich
Brown University

"Evolution of the Roundest: Why Populations Reside on Domes and not Volcanoes on the Fitness Landscape"

Siobain Duffy
April 16

Dr. Volker Rudolf
Rice University

"Thinking inside the box: Community level
consequences of stage-structured populations"

Peter Morin
April 23

Dr. Susanna Remold
University of Louisville

"Stalking the elusive generalist: Pseudomonas in the home”

Siobain Duffy
     
Fall 2014 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Sept. 11

Dr. Siobain Duffy
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"What they are vs what they do: the contribution of genomic architecture and ecology to long-term viral evolution "

This is Dr. Duffy's promotion seminar

Henry John-Alder

Sept. 18

Dr. Lyndon Estes
Princeton University

"The sustainability of agricultural expansion in the 21st century's hotspot of global change"

Rick Lathrop
Sept. 25

Dr. Romain Libbrecht
Rockefeller University

"Division of labor in insect societies: Genetic components and physiological regulation"

Henry
John-Alder and
Malin Pinsky

Oct. 2

Dr. Frank Gallagher
Department of Landscape Architecture
Rutgers University

"Brownfields to Green, the Easy Way"

This is Dr. Gallagher's membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Oct. 9

Dr. Helen Fox
Director, Marine Science
World Wildlife Fund

"Solving the mystery of marine protected area (MPA) performance: linking governance, conservation, ecosystem services, and human well being"

Olaf Jensen
Oct. 16

Dr. Matthew Bolek
Oklahoma State University

"Unraveling a Gordian knot: Discovering the Biodiversity of Gordian Worms (Phylum, Nematomorpha)"

Sukhdeo Lab
Oct. 23

Dr. Dustin Brisson
University of Pennsylvannia

"Evolution and evolvability of antigenic variation"

Siobain Duffy
Oct. 30

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum
Wildlife Conservation Society

"CHARTING THE COURSE TO RECOVERY
The Role of Genetics in Conservation"

Malin Pinsky
Nov. 6

Dr. Eric Wommack
University of Delaware

“Uncovering the biology of unknown viruses through metagenomics and nucleotide metabolism genes”

Kay Bidle
Nov. 13

Dr. John Wiedenmann
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Identifying effective strategies for sustainable fisheries management"

This is Dr. Wiedenmann's membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Nov. 20

EcoGSA Eminent Ecologist
Dr. Barbara Block

Stanford University

"Sushi and Satellites: 
Tracking Giant Bluefin and Sharks Across the Blue Serengeti"

EcoGSA
Dec. 4

Dr. Nancy Knowlton
Smithsonian Institute

"The evolutionary diversity and ecological complexity of coral reefs"

Malin Pinsky
Dec. 11

CANCELLED:
Collette Feehan
University of Halifax

"Increasing frequency of disease drives community dynamics in a kelp bed ecosystem"


Diane Adams
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"

EcoGSA
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 2013 Seminars
Date
Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title

Host

Jan. 24

Dr. Edmund D. Brodie III
Department of Biology
University of Virginia, Charlottesville

"Time to Change the Channel: Predator-Prey Arms Races and the Evolution of Tetrodotoxin Resistance in Snakes"

Henry John-Alder
Jan. 31

Dr. Myla Aronson
Rutgers University

"Life in the concrete jungle:
patterns and drivers of biodiversity in the world's cities"

This is Dr. Aronson's program membership seminar.

Olaf Jensen
Feb.7

Dr. Diana Nemergut
INSTAAR and Environmental Studies Program
University of Colorado

"Do we need to understand microbial community structure to predict ecosystem function? Insights from community assembly theory"

Co-sponsored with the Office for Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Joan Bennett
Feb. 14

Dr. Paul Falkowski
Bennett L. Smith Professor of Business and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Reconstructing the Wiring Diagrams of Earth's Biogeochemical Cycles"

Olaf Jensen
Feb. 21

Dr. Sadie Ryan
Department of Environmental and Forestry Biology
SUNY ESF

"Clash of the Titans: People, Environment, and Climate in the Albertine Rift "


Brian Clough
Feb. 27***

NOTE SPECIAL DAY (WEDNESDAY)
Dr. Steward T.A. Pickett

Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies

"Urban transformations:
From the Sanitary to the Sustainable City
"

Co-sponsored with Department of Landscape Architecture

Julie Lockwood
and
Kate John-Alder

March 1

SPECIAL SEMINAR ; SPECIAL TIME: 1:00 p.m.; Alampi Room
Dr. Carl Safina
Founder; Blue Ocean Institute

"A Natural Year In An Unnatural World"

Dr. Safina, an E&E alumnus, is the recipient of the 2013 Graduate School-New Brunswick Alumni Award in the Biological Sciences.

Julie Lockwood
March 7

Dr. Paul Jivoff
Rider University

"Blue crabs in Barnegat Bay: Potential interactions between reproductive biology and fishing pressure"


Olaf Jensen
March 14

Dr. Sarah Gaichas
National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration

"Ecological modeling for fisheries management advice"

Olaf Jensen
March 21

Spring Break

 
March 28

Dr. Dov Sax
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Center for Environmental Studies
Brown University

"An evolutionary hypothesis for invasions and tests of climate niche models"

Julie Lockwood
April 4

EcoGSA Eminent Ecologist:
Dr. John Thompson
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz

"The assembly of networks of coevolving species"

EcoGSA
April 11 Dr. Bernd Blossey

Department of Natural Resources
Cornell University

"How deer, earthworms and invasive plants transform our neighborhoods, forests and protected areas"

Lena Struwe
April 18

Dr. Eric Lonsdorf
Franklin and Marshall University

"Modeling Pollination Services Across Agricultural Landscapes"

Rachael Winfree
Fall 2012 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Sept. 20

Dr. John Clark
Visiting Scholar
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Systematics of the Neotropical members of the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae: tales of convergent evolution in a taxonomically confusing clade"


Lena Struwe

Sept. 27

Dr. Andrew Finley
Departments of Forestry and Geography
Michigan State University

"Hierarchical models for quantifying forest variables over large heterogeneous landscapes with uncertain forest area"

Brian Clough and
Edwin Green
Oct. 4

Dr. John Lill
Department of Biological Sciences
The George Washington University

"Tritrophic interactions in forest caterpillars"

Cosponsored with Department of Entomology

Cesar Rodriguez-Saona
Oct. 11

CANCELED - ANSP Symposium

http://www.ansp.org/explore/our-research/bicentennial-symposium/

 
Oct. 18

Dr. J. Wilson White
Department of Biology and Marine Biology
University of North Carolina- Wilmington

"Design and assessment of marine reserves: theory and practice"

Olaf Jensen
Oct. 25

Dr. Yana Bromberg
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Rutgers University

"Computing prokaryotic diversity using functional similarity"

This is Dr. Bromberg's graduate program membership seminar.

Nina Fefferman
Nov. 1

Dr. Dov Sax
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Center for Environmental Studies
Brown University

"An evolutionary hypothesis for invasions and tests of climate niche models"

Julie Lockwood
Nov. 8

Dr. Gregg Hartvigsen
Department of Biology
SUNY- Geneseo

"Network topology and the emergence and persistence of diseases"

Kevin Aagaard
Nov. 15 Dr. Oscar Schofield
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University

"Observing the Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf: Robotic sampling of upwellings to Hurricanes "


Julie Lockwood
Nov. 29

Dr. Bryan Danforth
Department of Entomology
Cornell University

“How have DNA sequence data changed our understanding of bee phylogeny and evolution?”

 

Cosponsored with Department of Entomology

Rachael Winfree
Dec 6  
Spring 2012 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Jan. 19

Dr. Steven D'Hondt
Department of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island

"How slow can life go? Lesson from subseafloor life."

CoSponsored with Oceanography
Jan. 26

EcoGSA Eminent Ecologist Seminar
Dr.Stuart Pimm
Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University

"Biodiversity: the most beautiful carbon"

Karen Wylie and the EcoGSA
Feb. 2

Dr. Jennifer Krumins
Montclair State University

" Embracing the Good: when negative interactions turn positive in soil"

This is Dr. Krumins' Graduate Program membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Feb. 9

Dr. Robert Scott
Department of Anthropology
Rutgers University

"From Grass to Well Done Steaks:  Insights into Hominin Diets from Paleontology and Experimental Biology"

This is Dr. Scott's Graduate Program membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Feb. 16

Dr. Erin Vogel
Department of Anthropology
Rutgers University

"Behavioral, morphological, and physiological adaptations to fruit scarcity in wild orangutans. "

This is Dr. Vogel's Graduate Program membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Feb. 23

Dr. Richard Ostfeld
Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies

"Biodiversity Loss and the Rise of Emerging Infectious Diseases"

Holly Vuong
March1

Dr. Henry John-Alder
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Hormonal Pleiotropy and the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism in Body Size"

Julie Lockwood
March 8

Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall
Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies

"Novel contaminants in aquatic ecosystems: inputs, fates and potential ecological effects."

Brian Clough
March 15 Spring Break  
March 22

Dr. Todd LaJeunesse
Pennsylvania State University

"The introduction and spread of invasive symbiotic dinoflagellates in a time of climate warming. "

Debashish Bhattacharya and Paul Falkowski
March 29

Dr. Amy Kamarainen
Harvard University

"Engaging students in ecosystem science and ecological modeling using multi-user virtual environments, augmented reality and games."

Olaf Jensen
April 5

Dr. Bradley Stevens
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

"Development of In-situ Assessment Methods for black sea bass (Centropristisstriata L.) Abundance and Behavior "

 

Olaf Jensen
April 12

Dr. Andrew Kern
Department of Genetics
Rutgers University

"Local adaptation in Drosophila: insights from a reverse ecology perspective".

This is Dr. Kern's Graduate Program membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
April 19

Dr. Monica Bricelj
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University

"Adaptation to neurotoxic Alexandrium blooms in softshell clam populations: a molecular to ecosystem approach"

This is Dr.Bricelj's Graduate Program membership seminar



Julie Lockwood
Fall 2011 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Sept. 15

Dr. Philipp Neubauer
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University

"Fishing in the Dark: Inferring larval dispersal pathways in a reef fish meta-population in Cook Strait, New Zealand."

Olaf Jensen
Sept. 22

Dr.Julie Lockwood
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"The Biology of Nowhere: the changing face of biodiversity in the wake of species invasions and extinctions"

This is Dr. Lockwood's promotion seminar.

Henry John-Alder
Sept. 29

Dr. Malin Pinsky
Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

"New insights into the causes and consequences of fisheries collapse
."

Olaf Jensen
Oct. 6

Dr. Alex Vagelli
Director of Science & Conservation
New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences

"From direct development to the Wallace Line: a holistic research on the natural history and conservation of Pterapogon kauderni (Teleostei, Apogonidae), an endemic coral reef fish endangered by the international pet trade.
"

John Dighton
Oct. 13

Dr. Mya Brietbart
Biological Oceanography
University of South Florida

"Virus Hunting in the Age of Metagenomics"

Siobain Duffy
Oct. 20

Dr. Jeferson Gross
Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"From an emerging oxygenic world to epigenomic evolvability, a journey across the eukaryotic evolution"

Debashish Bhattacharya

Oct. 27 Dr. John Wiedenmann
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University

"Change in the Southern Ocean ecosystem: from ice to krill to whales."

Olaf Jensen
Nov. 3

Dr .Nina Fefferman
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Phalanx Defenses: Evolutionary pressures and self-organizing social systems."

This is Dr. Fefferman's promotion seminar.

Henry John-Alder
Nov. 10 Dr.Tammy Long
Division of Science and Mathematics Education
Michigan State University

"Rethinking the system: Can model-based instruction promote systems-thinking in introductory biology?"

Rebecca Jordan
Nov. 17

Dr .Peter Del Tredici
Senior Research Scientist
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

"Deeply Disturbed; The Emergent Forest of the Future"

Frank Gallagher
Dec.1

Dr. Mark Robson
Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers University

"Global Pesticide Use: Human and Ecological Effects"

This is Dr. Robson's E&E Graduate Program membership Seminar

Julie Lockwood
Dec 8

Dr. Jason Grabosky
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University

"Tree root growth patterns in the zone of rapid taper, and the implications for pavement design"

This is Dr. Grabosky's promotion seminar.

Spring 2011 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Jan. 27

Dr. Cintia Souto
Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University
"Forest conservation in Patagonia: Molecular tools for Reconstructing the Past, Describing the Present, and Predicting the Future"


Peter Smouse
Feb. 3

Dr. Alycia Crall
Department of Land Resources
University of Wisconsin, Madison

"The Art and Science of Invasive Species Monitoring with Citizen Scientists"

Rebecca Jordan
Feb. 10

Dr. Lars Hedin
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

"Molybdenum, nitrogen, and the global carbon cycle"

Paul Falkowski
Feb. 17

Dr. Robert Naczi
Curator of North American Botany
New York Botanical Garden

"Systematics of Western Hemisphere Pitcher Plants
(Sarraceniaceae): Old Problems and New Data
from Symbiotic Arthropods."

Lena Struwe
Feb. 24

Dr. Gary Lovett
Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies

"Big Changes from Little Bugs:  Effects of Exotic Insects and Pathogens on Northeastern Forest Ecosystems"

Brian Clough
March 3

Dr. Alan Berkowitz
Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies

“Pathways to Environmental Science Literacy”

Rebecca Jordan
March 10

Dr. Karl Kjer
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University
“DNA barcoding:  Boon or Boondoggle for biodiversity studies”

Peter Morin
March 17 Spring Break  
March 24

Dr. Andrew "Pete" Vayda, Professor emeritus
Department of Human Ecology
Rutgers University
"Dos and Don'ts in Interdisciplinary Research on Causes of Fires in Tropical Forests: Examples from Indonesia"

Peter Morin
March 31

Dr. Christina Grozinger
Chemical Ecology Lab
Pennsylvania State University

"Genomics of chemical communication in honey bees"

Co-sponsored with Department of Entomology

Rachael Winfree
April 7

Eco GSA Eminent Ecologist

Dr. F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin III
Department of Biology and Wildlife
Institute of Artic Biology
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

"Earth Stewardship: Sustainability Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Planet"

EcoGSA
April 14

Dr. Ignasi Bartomeus
Post-Doctoral Reseacher
Department of Entomology
Rutgers University

"Biological Invasions: Where and Who?"

Rachael Winfree
April 21

Dr. Michael Moore
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Delaware

“Interactions among hormones, behavior and immunity.”


Henry John-Alder
Fall 2010 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Sept. 16

Dr. Judith Weis
Federated Departments of Biological Sciences
Rutgers -Newark / NJIT
"Predator/prey behavior and ecology in contaminated estuaries: A comparison of five species"

Peter Morin
Sept. 23

Dr. Joshua Caplan
Post-Doctoral Associate
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University
"Water relations, morphology, and the invasive success of Himalayan blackberry in the Pacific Northwest"

Peter Morin
Sept. 30

Dr. Danielle Kreeger
Drexel University/Partnership for the Delaware Estuary
"Climate Adaptation in the Delaware Estuary Region: Risks, Opportunities and Tough Choices"


David Bushek
Oct. 7

Dr. Frank Burbrink
College of Staten Island
CUNY
" The influence of ecological opportunity on explosive diversification in ratsnakes"

Lena Struwe
Oct. 14

Dr. Robert Cox
Post-doctoral Researcher
Department of Biological Sciences
Dartmouth College
"Two genders, one genome: sexual dimorphism and the resolution of intralocus conflict
"


Henry
John-Alder
Oct. 21

Dr. Frank Gallagher
Administrator: New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, Office of the Director.
Visiting Scholar, Urban Forestry Program, Rutgers University
"The Ecological Risk of  Urban Brownfields, Lessons from Liberty State Park"


Peter Morin

 

Oct. 28 Dr. Maria Uriarte
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Columbia University

"Forest community responses to environmental stressors at multiple spatial scales"


Holly Vuong
Nov. 4

Dr. T'ai Roulston
Blandy Experimental Farm
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
"Flying Herbivores That Sometimes Pollinate: Toward A Revised Understanding of Bee - Plant Relations."


Co-Sponsored with Department of Entomology

Rachael Winfree
Nov. 11 Dr. Tina Grotzer
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Harvard University
"Why Everyday Casual Reasoning Falss Short in a Complex World"


Steven Gray
Nov. 18

Dr. Andre Kessler
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
"Ecological cost of induced plant defenses?-- Herbivory compromising plant interactions with mutualists"

Co-Sponsored with Department of Entomology

Cesar
Rodriguez-Saona
Dec. 2

Dr. Cintia Souto
Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University

CANCELED


Peter Smouse
Spring 2010 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Jan. 28

Dr. Martin Ferris
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
"Dissecting the complex genetic architecture of virus-host interactions during influenza virus infection."

Siobain Duffy
Feb. 4

Dr. S. Luke Flory
Department of Biology
Indiana University
"Causes and consequences of a non-native grass invasion in eastern forests."

Co-Sponsored with the Plant Biology Graduate Program

Ari Novy
Feb. 11

CANCELLED: Rescheduled April 8th
Sam Droege

USGS, Patuxent VA
"The Natural History Gap: Can We Track Climate Change Impacts to Species?"

Maria Stanko
Feb. 18 Dr. Olaf Jensen
Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
"Fisheries as ecosystem-scale experiments: using stock assessment to understand the dynamics of exploited marine ecosystems."
Program membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Feb. 25

CANCELED: Rescheduled March 25th

Dr. Kevin Chen
Department of Genetics
Rutgers University
"Evolution of MicroRNA and transcription factor binding sites."
Program membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
March 4

Dr. Deborah Goldberg
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Michigan
"Clonality and Plant Invasion"
Presented in conjunction with the Ecologies in the Balance seminar series

Joan Ehrenfeld
March 11

Dr. Robert Raguso
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University
"Understanding hawkmoths as pollinators: from sensory biology to ecological services."

Elena Tartaglia
March 18 Spring Break  
March 25

Dr. Kevin Chen
Department of Genetics
Rutgers University
"Evolution of MicroRNA and transcription factor binding sites."
Program membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
April 1

Dr. Charles Canham
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Millbrook, NY
"Neighborhood dynamics of forest ecosystems: Invasion of northeastern forests by Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
and Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima)”

Brian Clough
April 5

Special Time: 1:30 pm; Alampi Room

Dr. Timothy Zimmerman
Graduate School of Education
Rutgers University

"Learning Evolutionary Biology Through Inquiry Activities
Across Contexts"

Program membership seminar
Julie Lockwood
April 8

Sam Droege
USGS, Patuxent VA
"The Natural History Gap: Can We Track Climate Change Impacts to Species?"

Maria Stanko
April 15

Dr. Josh Kohut
Coastal Ocean Observation Lab
Institite of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University

Julie Lockwood
April 22

Dr. Michael Sears
Department of Biology
Bryn Mawr College
"Why Good Models of Species Ranges Fail: Relationships of Individuals with Landscapes...It's Complicated"

Henry John-Alder
Fall 2009 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host
Sept. 17 Dr. Tracy Langkilde
Department of Biology
The Pennsylvania State University
"Surviving invasion: native lizards alter their behavior and morphology in response to deadly fire ants"

Henry John-Alder
Sept. 24

Dr. Laura Miller
Department of Mathematics
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
"Aerodynamic constraints in the smallest flying insects"

Nina Fefferman
Oct. 1

Dr. Michael Wimberly
Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence (GIScCE)
University of South Dakota
"The macroscope meets the microscope: climate, land cover, and the biogeography of infectious disease"

Yangjing Zhang
Oct. 8 Dr. Ning Zhang
Department of Plant Biology and Pathology
Rutgers University
"Population and evolutionary biology of fungal pathogens"
Program membership seminar

Julie Lockwood
Oct. 15

Dr. Jessica Thomas
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University
"Life history correlates of substitution rate in invertebrates"

Karl Kjer
Oct. 22

Dr. Edwin Green
Department of Ecology, Evolution , and Natural Resources
Rutgers University
"Testing Hypotheses"

Julie Lockwood
Oct. 29 Dr. Mark Hauber
Department of Psychology
Hunter College, CUNY
"Never trust a cowbird: life history lessons from avian brood parasites."

Julie Lockwood
Nov. 5

Dr. Marci Meixler
Director, Global Map Analytics, Philadelphia
"New techniques in aquatic conservation: fish passage prediction, community modeling, and biodiversity protection."
Program membership seminar

David Ehrenfeld
Nov. 12 Dr. Karina V.R. Schafer
Federated Departments of Biological Sciences
Rutgers Newark and NJIT
"Carbon sequestration of forests and wetlands"

Julie Lockwood
Nov. 19

EcoGSA Eminent Ecologist Lecture
Dr. Alison Power
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
Past-President of the Ecological Society of America
"Implications of host and vector diversity for the spread of plant viruses"

EcoGSA
Dec. 3 Dr. Jennifer Rudgers
Godwin Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Rice University
"Dynamics and consequences of mutualistic symbiosis: The ecology and evolution of fungal endophytes in grasses."

Cesar
Rodriguez-Saona