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Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series

Everyone, regardless if affiliated with E&E, is welcome and encouraged to attend these seminars.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. The seminars for Spring 2023 are in-person (except for the seminar on Jan. 26, which will be remote)

Zoom Webinar Link:
Meeting ID
: 989 3670 6437 / Meeting Password:  524108

For scheduling information contact Dr. Brooke Maslo:

Spring 2023 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host, Platform
Jan. 26

Darko Cotoras
California Academy of Sciences
Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow
"Intraspecific niche partition without speciation: individual level web polymorphism within a single island spider population"

Remote Seminar

Kelvin Chen
Feb. 2

Mike Hickerson
Department of Biology
"Macroecological population genetics - the next era of comparative phylogeography"

Dr. Malin Pinsky
Feb. 9

Brian Sturtevant
Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
"Of clockwork and catastrophes: Interactions between forest landscape structure and defoliator outbreaks in time and space"

Dr. Rick Lathrop
Feb. 16

Rachel Katz
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
"Decision Analysis: Bridging the Research-Implementation Gap in Conservation"

Dr. Brooke Maslo
Feb. 23

Michael Manhart
Assistant Professor
Biotechnology and Medicine
Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS)
Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
"The ecology and evolution of microbial growth traits"

Membership Seminar

Dr. Malin Pinsky
Mar. 2

Chi Chen
Assistant Professor
"Terrestrial vegetation dynamics under climate change and human activities"

Membership Seminar

Dr. Siobain Duffy
Mar. 9

Stephanie Campos
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Villanova University
"From physiology to pheromones: How chemicals control the competitive lives of lizards"

Dr. Henry John-Alder
Mar. 23

Thomas Schlacher
University of the Sunshine Coast-Australia
"Ocean Beaches as Dynamic Edges of the Sea – A Moveable Feast of Wildlife and Cross-System Couplings"

Dr. Brooke Maslo
Mar. 30

Cynnamon Dobbs Brown
Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
The University of Connecticut
"The multiple dimensions of urban nature, beyond ecological benefits"

Dr. Myla Aronson
Apr. 6

Kristin Winchell
Assistant Professor
"Urban environments as natural laboratories for rapid evolutionary change"

Dr. Julie Lockwood
Apr. 13

Jonathan Lefcheck
Tennenbaum Coordinating Scientist
Smithsonian Institution
"From theory to the dinner plate: how seagrasses are progressing ecology and saving the planet"

Dr. Aurore Maureaud
Apr. 20

Rodney Richardson
Assistant Professor
Appalachian Laboratory
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
"Metagenetic applications in pollinator biology and conservation"

Dr. Katie Turo
Apr. 27

Bob Hedin
Hedin Environmental
"Restoration of ecological values through the passive treatment of polluted mine water"

Dr. Brooke Malso

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