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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 2022 will be held remotely.

Zoom webinar link:
Meeting ID: 980 8009 0278 / Meeting Password: 353698

For scheduling information contact Dr. Brooke Maslo:

Spring 2022 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host, Platform
Feb. 3

Dr. Mayra Rodríguez González
GUND Institute for Environment
The Univesrity of Vermont
Improving the relevance of ecosystem services research through knowledge co-production

Dr. Myla Aronson

Feb. 10

Dr. Mimi R. Koehl
Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Swimming and crawling in a turbulent ocean by marine larvae

Dr. Juan Bonachela

Feb. 17

Dr. Kevin Njabo
Center for Tropical Research
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Dr. Julie Lockwood

Feb. 24

Dr. Simone Des Roches
School of aquatic and Fisheries Sciences
College of the Environment
University of Washington,Seattle
The importance of intraspecific variation for ecosystems and people

Dr. Brooke Maslo

Mar. 3

Dr. Lily Khadempour
Earth, and Environmental Sciences
Rutgers University- Newark
Ecology and evolution in insect-microbial symbioses

Dr. Malin Pinsky

Mar. 10

Dr. Juniper Simonis
Identifying, quantifying, and communicating the impacts of chemical weapons on urban communities and ecosystems

Dr. Brooke Maslo

Mar. 24

Dr. Ricardo Rocha
CIBIO/InBIO-UP, Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
University of Porto and University of Lisbon
Challenges and opportunities for the conservation of Malagasy bats (and their ecosystem services)

Erin McHale

Mar. 31

Dr. Marcelo Gehara
Department of Biological Sciences
Rutgers Univesrity - Newark
Understanding Speciation with Evolutionary Modeling and AI

Dr. Brendan Reid

Apr. 7

Dr. Charles Nilon
College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
University of Missouri
Urban Biodiversity, Nearby Nature, and Environmental Justice

Dr. Myla Aronson

Apr. 14

Dr. Jessica Forrest
Department of Biology
University of Ottawa
Drivers of population dynamics in a specialist solitary bee: does mismatch matter

Dylan Simpson

Apr. 19

Judith Bronstein - Eminent Ecologist
University Distinguised Professor
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
Bad-News Bees? Nectar Robbing and the "Temptation to Cheat" in Mutualisms


Apr. 21

Dr. Nikki Traylor-Knowles
Department of Marine Biology and Ecology
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science


Dr. Malin Pinsky

Apr. 28

Dr. Senay Yitbarek
Department of Biology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elucidating ecological complexity across scales

Kelvin Chen

Fall 2021 Seminars
Date Speaker, Affiliation, and Seminar Title Host, Platform
Sept. 16

Dr. Siobain Duffy
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Effects of host range mutations on subsequent emergence of a model RNA virus

Julie Lockwood

Sept. 23

Dr. Brendan Reid
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers Univesity - New Brunswick
Genetics of marine communities through time

Malin Pinsky
Sept. 30

Dr. Andy Pershing
Director of Climate Science
Climate Central
Survival skills for the Anthropocene: What marine heatwaves and other ocean surprises can teach us about living in a warming world

John Weidenmann
Oct. 7

Dr. Theresa Laverty
Department of Ecology and Evolution
University of Chicago
Conservation ecology of desert bats

Brooke Maslo
Oct. 14

Dr. Javan Bauder
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Arizona
Individual-based approaches for landscape-scale conservation: Examples from the federally threatened eastern indigo snake

Tyler Christensen
Oct. 21

Dr. Francisco Ferreira
Rutgers Center for Vector Biology
Department of Entomology
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Hawaiian bird malaria: dissecting vector-parasite relationships

Dina Fonseca
Oct. 28

Dr. Maria Miriti
Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Ohio State University
Driving change: Drought and other disasters

Zoë Kitchel
Nov. 4

CANCELLED: Dr. Lily Khadempour
Earth, and Environmental Sciences
Rutgers - Newark
Ecology and evolution in insect-microbial symbioses

Malin Pinsky
Nov. 11

Dr. Matt Schuler
Biology Department
Montclair State University
From pollution to policy: Understanding and mitigating human impacts on freshwater environments

Ryan Almeida
Nov. 18

Dr. Vianey Leos Barajas
Bayesian Ecological & Environmental Statistics
University of Toronto
Fitting hidden Markov models in practice

Alexa Fredston
Dec. 2

Dr. Eduardo Colombo

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
A multiscale approach to spatial patterns in plankton communities: the large-scale consequences of taxis-induced mesoscale patchiness in plankton communities

Juan Bonachela
Dec. 9

Dr. Marc Rius
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton
Ecological and evolutionary consequences of the global redistribution of biodiversity


Bobby Kwait

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