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Seminar Schedule

Biology Seminars will be in LSB 207 on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2:30 - 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted. 

Fall 2019

September 18– Dr. Karen Kapheim, Utah State University
Causes and Consequences of Behavioral Plasticity in Bees 

September 25– Dr. Susannah French, Utah State University
Physiological Responses to a Changing Environment: Costs for Individuals and Populations

October 2 – Dr. Shana Geffeney, Utah State University
"Understanding Nervous System Evolution Through Natural Experiments: Adaptive Evolution of Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels"

October 16– Dr. Erin Bobeck, Utah State University
Novel Targets to Treat Pain, Tolerance, and Addiction"

October 23 - Dr. Noelle Beckman, Utah State University
"Advancing an Interdisciplinary Framework for Seed Dispersal Ecology"

October 30 – Dr. Will Pearse Utah State University
"Combining Evolution and Ecology in an Era of Global Change"

November 6– Dr. Lori Spears, Utah State University
Linking Research to Extension to Combat the Threat of Invasive Species. 

November 20 – Dr. Zakee Sabree Ohio State Unversity
"Germ-Free Invertebrate Model Systems Highlight Microbial Contributions to Host Growth and Development"
Hosted by: Dr. Noelle Beckman

Spring 2020

January 8 – Dr. Sarah Bush, University of Utah
"Now you See me, Now you Don't: Host Defense Triggers Rapid Diversification of Cryptic Coloration in Experimentally Evolving Parasites"

January 15 - Michael Stemkovski, USU Biology
"Understanding the Effects of Climate Change on Bee Phenology"

January 29 – Dr. Maria Natalia Umana, University of Michigan
"Tropical Diversity along Environmental Gradients: Insights from Functional Ecology"

February 5 - Dr. Elizabeth Hammock, Florida State University
"Developmental roles for oxytocin in sensory systems"

February 26 Dr. Lenora Bittleston, Boise State University
"Ecological Genomics of Plant-associated Microbial Communities"

April 15 – Dr. Mauro Galetti, University of Miami
"Ecological Consequences of Defaunation in Neotropical Rainforests"

 April 22 - Dr. Laura Stein, University of Oklahoma
"Predator-Induced Mechanisms Shaping Integrated Phenotypes across Timescales"