Fall 21/Winter 22 Departmental Seminar Series

trees through the seasons

Seminars are held virtually Thursdays (unless otherwise noted) from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All interested are welcome to attend.

Fall 2021

September 23, 2021 - Matt Fuirst, (2021 winner Annual Integrative Biology Distinguished Student Speaker Award) 

Topic: Causes and consequences of dispersal in Canada jays

September 30, 2021 - No speaker, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

October 07, 2021 - Dr. Katie Marshall, University of British Columbia

Topic:  Causes and consequences of invertebrate low temperature limits

October 14, 2021 - Dr. Amanda Bates, University of Victoria

Topic: Understanding climate resilience through the lens of physiological diversity to improve marine conservation outcomes

October 21, 2021 - No Seminar

October 28, 2021 - Dr. Isabelle Côté, Simon Fraser University

Topic: Aliens in paradise: Multiple impacts of a marine predator introduction

November 04, 2021 - Dr. Anna Hargreaves, McGill University

Topic: Where do species interactions matter?

November 11, 2021 - Dr. Jessica Gillung, McGill University

Topic: An integrative approach to unraveling insect diversity and evolution: from molecules to phenotypes

November 18, 2021 - Dr. Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, Faculté des sciences, Université de Sherbrooke.

Topic: Host-microbe interactions: who runs the show

November 25, 2021 - Dr. Melissa Perreault, University of Guelph 

Topic:  The inclusion of sex and gender in mental health research:  Nuisance or necessity?

December 02, 2021 - Dr. Daniel Grunspan, University of Guelph, Department of Integrative Biology

Topic: Examining the role Professors of Teaching play in institutional discussion networks


Winter 2021


January 13, 2022 - Dr. Jesse Popp, Chair in Indigenous Environmental Science, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Topic: TBD

January 20, 2022 - Dr. Sheila Colla, York Research Chair (Tier 2) in Interdisciplinary Conservation Science, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University 

Topic: Human Dimensions of Pollinator Conservation

January 27, 2022 - Dr. Michelle Tseng, Department of Botany and Zoology & the Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia. 

Topic: Ecological and evolutionary effects of warming on insect and plankton communities.

February 03, 2022 - Dr. Diane Srivastava Director, Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution (CIEE-ICEE) and Professor, Dept of Zoology & Biodiversity Research Centre

Topic: Climate change and the reshaping and rewiring of food webs

February 10, 2022 - Dr. Marta Berbés-Blázquez, Arizona State University and The University of Waterloo

Topic: Greening the city of the future: Nature-based solutions from the grassroots up

 February 17, 2022 - Dr. Alisha Shah, Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University

Topic: Using Thermal Physiology to Explain Insect Patterns of Biodiversity and Response to Climate Change

February 24, 2022 - Reading Break

March 03, 2022 - Dr. Andrew Young, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

Topic: The biology of flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) and new research opportunities in the family

March 10, 2022 - Peter Soroye, University of Ottawa and Assessment and Outreach Coordinator for the Key Biodiversity Areas Program at Wildlife Conservation Society Canada

Topic: Climate and land-use change interactions on pollinators

March 17, 2022 - Dr. Christina Rochus, Department of Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph

Topic: Genetic diversity in domestic and wild populations: what can we learn from old and new genetic variation?

March 24, 2022 - Dr. Lauren van Patter - Assistant Professor in Clinical Studies in OVC, University of Guelph

Topic: Researching multispecies communities: from feral cats, to urban coyotes, to the human-animal bond

March 31, 2022 -  J. Michelle Lavery - 2022 Winner Annual Integrative Biology Distinguished Student Speaker Award Winner *Postponed till Fall 2022*

Topic: Effects of differentially-preferred environments on laboratory zebrafish survival, welfare, and cognition

April 07, 2022 - Dr. Heather Kharouba, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa

Topic: Understanding and predicting species' responses to climate change

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