Fall '22 / Winter '23 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 2022

September 22, 2021 - Dr. J. Michelle Lavery, 2022 Winner Annual Integrative Biology Distinguished Student Speaker Award

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

September 29, 2022 - Danielle Nowosad PhD student, Dept. Integrative Biology, University of Guelph

Topic: Knowledge mobilization: implementing Inuit guidelines for ethical research

October 20, 2022 - Dr. Rachel Germain Department of Zoology & the Biodiversity Research Centre, University of British Columbia

Topic: Matters of scale in the ecology and evolution of coexisting species

October 27, 2022 - Dr. Alex Moore; Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences Department of Botany, University of British Columbia

Topic: Coastal Wetland Ecology and the Role of Predators

November 03 , 2022 - Dr. Catherine M. Hulshof; Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Topic: Biodiversity on a Changing Planet

November 10 , 2022 - Dr. Robert Puschendorf; University of Plymouth, UK

Topic: Environmental refugia from disease-driven amphibian extinction

November 17, 2022 - Dr. Christina Davy, Department of Biology, Carleton University

Topic: The Secret Lives Of Bats – a One Health approach to recovering endangered bats

November 24, 2022 - Dr. Nicholas Wu, School of Life and Environmental Science, Western Sydney University, Australia

Topic: Chytridiomycosis and mechanism of skin disruption in amphibians

**SPECIAL TIME OF 3:30pm Guelph time to accommodate for the 15 hr time difference!**



Winter 2023

January 12, 2023 - Dr. Leanne Grieves, Department of Biology, McMaster University

Topic: Avian Chemical and Microbial Ecology

January 19, 2023  - Dr. Christina Davy, Department of Biology, Carleton University

Topic: The Secret Lives Of Bats – a One Health approach to recovering endangered bats

January 26, 2023 - Dr. Laura Ferguson, Acadia University

Topic: Tick tales and mosquito musings: understanding our shifting vector landscape in Canada

February 2, 2023 - Dr. Catherine Scott; NSERC postdoc; McGill University

Topic: Spiders on the Web: silk-based communication, flexible foraging strategies, and the online transmission of spider myths & misinformation

February 9, 2023 -  Dr. James Schaefer, Trent University

Topic: In praise of the long-term: Ecological dynamics of caribou and other northern biota

February 16, 2023 - Dr. Natalie Sanchez; MITACS postdoc; University of Windsor

Topic: Listening to birds: what they tell us about environmental changes caused by humans

March 2, 2023 - Dr. Celina Baines, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

Topic: Parasite-dependent dispersal and its ecological consequences

March 9, 2023 - Dr. Sapna Sharma, Department of Biology,  York University

Topic: On thin ice: are lakes feeling the heat?

March 16, 2023 - Dr. Fiona Soper, Department of Biology, McGill University 

Topic: Finding your niche: the battle for nutrients in tropical forests

March 23, 2023 - Dr. Julie Lee-Yaw, University of Ottawa

Topic: Combining species' distribution models and genomic data to inform conservation translocations of salamanders in Alberta

March 30, 2023 - Dr Kyle Bobiwash, University of Manitoba 

Topic: Building Equitable Science and Indigenous Pathways in Science

April 6, 2023 - Cancelled - Dr. Aynslie Ogden, Director, Science & Technology, Polar Knowledge Canada

Topic: Polar Knowledge Canada

April 13, 2023 - Dr. Jennifer Perry, St Francis Xavier University 

Topic: Ecological Influence on Sexual Conflict