Fall 2018 Departmental Seminar Series


Seminars are held Tuesdays (unless otherwise noted) in the Summerlee Science Complex, room 2315 from 3:30-4:30 pm. All interested are welcome to attend.

September 11, 2018 - Cancelled -  Dr. Ben Sheldon (University of Oxford, UK)
Topic: Social Ecology of Wild Birds: Newtworks and Social Learning
Host: Andrew McAdam


September 18, 2018 - Dr. Alexander Kotrschal (Stockholm University)
Topic: Costs and Benefits of Brain Size Evolution
Host: Fred Laberge


September 25 , 2018 -  Dr. Elsa Cleland (UC of San Diego)
Topic: The Role of Phenology in Community and Ecosystem Responses to Climate Change and Invasion 
Host(s): Ellen Esch/Andrew MacDougall


October 2, 2018 - Dr. Erin Baerwald (University of Regina)
Topic: Bats and Wind Energy: A Crash Course
Host: Shelby Bohn


October 9, 2018 - Dr. Warren Burggren (University of North Texas)
Topic: Plasticity, Epigenetics and  Evolution: A Comparative Physiologist's Od(d)yssey
Host: Pat Wright


October 16 , 2018 - Dr. Fernanda Valdovinos (University of Michigan)
Topic: Mutualistic Networks: Closer to becoming a Predicitve Theory
Host: Kevin McCann


October 23, 2018 - Dr. Nancy Chen (University of Rochester)
Topic: Tracking Short-term Evolution in a Pedigreed Wild Population
Host: Andrew McAdam


October 30, 2018 - Dr. John Stinchcombe (University of Toronto)
Topic: Adaptation and Constraint in Introduced Plant Species
Host: Andrew McAdam


Nov 6, 2018 - Dr. Dirk Steinke (University of Guelph) 
Topic: Message in a bottle - Capturing Biodiversity with Malaise Traps
Host: Sarah Adamowicz


Nov 13, 2018 -  Dr. Nicola Day (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Topic: Soil Fungi and Boreal Forest Resilience after Wildfire Disturbance
Host: Catherine Dieleman/Turetsky lab


Nov 20, 2018 - Dr. Joe Bennett (Carleton University)
Topic: Act Now or keep Monitoring? Solving One of Conservation Biology's Trickiest Problems
Host: Andrew MacDougall


Nov 27, 2018 - Dr. Dawn Bazely (York University)
Topic: A Tale of Two Plant-herbivore Interactions: From White-tailed Deer Browsing to Sheep & Moose Grazing in which Spit Mediates a Plant Defence
Host: Shoshanah Jacobs