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Biology Seminars Fall 2019

Biology Department

Friday, September 6, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Creatures from the black lagoon: Highlighting dark matter fungi in marine environments"
Dr. Kathryn Picard, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History
Hosted by: Dr. Amanda Grusz
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday, September 13, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Intergenerational learning: Can younger generations help us work towards a more sustainable future?"
Dr. Danielle Lawson, Doctoral Student, North Carolina State University of College of Natural Resources
Hosted by: Rosalyn Putland, Postdoctoral Associate
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

      Hawk Ridge Weekend

Friday, September 20, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Conservation biology of the endangered Florida Scrub-Jay: roles of ancient oaks, wildfire, and dispersal behavior in the evolution of a habitat specialist"
Dr. John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Hosted by Dr. Matt Etterson

Friday, September 27, 2019 3:00 p.m. in Chem 200

"Analytical chemistry in the age of genomics: quantitative and structural analyses to understand metabolism and fuel a bio-based economy"
Dr. Lucas Busta
Hosted by: Dr. Jennifer Liang
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday, October 4, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

UMN Lightning Talks
"Reigniting a coevolutionary arms race between a plant and an herbivore"
Dr. Timothy Craig, Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1
"Northern long-eared bats and white nose syndrome in Minnesota"
Dr. Ron Moen, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2
"Discovering the metabolic potential of a novel archaeal phylum"
Dr. Jessica Sieber, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday, October 11, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Biogeochemical and Food Web Studies of Lakes Large and Small"
Dr. Ted Ozersky, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Hosted by: Dr. Amanda Grusz
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday, October 18, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Wound Healing and Regeneration in an Annelid Model System"
Dr. Veronica Martinez Acosta, Professor, University of the Incarnate Word
Hosted by: Dr. Allen Mensinger
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday, October 24, 2019 NO SEMINAR FALL BREAK

Friday, November 1, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Microbe Wars: The Corrosion Phantom Menace"
Dr. Randall Hicks, Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Hosted by: Dr. Amanda Grusz
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday, November 8, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Shedding light on the dark side of carbon cycling: Environmental impacts on plant respiration from leaf to ecosystem"
Dr. Mary Heskel, Assistant Professor, Macalester College
Hosted by: Dr. Jessica Savage
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday, November 15, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

       "Building Bridges for Pollinator Conservation"
        Sarah Foltz Jordan, Senior Pollinator, Conservation Specialist, Great Lakes Region, Xerces Society
        Hosted by: Dr. Amanda Grusz and Dr. David Schimpf
        Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper1, Paper 2

Friday, November 22, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Wanted Dead or Alive: On the hunt for microbes below the ocean floor"
Dr. Brandi Reese, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Hosted by: Dr. Cody Sheik
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday, November 29, 2019 NO SEMINAR THANKSGIVING BREAK

Friday, December 6, 2019 3:05 p.m. in LSci 185

"Size, age, sex, and/or stage: Developing structured population models for wildlife protection"
Dr. Nate Pollesch
Hosted by: Dr. Matt Etterson
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

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