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Biology Seminars Spring 2020

Biology Department

Friday January 17, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Drivers of population genetic structure in plants: global, regional and local scales."
Diana Gamba, Ph.D. student at University of Missouri St. Louis
Hosted by: Dr. Justin Zweck
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday January 24, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Are Restoration Seed Pools Evolving Under Commercial Propagation?"
Riley Pizza, Master's Candidate, University of Minnesota Duluth
Hosted by: Dr. Julie Etterson
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday January 31, 2020 in Lsci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Neonicotinoids on the landscape: Evaluating avian exposure to treated seeds in an agricultural region"
Dr. Charlotte L. Roy, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Hosted by: Dr. Mark Clark
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday February 7, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Lights, Cameras, Action: Multipredator-Prey Interactions Comparing Native and Invasive Prey Behaviors"
Noland Michels, Master's Candidate, University of Minnesota Duluth
Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Hrabik and Dr. Allen Mensinger
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday February 14, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"The ecosystem consequences of wildfire activity over space and time"
Dr. Kendra McLauchlan, Program Director at the National Science Foundation
Hosted by: Dr. Bob Sterner
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday February 21, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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UMN Faculty Lightning talks

"Subsurface microbe hunting"
Cody Sheik, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth
Additional Reading: Paper

"Regulation of chromatin and gene silencing by xenobiotic response signaling in Drosophila"
Huai Deng, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth
Additional Reading: Paper

"Discovering biodiversity with BIG DATA"
Amanda Grusz, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth
Additional Reading: Paper

Friday February 28, 2020 Darwin Day Speaker in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Systems Paleobiology: How Physiology Can Help Us Understand the Interplay of Life and Environment through Time."
Dr. Andrew Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Curator of the Paleobotanical Collections, Harvard University
Hosted by: Earth and Environmental Department and Biology Department
Additional Reading: Abstract, Reading 1, Reading 2, Reading 3, Reading 4, Reading 5

Friday March 6, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Little blind cavefish lead to big evolutionary insights"
Dr. Suzanne McGaugh, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Hosted by: Dr. Amanda Grusz
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday March 20,2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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""Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) ecology: Coastal oceans to the Great Lakes"
Reagan Errera, Research Ecologist, NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Hosted by: Dr. Cody Sheik
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday March 27, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Toward Precision Medicine in the Intensive Care Unit"
Dr. Elizabeth Lusczek, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Hosted by: Dr. Julie Etterson and Dr. Amanda Grusz
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday April 3, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Cephalopod behavioral ecology as a comparative model for understanding visual communication"
Dr. Ryuta Nakajima, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Hosted by: Dr. Ted Ozersky
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday April 10, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Coordinated response efforts to the red swamp crayfish invasion in Michigan, U.S.A."
Brian Roth, Associate Professor at Michigan State University
Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Hrabik
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday April 17, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"TBA"
Inspirational Teacher of the Life Sciences Award

Friday April 24, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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" Evolution and hybridization: Tales from charismatic megaflora"
Dr. Nora Mitchell, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Hosted by: Dr. Briana Gross
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday May 1, 2020 in LSci 185 at 3:05 p.m.

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"Noticing the non-vasculars: How lichens and mosses shape environments, from microclimates to ecosystems"
Daniel Stanton, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Hosted by: Dr. Jessica Savage
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2