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Biology Seminars Spring 2019

Biology Department

Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule

01.18.2019

"Microbial diversity and function across the Laurentian Great Lakes"

Dr. Maureen Coleman, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Hosted by: Dr. Mark Osadjan

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

01.25.2019

"Functional phylogenoics of the Caryophyllales: reticulate evolution gene and genome duplication, biochemistry, and beyond"

Dr. Ya Yang, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Hosted by: Dr. Amanda Grusz

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

02.01.2019

"Wonders of the Deep: Microbial ecology and evolution in deep-sea hydrothermal vents"

Dr. Rika Anderson, Assistant Professor, Carleton College

Hosted by: Dr. Cody Sheik

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

02.08.2019

DARWIN DAYS

"Studying the adaptive process in the wild: purple coneflower and partridgepea"

Dr. Ruth Shaw, Professor, University of Minnesota

Hosted by: Dr. Julie Etterson

Additional Readings: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

02.15.2019 "Climate adaptation in action; helping forested ecosystems prepare for change"

Kristen Schmitt, Climate Change Outreach Specialist, US Forest Service

Hosted by: Dr. Jessica Savage

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

02.22.2019

"Tales of Three Warblers- Managing for Critical Forest Habitats in Minnesota"

Alexis Grinde, Wildlife Ecologist, NRRI

Hosted by: Dr. Gerald Niemi

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

03.01.2019

"The neural basis of sound detection and auditory driven social behavior in the plainfin midshipman fish (Porichthys notatus)"

Brooke Vetter, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington

Hosted by: Dr. Al Mensinger

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

03.08.2019

"New Frontiers in Species Extrapolation: Tools for Toxicology"

Carlie LaLone, Scientist, EPA

 Hosted by: Dr. Jessica Savage

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

03.15.2019

NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK

03.22.2019

"Big lessons from small subjects: the biology of larval mantis shrimp eyes"

Dr. Kate Feller, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota

Hosted by: Dr. Al Mensinger

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

03.29.2019

"Restoration and wild bee communities: From rarity to pollination services"

Dr. Daniel Cariveau, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Hosted by: Dr. Jessica Savage

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

04.05.2019

Inspirational Teacher of the Life Sciences Award Talk

"Use It or Lose It: The Physiology of Aging"

Dr. Mark Osadjan, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Abstract

04.12.2019

"Genes to Ecosystems: The problem of complex traits"

Dr. Carsten Kuelheim, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech

Hosted by: Dr. Briana Gross and Dr. Julie Etterson

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

04.19.2019

"An Understudied Invader: Dietary Niche and Growth Rate of the Nonnative Tubenose Goby (Proterorhinus semilunaris)"

Bradley Dawson, Master's Candidate, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Hrabik

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

04.26.2019

"The effect of self-generated movement and playbacks of biological and anthropogenic sound on the hearing sensitivity of the Oyster Toadfish, Opsanus tau"

Loranzie (LJ) Rogers, Master's Candidate, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Hosted by: Dr. Al Mensinger

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 05.03.2019

"Microbial Biosignatures of Geospatial Location in Ship Microbiomes"

Stephen Techtmann, Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University

Hosted by: Dr. Randall Hicks

Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

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