Biology Seminars Fall 2017

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Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule - every Friday unless noted at 3:15 p.m. in LSci 185

09.08.17

Prairie strips improve biodiversity and the delivery of multiple ecosystem services from industrial corn-soybean croplands

Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management, Iowa State University

Hosted by:  Dr. John Pastor

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

09.15.17

Hawk Ridge Seminar: Monitoring the Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) in Northern Minnesota

Stephen Kolbe, Graduate Student

Hosted by: Hawk Ridge

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

09.22.17

 

 

Creating Measurable Metrics of Resistance and Resilience for Forest Management

Dr. Marcella Windmuller-Campione, Assistant Professor, UMTC

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

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3

 

09.29.17

 

A metabolic approach to social interactions and microbial community robustness

Dr. William Harcombe, Assistant Professor, UMTC

Hosted by: Dr. Ted Ozersky

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2 

 

 

10.06.17

 

Cyanogenesis and the genetics of local climatic adaptation in white clover

Dr. Ken Olsen, Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Host:  Dr. Briana Gross

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

10.13.17

 

Evolutionary genetics of wild and domesticated plants

Dr. Briana Gross, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Host:  Dr. Thomas Hrabik

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

10.20.17

 

Coastal Studies Counter "Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind" Mentality: Migrating Mine Tailing Threaten Reef in Lake Superior

Dr. Charles Kerfoot, Professor, MTU

Host:  Dr. Donn Branstrator

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3

 

 

10.27.17

 

 

NO SEMINAR - FALL BREAK

 

11.03.17

 

From seals to cells: a comparative approach to characterizing skeletal muscle physiology

Dr. Amber Schlater, Assistant Professor, College of St. Scholastica

Host: Dr. Ted Ozersky

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

11.10.17

 

Public Sector Native Plant Nurseries and their Role in Conservation

Dr. Ed Toth, Director, Greenbelt Native Plant Center

Host: Dr. Julie Etterson

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

11.17.17

 

A Carbon Budget for Lake Erie

Dr. Marguerite Xenopolous, Professor, Trent University

Host:  Dr. Bob Sterner

Addl Reading:  Abstract , Paper 1

 

 

11.24.17

 

NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

12.01.17

 

Deep time to modern species, the evolution of genomic diversity in ferns

Dr. Amanda Grusz, University of Minnesota - Duluth

Host: Dr. Ted Ozersky

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

12.08.17

 

 

Ecology under lake ice

Stephanie Hampton, Director, Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO).  Washington State University

Host:  Dr. Ted Ozersky

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2 

 

Spring 2017 Seminar List