OEB Seminars

All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays in MOR2 222 unless otherwise noted. 

Refreshments precede seminars at 3:45 p.m.

Each seminar is followed by an opportunity for further refreshments and continued conversation.

To find more seminars in the Life Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs in Life Sciences Calendar.

For a listing of seminars offered through the College of Natural Sciences, go to CNS Department and Program Seminars

Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

Jan 27

Whale, dolphin, and porpoise mating strategies: Coevolution of anatomy and behavior

Dalhousie University

Feb 3

Seminar Canceled

Feb 10

From microbes to mountains, understanding ecosystems in a global change context

The University of Vermont

Feb 17

No seminar today

Feb 22

The role of maternal hormones in programming offspring aggression (Darwin Fellow Search Presentation)

Alexandra Bentz

Host: Luke Remage-Healey

Feb 24

Connectivity in fragmented habitats: Conservation applications of landscape genetics (Darwin Fellow Search Presentation)


Sarah Emel

Host: Chris Sutherland

Mar 3

Causes and consequences of pollinator foraging behavior (Darwin Fellow Search Presentation)

Heather Briggs

Host: Lynn Adler

Mar 10

Context-dependent prey selection: Are squirrels brand loyal or avid shoppers? (Darwin Fellow Search Presentation)

Mekala Sundaram

Host: Paige Warren

Mar 24

Sushi and satellites: Tracking tunas and sharks in our blue serengeti

Sinauer Lecture


Stanford University

Location TBA

The Sinauer lecture series is funded by Sinauer Associates, Inc., publisher of college texts in biology, psychology, and neuroscience.

Mar 31

Global patterns of insect invasions

Alexander Lecture

USDA Forest Service; Penn State University; West Virginia University

Location: 222 Morrill South

STUDENT HOST: Hannah Broadley

Apr 7

SEMINAR CANCELLED: Trophic interactions and anthropogenic disturbance in tropical forest mammal communities

University of Michigan

Apr 14

Special Seminar Co-Sponsored by OEB and PB Graduate Programs:

Genetic diversity and adaptation strategies of Arabidopsis thaliana along the Yangtze River, China

College of Life Sciences, Peking University

Location: Life Science Laboratories Building, Room S330
TIME: 10:00 AM

HOST: Alice Cheung

Apr 14

Genetic and genomic approaches at understanding the evolution of form

Harvard Medical School

Apr 21

Neuroethology of perception and preference in a female songbird

McGill University

Apr 28

Ant rafts, eyelashes, and the Ig Nobel Prize

Georgia Institute of Technology