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 2016 Seminar Schedule

Feb 5

Landbird trends in national parks of Pacific Northwest

Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder

HOST: Martha Hoopes

Feb 12

Using genomics to directly measure the forces of evolution

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, The University of Kansas

HOST: Norman Johnson

Feb 19

The sensory ecology of song in a grassland specialist, the Grasshopper Sparrow

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

HOST: Jeff Podos

Feb 26

Constrained by royal decree:  Trans-generational immunity in bumblebees and consequences for friend and foe

Infectious Disease Ecology Group, School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University

HOST: Evan Palmer-Young

Mar 4

The remarkable evolutionary convergence of alternative photosynthetic syndromes in plants

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Brown University

HOST: Madelaine Bartlett

Mar 25

Larval fish ecology, from the Sargasso Sea to the pond over yonder

Fisheries Oceanography and Larval Fish Ecology Lab, Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

HOST: Adrian Jordaan

Apr 1

How jumping spiders see the world

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, UMass Amherst

HOST: Luke Remage-Healey

Co-sponsored by OEB and NSB

Apr 8

Sinauer Lecture

Biological robotics: Inspiration from the grand diversity of fishes

Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

HOST: Duncan Irschick

Apr 15

The Huddler’s dilemma: A cold shoulder or a warm inner glow

Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

HOST: Daniel Peterson

Apr 22

Alexander Lecture

Seeing at the limits: Vision and visual navigation in nocturnal insects

Department of Biology, Lund University

HOST: Beth Jakob

Apr 29

Problems in Evolutionary Logic - from Honor Killings to the Distribution of

Department of Anthropology, Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, Rutgers

HOST:  Ben Normark