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

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

Sep 15

Alexander Lecture

Collective intelligence in honey bees: How a swarm of bees chooses its home

Cornell University

Faculty Host: John Burand

Sep 22

Bumblebee foraging physiology, behavior, and ecology

The University of Vermont

Student Host: Luis Aguirre

Sep 29

Reconstructing the evolution of sexual dimorphism in songbirds (females aren’t so dull after all)

St. Mary's College

Student Host: Amy Strauss

Oct 6

Coastal wetlands in urban landscapes: Carbon and nitrogen cycling at the intersection of restoration and sea level rise

University of Connecticut

Faculty Host: Allison Roy

Oct 13

Radical changes in body plan evolution: A molecular and developmental perspective

University of Florida

Faculty Host: Eric Bittman

Oct 20

Tropical mammal community assembly from global to local scales

University of Michigan

Faculty Host: Jason Kamilar

Oct 27

Of gobies and dragonfishes: An unlikely instance of convergent evolution in the lateral line system of fishes

University of Rhode Island

Faculty Host: Cristina Cox Fernandez

Nov 3

Spatial processes in ecology, and the statistical models for measuring them

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nov 17

The evolution of looking and seeing: New insights from colorful jumping spiders

University of Cincinnati

Faculty Host: Beth Jakob

Dec 1

The role of reinforcement, sexual selection, and sex-specific mate choice in speciation; lessons from Drosophila

Union College

Faculty Host: Norman Johnson