OEB Seminars

All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays in Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 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

Contact: UMass Seminars IDGP

Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

Feb 7

CANCELED
The vastness of our ignorance, and the importance of natural history: The example of turritellid gastropods

Cornell University 

Host: Josh Moyer
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Feb 14

Foundation species loss due to hemlock woolly adelgid invasion affects ecosystem function

Smith College

Host: Michelle R. Jackson
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Feb 21

Developing focus: Lessons from specialized arthropod eyes

University of Cincinnati

Host: Beth Jakob
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Feb 28

Pollinators and pollination in the Anthropocene: the social ecology of pesticide exposure in bees

Harvard University

Host: Lynn Adler
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Mar 6

Population dynamics of migratory birds: New approaches to old questions

Utah State University 

Host: Kit Straley
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Mar 27

Energetic mechanisms for coping with environmental change

Williams College

Hosts: Keith Nislow and Ben Letcher
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Apr 3

TBA

United States Department of Agriculture 

Host: Norman Johnson
Alexander Lecture 
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Apr 10

Evidence-based tools for inclusive biology courses

Michigan State University 

Host: Elsa Cousins
Bridge Lecture
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Apr 17

Using population genomics to reveal links between genotype and phenotype

University of Massachsetts Amherst

Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Apr 22

13th Annual Kaulenas Lecture
Prions causing neurodegenerative disease

Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Host: Amanda Woerman
Sponsored by the Initiative on Neurosciences (IONs) at UMass
Wednesday, Location: ISB Room 135

Apr 24

On a puzzling relationship between some bacteria and their viruses

Dartmouth College

Host: Jeffrey Blanchard
Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

May 1

TBA

University of California Santa Barbara

Hosts: Norman Johnson and Tobias Baskin
Location TBD