OEB Seminars

In the fall and spring semesters OEB seminars are generally held in Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222, Fridays at 4pm, unless otherwise noted. For seminars noted as remote, the Zoom link will be emailed to the OEB list-serv. 

All informal gathering precedes seminars at 3:45pm.
Each seminar is followed by an opportunity for continued conversation with the speaker.

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

Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule

Sep 10

OEB Postdoc Talks

A Multi-Platform Framework for Monitoring Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms in Inland Waters
Abhishek Kumar  
How do bird brains associate internal physiology with the external environment?: Hormones and hunger VS resource availability and bird song
Jeremy Spool

Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Sep 17

OEB Postdoc Talks

The role of phenotypic integration in shaping vertebrate cranial evolution
Andrew Conith
Disease, dams, and decisions: how climate change and connectivity impact the fate of fishes
Amy Teffer

Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Sep 24

Complex communication strategies in spiders

University of California, Berkeley

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

Oct 1

Molecular and Phenotypic responses of marine fishes to ocean warming

Auburn University

Host: Lisa Komoroske
Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222
Remote Seminar

Oct 15

Protein Space in context: From evolvability, to drug(g)ability and beyond

Yale University

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

Oct 22

Disentangling the adaptive and non-adaptive drivers of diversification in neotropical electric fishes

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Host: Jeff Podos
Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Oct 29

Ecology and evolution of species interactions: Insights from an insect herbivore and a synthetic mutualism

University of Massachusetts, Boston

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

Nov 5

Population biology and biological control of winter moth

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Host: Craig Albertson
Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Nov 12

Birds and Bacteria: Evolution of the avian microbiome

University of Connecticut

Host: Jason Kamilar
Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Nov 19

Microbial functional legacies and carbon turnover in terrestrial soils

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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

Dec 3

OEB Faculty Lightning Talks

Location: Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222

Dec 8

Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series
Healthy Soils: Our Hope for a Warming World

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Location TBA