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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

2017-2018 Seminars in Ecology and Evolution

Seminars in Ecology and Evolution meet at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays (unless otherwise noted below), in room 1024 King Life Sciences Building on the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Florida. They are open to the public.

Fall Series

  • September 15: Jack Rudloe, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, Panacea, FL
    Fifty years of sea turtle conservation
    Host: Dr. Emily duVal

  • September 22: Chris Malinowski, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Mercury in Atlantic Goliath Grouper: dietary sources, bioaccumulation patterns, and potential impacts to population recovery
    Host: Dr. Felicia Coleman

  • September 29: Dr. Kyle E. Harms, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
    Processes maintaining species diversity in hyper-diverse tropical forests
    Host: Dr. Thomas E. Miller

  • October 6: Dr. Zachary W. Culumber, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Linking micro- and macroevolution to understand major features of diversification
    Host: Dr. Kimberly A. Hughes

  • October 13: Dr. Kacy Gordon, Department of biological Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC
    Sequence and functional evolution in nematodes
    Host: Dr. Sophie J. McCoy

  • October 20 (4:00
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    p.m., 1024 King):
    Lynn Barakos, University of California, Berkeley, CA
    Resources for building better environmental education programs
    Host: Dr. Ellen Granger

  • October 27: Dr. Jonathan N. Pruitt, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
    From individuals, to populations, to communities: when does animal personality matter?
    Host: Carla Vanderbilt

  • November 3: Jim Cox, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Emily duVal

  • November 17: Bianca Prohaska, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University; FSU Coastal and Marine Lab, St. Teresa, FL
    TBA
    Host: Dr. R. Dean Grubbs

  • December 1: Ummat Somjee, Program in Interdisciplinary Entomology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    The hidden costs of sexually selected weapons in the heliconia bug, leptoscelis tricolor
    Host: Dr. Emily H. duVal

  • December 8: Jaime Mauricio Anaya-Rojas, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Host-parasite interactions and the eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic ecosystems
    Host: Dr. Joseph Travis

Spring Series

  • January 19: Jack Rudloe, Writer and naturalist, Panacea FL; co-founder, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
    Fifty years of sea turtle conservation
    Host: Dr. Janie Wulff

  • January 26: Dr. EriK S. Wright, Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
    Jackpots skew the distribution of descendants arising from individual bacteria
    Host: Dr. Sophie McCoy

  • February 2: Dr.Ian R. MacDonald, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Florida State University
    The asphalt ecosystem of the southern Gulf of Mexico
    Host: Dr. Janie Wulff

  • February 9: Dr. Matthew Hahn, Professor of Informatics, Professor of Biology, Director of Center for Bioinformatics Research, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    Phylogenomics and the Procrustean bed of the species tree
    Host: Dr. Emily Lemmon

  • February 16: Dr. J. Wilson White, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
    isentangling the effects of top-down, bottom-up, and supply-side factors on population dynamics: linking models and data for oysters in California and Florida
    Host: Ellen Kosman

  • February 23: Jennifer Valvo, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    The new guy in town: mate preference and male polymorphism in poeciliid fish
    Host: Dr. Kimberly A. Hughes

  • March 2: Katelin Pearson, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Diverging phenological responses to climate in southeast U.S. sunflowers (Asteraceae)
    Host: Dr. Austin Mast

  • March 2: Elizabeth Lange, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Kimberly A. Hughes

  • March 23: David Pfennig
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Emily M. Lemmon

  • April 6: Kathleen Kaiser, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Janie Wulff

  • April 6: Mike Stukel
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Janie Wulff

  • April 6: Jeremy Owens
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Janie Wulff

  • April 27: Eve Humphrey, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Joseph Travis