FSU Biology - FSU Biology - Colloquium series, 2021-2020

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

2021-2022 Seminars in Ecology and Evolution

Seminars in Ecology and Evolution meet at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays, via Zoom. Meeting links are distributed by department email list; FSU members, subscribe at Bio-Everyone list management; non-FSU members, BioNotes. To request an individual link without subscribing to a mailing list, contact that talks host.

Fall Series

  • September 3:
    Faculty lightening talks
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • September 10 (4:00 pm, virtual): Dr. Kenro Kusumi, Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of the School of Life Sciences and in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    Genomic insights into the evolution and conservation of threatened Gopherus tortoises
    Host: Sarah Kettelkamp

  • September 17: Dr. Jing Jiao, Department of Biological Sience, Florida State University
    How within-host priority effects between specialist and generalist pathogens affect disease risk
    Host: Dr. Michael Cortez

  • September 24 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Nicholas Kortessis, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Unraveling the tangled web of habitat fragmentation effects
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • October 1 (4:00 pm, ): Dr. Andrew Shantz, Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory
    Overfishing and the ecological impacts of removing large herbivores from Caribbean reefs
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • October 8 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Mariana Fuentes, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS), Florida State University
    Marine turtles in a changing world: impacts and opportunities for conservation
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • October 15 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Erika Johnston, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    How and why identifying cryptic species matters for ecology
    Host: Dr. Scott Burgess

  • October 22 (4:00 pm, Zoom): James Peniston, Department of Biological Science, University of FL, Gainesville, FL
    Evolution to the rescue: ecological complexity and eco-evolutionary responses to environmental change
    Host: Dr. Scott Burgess

  • October 29 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Sarah Kettelkamp, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    The genetics of female resistance to male harm in Drosophila melanogaster
    Host: Dr. Joseph Travis

  • November 5 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Jackson Powell, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Quantitative genetic variation in the dispersal traits of a marine invertebrate
    Host: Dr. Scott Burgess

  • November 12: Scott Miller
    Using machine learning to describe coral reef fish and benthic assemblages across spatial scales
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • November 19 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Andrew Furness
    The evolution of reproductive mode, parental care, and life histories in amphibians and live-bearing fish
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • December 3: Schuyler Ellsworth, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Investigating venom complexity and venom resistance in Scolopendramorpha using Drosophila
    Host: Dr. Darin R. Rokyta

  • December 10 (4:00 pm, Zoom):
    No Seminar - exam week
    Host: To be announced

Spring Series

  • January 14 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Malin L. Pinsky, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    Can evolution save species from global change?
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • January 21 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Kiyoko Gotanda, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; previously Universite Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Characterizing selection and predicting adaptation
    Host: Matthew Schumm

  • January 28 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Janie Wulff, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Targeted predator defenses of tropical marine sponges shape community organization, ecosystem function, and diversity patterns
    Host: To be announced

  • February 4 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Mark Mangel, Puget Sound Institute, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Daniel Okamoto

  • February 11 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Dr. Rachel Germain, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Matters of scale in the maintenance of biodiversity
    Host: Dr. Thomas E. Miller

  • February 18 (4:00 pm, Zoom): Michael Hogan, Department of Biological science, Florida State University
    TBA
    Host: Dr. Darin R. Rokyta