Museum Seminar Series


The Museum Seminar Series is a weekly research talk at the LSU Museum of Natural Science given by invited speakers and LSU personnel that revolves around topics of natural history, ecology, or evolutionary biology. Seminars are open to the public and take place on Fridays at 3:30pm in the museum exhibits area. See schedule below. #MuseumSeminar

Museum Seminar Photo Collage 

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August 25

Dr. Jordan Satler, Iowa State University
Title: "From population genetics to phylogenetics: co-diversification of ecological communities in shallow and deep time"

September 1

Dr. Raul Diaz, Southeastern Louisiana University
Title: "How developmental biology can lend a hand in understanding the chameleon arboreal body plan and species evolution."

September 8

Samantha Hauser, University of Louisiana Lafayette
Title: “Population and landscape genetics of the Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) around its stronghold, Fort Hood, Texas

September 15

Glaucia Del-Rio, Subir Shakya, Vivien Chua, & Ryan Burner, LSU Museum of Natural Science
Title: "Expedition Travelogue Part I: Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mongolia"

September 22

Dr. Lauren Eserman, LSU Herbarium
Title: “Evolution and development of storage roots in morning glories (Convolvulaceae)”

September 29

Anna Hiller, Jessie Salter, Mark Swanson, & Jon Nations, LSU Museum of Natural Science
Title: "Expedition Travelogue Part II: Texas, Arkansas, Indonesia, and Malaysia"

October 6

Dr. Jason Bond, Auburn University
Title: "Using phylogenomics to deconstruct the spider tree of life"

October 13

Dr. Brian Counterman, Mississippi State University
Title: “The origin of species told from the wings of a butterfly”

October 20

No Seminar: Fall Break

October 27

Sara Lipshutz, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Title: “Female competition and hybridization in sex-role reversed shorebirds"

November 3

No Seminar: Yellow Rails & Rice Festival

November 10

No Seminar: Museum Retreat

November 17

Dr. Kevin Conway, Texas A&M
Title: "Tenacious C: Phylogenetic relationships of the clingfishes (Gobiesocidae)"

November 24

No Seminar – Thanksgiving Break

December 1

Dr. April Wright, Southeastern Louisiana University
Title: "Flexible Bayesian modeling of morphological data for phylogenetic analysis"

For further information, please contact Anna Hiller – ahille2[at]