2018 Spring Seminar Schedule

2018 Spring Seminar Photo Collage

*Seminars begin at 3:30 p.m. in the main gallery of Foster Hall

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January 12

No Seminar: Short Week

January 19

Dr. Brandon Ballengee, Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty, Link Morgan, & Sean Miller, Department of Biological Sciences and College of the Arts, Louisiana State University
Title: "Crude Life: A citizen art and science investigation of Gulf of Mexico biodiversity after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill."

January 26

Mark Swanson, Jessie Salter, Andre Moncrieff, Cameron Rutt, & Vitek Jirinec, LSU Museum of Natural Science & School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University
Title: “Expedition Travelogue Part III: Indonesia, Florida, Bolivia, and Brazil

February 2

Dr. Jake Schaefer, University of Southern Mississippi
Title: "What hybrid zones can tell us about evolution"

February 9

No Seminar: Mardi Gras

February 16

Jackson Roberts, LSU Museum of Natural Science
Title: "Taxonomy and systematics of freshwater turtle blood flukes (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea)"

February 23

Dr. Rebecca Tarvan, University of Texas at Austin
Title: "Evolutionary biology of acquired chemical defenses in poison frogs"

March 2

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

March 9

Dr. Ingo SchluppUniversity of Oklahoma
Title: “Ecology and Evolution in Livebearing Fishes: A drama in several acts”

March 16

Dr. Scott Taylor, University of Colorado Boulder
Title: “Insights from avian hybrid zones into the origin and maintenance of biodiversity"

March 23

Dr. Jordan KarubianTulane University
Title: “Proximate and ultimate perspectives of phenotypic integration in Malurus fairywrens”

March 30

No Seminar: Spring Break

April 6

Dr. Jeff Lozier, University of Alabama
Title: "Buzzing Through a Complex World: Population genomics of bumble bees across heterogeneous landscapes"

April 13

Therese LampertyRice University
Title: “Impacts of defaunation on invertebrate communities and ecosystem processes”

April 20

Dr. Gregg Gorton, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
Title: "Ted Parker: A snapshot of his life and work"

April 27 Dr. Kevin McCracken, University of Miami
Title: "Genetic adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in Andean ducks, with insights into low long it takes to evolve a predictable high-altitude phenotype (or not)"
 
For further information, please contact Anna Hiller: ahille2[at]lsu.edu