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 

2022 Spring Seminar Schedule

Download Spring 2022 LSUMNS Seminar Schedule.

Date Details
January 21 

No Seminar: Short Week

January 28

 Alix Matthews, PhD Student, Boves Lab (VIRTUAL)
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University
Title: "A multi-level exploration of symbiotic avian feather mites" 

February 4

CCK National Academies Event
Hosted by Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty, Curator of Fishes, LSU Museum of Natural Sciences
Title: TBD 

February 11

Open Seminar Slot- Speaker TBD  

February 18 

Dr. Fred Sheldon, LSUMNS Curator of Genetic Resources
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University
Title: “A historical view on avian molecular systematics before (modern) genomics – and related stuff”  

February 25 

Dr. Elizabeth Borda, Assistant Professor   
Dept. of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University - San Antonio
Title: TBA 

March 4 

Dr. Allison Shultz, Assistant Curator of Ornithology
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, California
Title: TBA 

March 11 

No Seminar: Spring Break

March 18

No Seminar: Spring Break

March 25

Dr. Sara Ruane, Assistant Curator of Herpetology
Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Title: “Study Snakes! What would you want to do that for!?”

April 1 

Dr. Dave Blackburn, Curator of Herpetology
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Title: TBA

April 8 

Dr. Crystal Johnson, Associate Professor
Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University
Title: TBA

April 25

No seminar: Good Friday and Passover

April 22

Dr. Philip Barbour, ACES Contractor
USDA NRCS Central National Technology Support Center
Title: “1978 Cordillera Colan Expedition”

April 29

Dr. Phillip Skipwith, Assistant Professor
Department of Biology, University of Kentucky
Title: TBD

May 6

No seminar – Concentrated studying begins

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