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 

2019 Fall Seminar Schedule

Download Fall 2019 LSUMNS Seminar Schedule.

Date Details
August 30

Roberta Canton and Diego Paredes
Dept. of Biological Sciences & Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium, Louisiana State University
Titles: "Population structure and gene flow in the absence of a current physical barrier in the Amazonian parakeet Brotogeris sactithomae"
and "Updating the knowledge of the Melastomataceae family in a poorly-studied Andean area."

September 6

Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dept. of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology, Louisiana State University
Title: "Genomic insights into fungal plant pathogen virulence and adaptation"

September 13

Jonathan Nations and Subir Shakya
Dept. of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "Travelogues Part I: Borneo and Sumatra"

September 20

Dr. Terrence Tiersch
School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University
Title: "Repository development for aquatic germplasm and genetics resources"

September 27

Dr. Daniel Warner
Dept. of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural History, Auburn University
Title: "Adaptive developmental plasticity: case studies of environmental effects on phenotypes and fitness in lizards"

October 4

Dr. Craig McClain
Executive Director, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
Title: TBA

October 11

Dr. Teague O'Mara
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University
Title: TBA

October 18

No Seminar: Fall Break

October 25

Dr. Ethan Linck
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Title: "Niche conservatism, speciation, and range limits on tropical mountainsides"

November 1

No Seminar: Rails and Rice Festival

November 8

No Seminar: Museum Retreat

November 15

Dr. Maggie MacPherson
University of California, Santa Barbara Institute for Social, Behavioral & Economic Research, and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Title: TBA

November 22

Glaucia Del-Rio
Dept. of Biological Sciences and Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "Travelogues Part II - Brazil: The Emilie Snethlage Expedition"

November 29

No Seminar: Thanksgiving Break

December 6

Randy Klabacka
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Auburn University
Title: "Riverine barriers as drivers of biodiversification in terrestrial fauna of Southeast Asia"


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