2018 Fall Seminar Schedule

 

Seminars begin at 3:30pm in the main exhibit area of Foster Hall

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August 24

Diego Elias & A.J. Turner
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "Expedition Travelogue Part I: Guatemala and Southeastern USA"

August 31

Subir Shakya & Heru Handika
Department of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "Expedition Travelogue Part II: Indonesia and Indonesia"

September 7

Dr. Michael McKain, Assistant Professor & Herbarium Curator
Dept. of Biological Sciences, The University of Alabama
Title: “Identifying the evolutionary history of subgenomes in polyploids

September 14

Dr. Solomon David, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Nicholls State University
Title: "Modern insights regarding ancient fishes"

September 21

Heru Handika, PhD Student
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "The geography of diversification among endemic island rodents on Sulawesi, Indonesia"

September 28

Dr. Renata Durães Ribeiro, Professor of the Practice
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University
Title: "Testing hypotheses for the evolution of lekking behavior on a tropical bird"

October 5

No Seminar: Fall Break

October 12

Dr. Loren Cassin Sackett, Professor
Dept. of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Title: “Introduced pathogens drive the distribution of genetic diversity in vertebrate hosts”

October 19

Dr. Jamie Oaks, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Auburn University
Title: Generalizing the birth-death process to test for bursts of diversification across the phylogeny of Southeast Asian geckos”

October 26

Dr. Jay McEntee, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Florida
Title: “Avian trait evolution is very slow, and so fast"

November 2

No Seminar: Rails & Rice Festival

November 9

No Seminar: Museum Retreat

November 16

Dr. Jessica Oswald, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Florida
Title: "Using morphology and DNA from subfossils to understand historical diversity, distributions, and phylogenetic relationships of Caribbean fauna"

November 23

No Seminar: Thanksgiving Break

November 30

Dr. Alex Gunderson, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University
Title: "Thermal adaptation in lizard communitites: physiology, behavior, and color evolution in cold blood"

For further information, please contact Oscar Johnson – ojohns7 [at] lsu.edu