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. 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 19

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 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