2019 Fall Museum Seminar Schedule


Seminars begin at 3:30 p.m. in the main exhibit area of Foster Hall. #MuseumSeminar

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 Sciences, 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"


For further information, please contact Spenser Babb-Biernacki at sbiern1@lsu.edu.