2019 Spring Seminar Schedule


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


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January 18

Andre Moncrieff, Anna Hiller, & Jon Nations
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "Expedition Travelogue: Peru and Indonesia"

January 25

Dr. Kyle Harms, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University
Title: "Plant community assembly in high-diversity southeastern pine savannas"

February 1

John Ososky, Collections Manager
Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Mammals, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Title: True stories from the archives: Smithsonian Curator Frederick True (1858-1914)"

February 8

Dr. William Murphy, Professor
Dept. of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M
Title: What a tangled web we weave: recombination and the genomic distribution of phylogenetic signal."

February 15

Dr. Laura Frost, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium, Louisiana State University
Title: "Comparing effects of niche conservatism and niche evolution on diversification rate in Neotropical flowering plant genus Citharexylum (Verbenaceae)"

February 22

Dr. Erin Sigel, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biology, University of Louisiana Lafayette
Title: "Into the next next generation of fern genomics"

February 26 (Tuesday)

Clare Brown, PhD Candidate (Dissertation Defense)
Dept. of Biological Sciences, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University
Title: "A phylogenetic and transcriptomic perspective on migration in swallows (Hirundinidae)"

March 8

Dr. Brian Folt, Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University
Title: “Repatriation of the Eastern Indigo Snake: incorporating phylogenetic and population demographic models"

March 15

Dr. Graham Slater, Assistant Professor
Dept. of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
Title: TBA

March 22

Dr. Kathleen Ferris, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University
Title: TBA

March 29

Anne Chambers, PhD Candidate
Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Title: "The implications of using the multispecies coalescent for species delimitation"

April 5

Dr. Andrew Hope, Assistant Professor
Division of Biology, Kansas State University
Title: "Exploring the evolution of shrews for applied biodiversity management"

April 12

No Seminar: Spring Break

April 19

No Seminar: Spring Break

April 26

Dr. Ashley Long, Assistant Professor
School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University
Title: "Using Geolocators to identify migratory connectivity for an endangered warbler"

For further information, please contact Jackson Roberts – jrob265 [at] lsu.edu