EEB Seminar Series (Fall, 2021)

 

Sep. 2: UConn Postdoc Minisymposium
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Nicole Kirchoff (UConn MCB)
   Characterization of the gut microbiome in animal behavior and fish
Mei Liang (UConn EEB)
   How is the diversification of flower color formed: intraspecific color variation in Mimulus

3:30pm Pharmacy/Biology (PBB) 131 (host: Sarah Knutie and Yaowu Yuan)

 

Sep. 9: Rachel O’Neill (UConn Institute for Systems Genomics)
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Weird genomes: using genomics to study diversity, adaptation and species evolution

3:30pm Pharmacy/Biology (PBB) 131 (host: Jill Wegrzyn)

 

Sep. 16: Kat Milligan-Myhre (UConn MCB)
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Adapting an evolution model organism for host-microbe interaction studies: diversity matters

3:30pm Pharmacy/Biology (PBB) 131 (host: Pam Diggle)

 

Sep. 23: Chris Simon (UConn EEB)
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Evolution of 13- and 17-year periodical cicadas, insects that count (in fours)

3:30pm Pharmacy/Biology (PBB) 131 (host: Sarah Knutie)

 

Sep. 30: Michelle Nijhuis (Journalist and author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction)
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The history and future of conservation

4:00pm Online
This is an online Teale lecture (consult the Teale web site for information on how to log in)

 

Oct. 7: Austin Gray (Virginia Tech)
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Investigating the Effects of Emerging Contaminants from Marine to Freshwater Systems

3:30pm Online (contact Sarah Knutie for zoom link and passcode) (host: Maria Rodgers)

 

Oct. 14: Matt Kasson (West Virginia University)
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Deciphering the role fungi play in their interactions with cicadas and millipedes

3:30pm Online (contact Sarah Knutie for zoom link and passcode) (host: Chris Simon)

 

Oct. 21: Jane O’Sullivan (The University of Queensland, Australia)
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Ending population growth: a race against ecological limits

4:00pm Online
This is an online Teale lecture (consult the Teale web site for information on how to log in)

 

Oct. 28: Santiago Ramírez (University of California, Davis)
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The evolution of chemical communication and reproductive isolation in orchid bees

3:30pm Online (contact Sarah Knutie for zoom link and passcode) (host: Carlos Garcia-Robledo)

 

Nov. 4: Sally Aitken (University of British Columbia)
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TBD

3:30pm Online (contact Sarah Knutie for zoom link and passcode) (host: Jill Wegrzyn)

 

Nov. 11: Sohini Ramachandran (Brown University)
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Leveraging linkage disequilibrium to gain insights into human complex trait architecture

3:30pm Online (contact Sarah Knutie for zoom link and passcode) (host: Kent Holsinger)

 

Nov. 18: Ben Blackman (University of California, Berkeley)
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Sunflower development and domestication over space and time

3:30pm Online (contact Sarah Knutie for zoom link and passcode) (host: Yaowu Yuan, Cindi Jones)

 

Dec. 2: Patrick Devine-Wright (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
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Public participation and policy-making in an environment and climate emergency

4:00pm Online
This is an online Teale lecture (consult the Teale web site for information on how to log in)

 

Dec. 9: Kathryn Clancy (University of Illinois)
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Course corrections in addressing sexual harassment in STEM

3:30pm Online (contact Sarah Knutie for zoom link and passcode) (host: Margaret Rubega)