Biology Seminars - Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Seminar Series: Department of Biology


Unless otherwise indicated, seminars will be in 139 Shumaker Research Building on Fridays at noon.


January 9: Ecology faculty position candidate seminar.  "Plants stink, but can they smell?  Chemical ecology of environmental sensing."

January 12 [Monday]: Ecology faculty position candidate seminar. "How to make a sexy snake: steroid regulation of pheromone expression."

January 16: Ecology faculty position candidate seminar. "Sex & Symbionts: Molecular, Microbial and Chemical Ecology of Ants."

February 6: Dr. Karen Stahlheber Nikolakakis, Michigan State University. "Islands of invasion: the lasting legacy of trees on exotic species in California oak savannas."  Host: Sarah Emery.

February 26 [Thursday; 4PM in SRB]: Dr. Mark Harmon, Oregon State University. "Dead Wood Three Ways: Utility, Science, and Culture." (Brown and Williamson speaker). Host: Steve Yanoviak.

February 27: Dr. Mark Harmon, Oregon State University. "Reflections on the evolving understanding of dead wood and its ecological function." (Brown and Williamson speaker). Host: Steve Yanoviak.

March 6 [Chao Auditorium]: Dr. Colin Saldanha's presentation has been re-sheduled due to the university snow closure.

March 12 [Thursday; 4PM in SRB]: Dr. Charles Ofria, Michigan State University. "Digital Darwin: Using computational systems to understand the evolution of biological complexity." (Brown and Williamson speaker). Host: Susi Remold.

March 13: Dr. Charles Ofria, Michigan State University. "Digital Darwin: Using computational systems to understand the evolution of biological complexity." (Brown and Williamson speaker). Host: Susi Remold.

March 26 [Thursday; 3:30-4:30 PM in SRB 139]: Dr. David Gang, Washington State University. "Plant Metabolic Diversity: Origin and Importance to Human Health and Culture" (Brown and Williamson speaker). Host: David Schultz.

March 27: Dr. David Gang, Washington State University. "Systems Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Control of Plant Metabolism." (Brown and Williamson speaker). Host: David Schultz.

April 10: Dr. Matthew Gifford, University of Central Arkansas. Host: Steve Yanoviak.

April 17: Dr. Colin Saldanha, American University. Spatial & Temporal Precision in Hormone Delivery:  Aromatization in the songbird brain. (Brown and Williamson speaker). Host: Cindy Corbitt.