Fall 2016 Seminar Series: Department of Biology
Unless otherwise indicated, seminars will be in 139 Shumaker Research Building on Fridays at noon.
September 9 - Dr. Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky. "From mutations to species: causes and consequences of host use variation in pine sawflies." Host: Chris Frost
September 16 - Dr. Sunni Carr, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "Managing Kentucky's wildlife diversity: mission critical." Host: Steve Yanoviak.
September 23 (Chao Auditorium) - Dr. David Hayes, Eastern Kentucky University. "From water sample to taxa list: prospects and challenges of using eDNA and metabarcoding to inventory freshwater biodiversity." Host: Sarah Emery
September 29 (Thursday, in LS 225) - Dr. Raymond J. St. Leger, University of Maryland. Guest lecture for Biotechnology Methods course. Visitors should contact Dr. Perlin regarding presentation time. Brown and Williamson speaker. Host: Mike Perlin
September 30 - Dr. Raymond J. St. Leger, University of Maryland. "Using transgenic fungi to control arthropod-borne pests." Brown and Williamson speaker. Host: Mike Perlin
October 7 - Dr. Lynne Rieske-Kinney, University of Kentucky. "A sustainable approach for managing the emerald ash borer, an aggressive forest and urban invader." Host: Margaret Carreiro
October 14 - Dr. Stefan Schnitzer, Marquette University. "The maintenance of plant species diversity in tropical forests." Host: Steve Yanoviak
October 28 - Dr. Yinan Wei, University of Kentucky. "Assembling of a homo-oligomeric protein in the cell membrane." Host: Mark Running
November 4 - Reserved due to Kentucky Academy of Sciences meeting.
November 10 (Thursday, 4PM in Chao Auditorium) - Dr. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota. "Biodiversity discovery on the rainforest frontier." Host: Mark Running
November 11 - Dr. George Weiblen, University of Minnesota. "The coevolutionary microcosm: plants, pollinators, and parasites." Host: Mark Running
November 18 (Chao Auditorium) - Dr. Wayne Zipperer, USDA Forest Service. Cancelled.
December 2 - Dr. Roberta Challener, Bellarmine University. "Ocean acidification and sea urchins." Host: Steve Yanoviak