The Graduate Program in

Fall 2013 OEB Seminars

All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday unless otherwise noted. OEB seminars are held in MOR2 222.

Refreshments precede seminars at 3:45 p.m.

Each seminar is followed by an opportunity for further refreshments and continued conversation.

Sep 13

How hip is human life history?

Holly Dunsworth, Department of Anthropology, University of Rhode island

Host: Norm Johnson

Sep 20

Synchronous flowering, pollen limitation and mast-seeding in trees and wildflowers

Elizabeth Crone, Department of Biology, Tufts University

Hosts: Laura Doubleday and Melissa Ha

Sep 27

The intracellular symbiont Rickettsia influences reproduction and life history in a sap-feeding herbivore

Molly Hunter, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona

Host: Ben Normark

Oct 2

Androgens and athleticism: Lessons from an acrobatic tropical bird

Barney Schlinger, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

NOTE: This is an NSB seminar and takes place on Wednesday

Host: Luke Remage-Healey

Oct 4

Ant Addiction: From behavior to the brain

Marc Seid, Department of Biology, University of Scranton

Host: Skye Long

Oct 11

Decision making in complex animal societies: A tale of two fishes

Peter Buston, Department of Biology, Boston University

Host: Patricia Brennan

Oct 18

Extending Lynn's view: A new symbiotic biology

Scott F. Gilbert, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College

Note: this seminar is at 3:00 p.m.

Host: Craig Albertson

Oct 25

Variation in cricket sexually selected traits

Susan Bertram, Department of Biology Carleton University

Host: Pagie Warren

Nov 1

Phenotypic variation and plasticity in a self-fertilizing hermaphroditic vertebrate

Ryan Earley, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama

Hosts: Lexi Brown and Ethan Clotfelter

Nov 8

Rock you like a hurricane: Evolution and extinction of lizards on small islands in the Bahamas

Jason Kolbe, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island

Host: Ana Caicedo

Nov 15

Ecotypic variation in common ragweed response to climate change: Something to sneeze about?

Kristina Stinson, Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Host: Andrew Whiteley

Nov 22


Life Sciences Graduate Students, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Location: Talks in Campus Center 101; Poster session/reception on CC 11th Floor

All day symposium followed by poster session and reception