The Graduate Program in

Spring 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.

Feb 1

Of songs and trees: Behavioral diversification in avian radiations

Elizabeth Derryberry, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University

Host: Dana Moseley

Feb 8

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOWSTORM--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

Feb 22

From individuals, to populations, to communities: When does personality matter?

Jonathan Pruitt, Department of Biology, University of Pittsburgh

Host: Beth Jakob

Mar 1

Foraging ecology of apex predatory sharks

Neil Hammerschlag, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

Host: Duncan Irschick

Mar 8

The role of development in morphologic evolution: Evidence from the genetics, development and morphology of mammalian limbs

Karen Sears, Department of Animal Biology, University of illinois

Host: Betsy Dumont

Mar 29

A sea change in seabird research: How emerging geospatial technologies are radically changing the study of spatial ecology in the Antarctic

Heather Lynch, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University

Host: Krzysztof Sakrejda

Apr 3

New Insight Into the Neurobiology of Depression

Eric Nestler, Neuroscience Department, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Location : TBD

Apr 5

Ecological validity and the comparative evolution of cognition

Ron Hoy, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University

Host: Sheila Patek

Apr 12

Ecology & conservation of North Pacific albatrosses

Paul Sievert, Department of Environmental Conservation & OEB, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Apr 19

Time to step up! Defending basic science and your science in particular

Patricia Brennan, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Apr 26

Conservation genomics of the endangered Channel Islands Fox: Harnessing the power of next-generation sequencing to improve biodiversity conservation

Chris Funk, Department of Biology, Colorado State University

Host: Andrew Whiteley