The Graduate Program in

Spring 2014 OEB Seminars

All seminars take place on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. in MOR2 222 unless otherwise noted.

Refreshments precede seminars at 3:45 p.m.

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

Jan 31

Sex, death and aging: the life-history of whole-organism performance

Simon Lailvaux, Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans

Host: Chi-Yun Kuo

Feb 7

Beyond circulating hormones: Investigations upstream and downstream of plasma corticosterone

Christine Lattin, Department of Biology, Tufts University

Host: Luke Remage-Healey

Feb 14

Plant responses to global change across spatial scales

Jenica Allen, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut

Host: Bethany Bradley

Feb 21

Evolution as a driver of ecological processes and patterns at multiple timescales

Martin Turcotte, Department of Biology, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Host: Ana Caicedo

Feb 28

The evolutionary origins of phenotypic diversity in frog assemblages

Daniel Moen, Center for Applied Mathematics, École Polytechnique, Paris

Host: Duncan Irschick

Mar 7

Sensory Ecology: The acoustic world of bats and insects

Hannah ter Hofstede, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College

Host: Betsy Dumont

Mar 28

Biodiversity in tropical agroecosystems and plant responses to herbivory: Consequences for plant productivity

Katja Poveda, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

Host: Lynn Adler

Apr 4

Sinauer Associates Lecture: 40 Years of Evolution on the Galápagos

Peter and Rosemary Grant, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Lecture location: SOM 137

Host: Jeff Podos

Apr 11

The evolution of fungal chemodiversity

Antonis Rokas, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Host: Li-Jun Ma

Apr 18

Climatic variation and forest pestilence

Matt Ayres, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College

Host: Hannah Broadley

Apr 25

OEB 20th Anniversary Lecture
Fish that climb waterfalls and other wonders of developmental, organismal and evolutionary biology

Brian K. Hall, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University

Lecture location: SOM 137

Host: Craig Albertson

May 2

Of fluorescent sperm in a transparent flatworm: Using functional genomics to study sex in a simultaneous hermaphrodite

Lukas Scharer, Zoological Institute, University of Basel

Host: Ben Normark