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University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Seminars

EEB Seminars and Events for the Spring 2015 semester.

Yang Liu (UConn EEB)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UConn
Mitochondrial Genome Evolution and Phylogenomics of Early Land Plants
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Goffinet

Daniel Ksepka (Bruce Museum)

Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
March of the Fossil Penguins: Paleobiological Insight into the Evolution of Sphenisciformes
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Bush

Stephen Pacala (Princeton)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
The Fate of the Land Carbon Sink
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Caira

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Daniel Simberloff (University of Tennessee)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,  University of Tennessee
What’s New in Invasion Biology and Management, and Why are They Controversial
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Willig

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Michael Donoghue (Yale)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Viburnum Evolution Turned Upside Down: Implications for Diversification and Biome Shifting
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Schlichting

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Seth Borenstein (Associated Press/NYU)

Associated Press Science Writer
Dispatches From a Hotter Planet and a Cooler Cosmos
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at 4:00PM in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

This talk is part of the Teale Lecture Series

David Hillis (University of Texas)

Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas
The Tree of Life and Evolution of Animal Nervous Systems
Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: P. Lewis

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Marc Feldman (Stanford University)

Department of Biology, Stanford University
Cultural Contingency and Evolution
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Holsinger

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Robert Ricklefs (University of Missouri St. Louis)

Department of Biology, University of Missouri St. Louis
Intrinsic Dynamics of the Regional Community
Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Willig

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

May Berenbaum (University of Illinois)

Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Applied Bee-nomics: Can Science Save the Honey Bee?
Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Wagner

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Gregg Mitman (University of Wisconsin)

Vilas Research & William Coleman Professor of History of Science, Medical History & Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin Madison
Ecological Imperialism Revisited: Entanglements of Disease, Commerce and Knowledge in a Global World
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015, at 4:00PM in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

This talk is part of the Teale Lecture Series.

Gene Likens (UConn EEB, Cary Institute)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Acid Rain: The Long, but Unfinished Journey from Discovery to Political Action
Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Urban

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Susan Wessler (University of California-Riverside)

Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California-Riverside
Deciphering the Strategies Used by a Very Successful Transposable Element
Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Yuan

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Douglas Futuyma (Stony Brook)

Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook
Insects on Plants: The Evolution of Insect-Plant Associations
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Simon

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Tyrone Hayes (University of California-Berkeley)

Department of Integrative Biology, University of California-Berkeley
From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads & Men
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015, at 4:00PM in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

This talk is part of the Teale Lecture Series.

David Tilman (Minnesota)

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
Biodiversity: From Evolutionary Origins to Ecosystem Functioning
Monday, Apr. 20, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Willig

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Mimi Koehl (University of California-Berkeley)

Department of Integrative Biology, University of California-Berkeley
Title: TBA
Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Diggle

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.

Peter Raven (Missouri Botanical Garden)

Missouri Botanical Garden
Saving Plants, Saving Ourselves
Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015, at 4:00PM in BPB 130

Host: Anderson

The Distinguished Ecologist & Evolutionary Biologist Seminar Series is part of UConn EEB 30th Anniversary Celebration.