Spring/Summer 2016 Graduate Seminars

Mondays, 3:30-4:30PM in EMS A340

Fridays, 4:30-5:30PM in COH Room 118, or La Feliz Room Seymour Center

(unless otherwise noted)

Anyone needing special arrangements to accommodate a disability should call 831-459-4986 two weeks prior to the date of the seminar they wish to attend.

Courtesy reminder - turn off cell phones and please observe considerate eating habits during seminars.


    Friday, April 1, 2016

  • Pauline Blaimont - Proposal Defense Seminar

    "Exploring color variation and maternal investment in the polymorphic side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana"

    4:30-5:00 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, April 1, 2016

  • Joseph Stewart - Proposal Defense Seminar

    "Conservation of Climate Change Imperiled Species"

    5:00-5:30 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, April 8, 2016

  • Kristin de Nesnera - Defense Seminar

    "Linking ecology, restoration science, and mitigation policy to guide management of rocky intertidal habitats affected by oil spills"

    4:30-5:30 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Abe Borker - Proposal Defense Seminar

    "Soundscapes and Conservation"

    3:45-4:15 Thimann 391


  • Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Tim Miller - Defense Seminar

    "The causes and consequences of phenotypic plasticity in Clarkia concinna (Onagraceae)"

    4:30-5:30 Thimann 391


  • Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Max Tarjan - Defense Seminar

    "Determinants of male reproductive success in southern sea otters"

    4:30-5:30 La Feliz Room, Seymour Center, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, May 13, 2016

  • Chris Law - Proposal Defense Seminar

    "Phenotypic diversification of otters and other elongate, charismatic mammals"

    4:30-5:00 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, May 20, 2016

  • Vikram Baliga - Defense Seminar

    "Ontogenetic allometry underlies life history patterns of cleaning behavior"

    4:30-5:30 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, May 27, 2016

  • Eric Garcia - Proposal Defense Seminar

    "Genomic Analysis of Disjunct Marine Fish Populations of the Northeastern Pacific and Sea of Cortez"

    4:30-5:05 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016

  • Sarah Kienle and Gina Contolini - Proposal Defense Seminars

    Starting at 12:30 p.m. in Nat Sci Annex Room 101 - see Department Seminar page for details

  • Thursday, June 2, 2016

  • Liz McHuron - Defense Seminar

    "An individual-based approach to the foraging behavior and energetics of a generalist marine predator"

    4:30-5:30 La Feliz Room, Seymour Center, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, June 3, 2016

  • Dena Spatz - Defense Seminar

    "The Biogeography and Conservation of Threatened Island Vertebrates"

    4:30-5:30 La Feliz Room, Seymour Center, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, June 10, 2016

  • Courtenay Ray - Masters Thesis Defense Seminar

    "Invading coastal California’s forests: Impacts and best management practices for the perennial grass, Ehrharta erecta"

    4:30-5:30 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday June 17, 2016

  • Sarah McKay Strobel - Proposal Defense Seminar

    "Sensory ecology of the sea otter (Enhydra lutris) and implications for foraging behavior"

    4:30-5:05 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, June 17, 2016

  • Caroline Casey - Proposal Defense Seminar

    "The acoustic behavior of the northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostris)"

    5:05-5:40 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Monday, August 1, 2016

  • Jordan Ruybal - Defense Seminar

    "The influence of climate change and evolution on mosquito life history traits and pathogen transmission"

    4:30-5:30 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Friday, August 26, 2016

  • Hudson Pinheiro - Defense Seminar

    "Fishes of the Vitória-Trindade Chain: Biodiversity, Biogeography and Evolution"

    3:30-4:30 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab


  • Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Luz de Wit - Proposal Defense Seminar

    "Can human health benefit from feral population management?"

    4:00-4:30 COH Room 118, Long Marine Lab