Winter 2015 Department Seminars

Wednesdays, 12:30-1:40 PM in Natural Sciences Annex 101

(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.


    January 7, 2015

  • Jenny Tung

    "Social environmental effects on gene regulation and microbiome structure in primates"

    Host: Beth Shapiro


  • January 14, 2015

  • Bruce Lyon

    "Sparrows in the mist: complex winter social behavior in a little brown bird"

    Host: Suzanne Alonzo


  • January 21, 2015

  • Dante Fenolio

    "Conservation at the San Antonio Zoo Using Amphibians as an Example"                                                                                                                                

    Host: Rita Mehta


  • January 28, 2015

  • Nikki Traylor-Knowles

    "Some (do not) like it hot: the novel role of the tumor necrosis factor receptor in heat stressed corals"

    Host: Rita Mehta


  • February 4, 2015

  • Katriona Shea

    "Disturbance, diversity and invasion ecology"

    Host: Beth Shapiro


  • February 11, 2015

  • Paul Hohenlohe

    "The devils' cancer: Genomics of rapid evolution in response to Tasmanian devil facial tumor disease"

    Host: Giacomo Bernardi


  • February 18, 2015

  • Heather Lynch

    "Spatial ecology in the era of high-res satellite imagery: Linking pattern and process to understand population tipping points for Antarctic penguins"

    Hosts: Kate Richerson and Mark Carr


  • February 25, 2015

  • Kate McCulloh

    "Exploring the 'vulnerable pipeline' in tall trees"

    Host: Jarmila Pittermann


  • March 4, 2015

  • Bob Wayne

    "Assessing adaptive and deleterious variation using genome-wide SNP data and complete genome sequences"

    Host: Beth Shapiro


  • March 11, 2015

  • Joel Brown

    "Evolutionary game theory: From natural ecosystems to tumor ecosystems"

    Host: Jim Estes