Fall 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.


    September 30, 2015

  • Marm Kilpatrick

    Title: TBA

    Host: TBA


  • October 7, 2015

  • Matthew Walsh

    Title: TBA

    Host: Steve Munch


  • October 14, 2015

  • Laurie Marker

    "25 years of Cheetah Conservation – biology and ecology leading to conservation"

    Host: Guy Oliver


  • October 21, 2015

  • Shripad Tuljapurkar

    Title: TBA

    Host: Steve Munch


  • October 28, 2015

  • Rodrigo Medellin

    Title: TBA

    Host: Winifred Frick


  • November 4, 2015

  • Erick Greene

    "Acoustic ecology of distant early warning systems: How birds and mammals share information about predators"

    Many animals produce alarm calls in response to detecting a predator.  These alarm calls can encode lots of information, such as the threat level and the type and behavior of the predator.  It is also becoming clear that many species listen to the alarm calls of other species.  These complex communication networks result in distant early warning systems, in which information about predators can travel surprisingly far and fast.  We are studying these phenomena in nature with robotic raptors and arrays of sensitive microphones.  

    Host: Bruce Lyon


  • November 11, 2015

  • No Seminar - Veterans Day Holiday


  • November 18, 2015

  • Beth Shapiro

    Title: TBA

    Host: TBA


  • November 25, 2015

  • No Seminar - Thanksgiving Week


  • December 2, 2015

  • Rita Mehta

    Title: TBA

    Host: TBA