Fall 2021 Seminars

Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 AM, Q & A 10:30 - 11:00 AM

Fall quarter seminars are being held in person and virtually via Zoom as noted.

In-person seminars are held in Coastal Biology 110. 

Email szak@ucsc.edu for more information.

    October 1, 2021

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    Dr. Kathleen Kay, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz

    In Person

    Combining phylogenetic and experimental approaches to gain new insights into flowering plant speciation and trait evolution

    Host: Ingrid Parker

  • October 8, 2021

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    Dr. Mallarie Yeager, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Cruz, Raimondi-Carr lab

    In Person

    "The stability and functioning of multitrophic communities"

    Host: Mark Carr

  • October 15, 2021

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    Dr. Tanya Lama, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stoney Brook University


    "Evolutionary genomics for conservation: assessing vulnerability, resilience, and response in a changing world"

    Host: Beth Shapiro

  • October 22, 2021

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    Dr. Kristy Kroeker, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Santa Cruz

    In Person

    "Ecological change in dynamic environments: insights from ocean global change biology"

    Host: Pete Raimondi

  • October 29, 2021

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    Dr. Sophie von der Heyden, Associate Professor, Marine Genomics and Conservation, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


    "Utilising molecular approaches for conserving Africa’s biodiversity"

    Host: Giacomo Bernardi

  • November 5, 2021

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    Dr. Blair McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Plant & Natural Science, Hampshire College

    In Person

    "Climate change adaptation in California oak woodlands"

    Host: Erika Zavaleta

  • November 12, 2021

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    Dr. Lee Koren, Associate Professor, The Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University

    In Person

    "Mars and Venus: Sex differences in the association between testosterone and wildlife fitness"

    Host: Bruce Lyon

  • November 19, 2021

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    Dr. Gabriela Nunez Mir, Postdoctoral Researcher, Virginia Commonwealth University


    "Understanding macroscale patterns and processes of invasion"

    Host: Erika Zavalata

  • November 26, 2021

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  • December 3, 2021

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    Dr. Walter Salzburger, Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland


    "The non-gradual nature of adaptive radiation in African cichlid

    Host: Giacomo Bernardi