Winter 2021 Seminars

Fridays, 9:30 -10:30AM 

Winter quarter seminars are being held virtually via Zoom. 


    January 8, 2021

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    Dr. Christina Riehl, Assistant Professor, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

    “Cheaters and Collaborators: The evolution of cooperative breeding in a tropical bird”

    Host: Bruce Lyon


  • January 15, 2021

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    Dr. Gerardo Ceballos, Professor, Institute of Ecology National Autonomous University of Mexico

    "Biological annihilation, the sixth mass extinction, and the future of civilization"

    Host: Don Croll & Luli Martinez 


  • January 22, 2021

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    Dr. Briana Abrahms, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology Center for Ecosystem Sentinels, University of Washington

    "The importance of behavioral ecology in understanding top predator responses to global change"

    Host: Roxanne Beltran


  • January 29, 2021

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    Dr. Mike Beck, AXA Chair in Coastal Resilience, Research Professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences, Adjunct Professor in Ocean Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

    "Can Disasters Save Habitats? The Ecology, Engineering, and Financing of Natural Coastal Defenses"

    Host: Dan Costa


  • February 12, 2021

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    Dr. Nicholas Burnett, Postdoctoral Researcher, Combes Lab, UC Davis

    "Biomechanical traits shape plant-animal interactions in moving fluids"

    Host: Rita Mehta


  • February 19, 2021

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    Dr. Christopher Clark, Associate Professor, Dept. of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology, UC Riverside

    "Singing hummingbird feathers and the evolution of quiet flight in owls and other birds of the night* (*and day)"

    Host: Rita Mehta


  • February 26, 2021

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    Dr. Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

    "Species diversity across island gradients of space and time"

    Host: John Thompson


  • March 5, 2021

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    Dr. Ainhoa Magrach, Ikerbasque Research Fellow, Basque Centre for Climate Change

    “Temporal and spatial dynamics in natural ecosystems"

    Host: Ingrid Parker


  • March 12, 2021

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    Dr. Denise Dearing, Professor and Director, School of Biological Sciences, University of Utah

    "Eating and not dying: how mammalian herbivores deal with toxic diets"

    Host: Rita Mehta