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Ecology and Evolution Dissertation Defense
10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 10, 2018, Laufer Center Auditorium.
"Spatial Dynamics of Pygoscelis Penguin Coloniality"
Philip McDowall, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University

Colloquium Calendar for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

Wednesdays in Life Sciences room 038
3:30PM: coffee and refreshments
3:45PM: talks begin

08/30/2017 Introductory Ecology and Evolution Meeting
Title: All new and continuing graduate students, postdocs, research associates, faculty, and staff of the Program in Ecology and Evolution are invited to this annual get-acquainted meeting.
Host: Chair
09/06/2017 Maria Rosa, SBU
Title: Picky eaters and poor decision makers: Food selection in suspension feeding bivalves
Host: Dianna Padilla

09/13/2017 David Liberles, Temple Univ.
Title: Towards an evolutionary and mechanistic genotype-phenotype map: proteins and pathways
Host: Josh Rest

09/20/2017 Alexa Bely, Univ. Maryland
Title: An Integrative Approach to Understanding the Evolution of Regeneration and Asexual Reproduction in Annelid and Nemertean Worms
Host: Jeff Levinton

09/27/2017 Leslea Hlusko, UC Berkeley
Title: Teeth, Breasts, and Beringia: The provocative tale of the ectodysplasin pathway in human evolution
Host: Brenna Henn, Jessica Gurevitch

10/04/2017 Melissa Pespeni, Univ. Vermont
Title: Mechanisms of resilience and resistance: Studies in sea urchins and sea stars in the contexts of acidified oceans and massive epidemics
Host: Alyssa Ligouri

10/11/2017 Jim Clark, Duke Univ.
Title: Sensitivity and velocity of community reorganization across NEON: plants to insects to mammals responding jointly to climate change and each other
Host: Casey Youngflesh

10/18/2017 Omer Gokcumen, Univ. Buffalo
Title: A million ways to survive: Complex evolutionary trajectories of genomic structural variants
Host: Krisha Veeramah

(Cancelled) 10/25/2017 Lisa Milke, NOAA Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Title: Current Research at the NOAA Milford Laboratory: Shellfish-environmental Interactions and Influences
Location: Social & Behavioral Sciences Building Room N-503
Host: Dianna Padilla

11/01/2017 Christopher Elphick, Univ. Connecticut
Title: Canaries in the salt marsh: the challenge of coastal marsh conservation as sea levels rise
Host: Resit Akcakaya

11/08/2017 Jacquelyn Gill (WINGS SPEAKER), Univ. Maine
Title: Ecology's Fourth Dimension: Ice Age Perspectives on Communities in a Dynamic World
Host: Nolwenn Dheilly

11/15/2017 Chelsea Specht, Cornell University
Title: Evolution of the Tropical Gingers (Zingiberales):  Petaloidy, Pollination and Persistent Problems with Resolving an Ancient Radiation
Host: Bob Thacker

11/22/2017 Thanksgiving break

11/29/2017 Siobh n Cooke, Johns Hopkins Univ.
Title: Diet, Dentition, and Craniomandibular Shape: Biting into Complex Relationships
Host: Liliana Davalos

12/06/2017 Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, Yale University
Title: The Origin of the Bird Head Told with Fossils and Embryos, Form and Function
Host: Laurel Yohe

12/13/2017 Winter break

01/24/2018 Simon Levin (Slobodkin Speaker), Princeton Univ.
Title: Public goods, from biofilms to societies
Host: Casey Youngflesh
01/25/2018 Thursday 4:00 PM (Wang Cntr Lecture Hall2) Simon Levin (Slobodkin Speaker), Princeton Univ.
Title: Mathematical ecology: A century of progress, and challenges for the next century
Host: Dept. of Ecology & Evolution

01/31/2018 Doug Futuyma, SBU
Title: Herbivorous Insects: Studies in Evolutionary Ecology
Host: E&E Faculty

02/07/2018 Brett Scheffers, University of Florida
Title: Life in the Trees: How Vertical Forest Structure Influences Biogeography
Host: Pat Wright
02/09/2018 Friday 7:30 PM (Earth & Space Sciences 001) Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University
Title: What Darwin Didn’t Know
Host: Darwin Day Lecture

02/14/2018 Morgan Tingley, Univ. Connecticut
Title: Charting the spatiotemporal landscape of species’ responses to climate change
Host: Resit Akcakaya

02/21/2018 Orou Gaoue, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Title: Plant-human interactions in a changing world
Host: Morodoluwa Akin-Fajiye

02/28/2018 Josef Uyeda, Univ. Idaho
Title: On the Need for Phylogenetic Natural History
Host: Bob Thacker

03/07/2018 No Seminar
Title: TBA

03/14/2018 Spring break

(Cancelled due to Weather) 03/21/2018 Catherine Markham, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University
Title: From primate populations to groups to individuals and back again: A long-term perspective
Host: Stephen Baines

(Cancelled03/26/2018, Monday 4:00 PM Kevin N. Laland, University of St. Andrews, UK
Title: Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind
Host: Doug Futuyma
03/28/2018 George Perry, Penn. State University
Title: Human Parasite Evolution and Human Evolutionary Medicine
Host: Elise Lauterbur

04/04/2018 Lacey Knowles (FUTUYMA SPEAKER), Univ. Michigan
Title: Concordance Versus Discord Among Species: Lessons from Comparative Phylogeography on Abiotic Versus Biotic Factors Shaping Species Divergence
Host: Doug Futuyma
04/10/2018 Tuesday 12:00 PM Susan Wessler, University of California, Riverside
Title: How a Successful Transposable Element Rapidly Amplifies and Diversifies the Genome without Killing its Host
Host: Dept. of Biochem, E&E, Neurobio and Program of UGBio

04/11/2018 TBA
Title: TBA

04/18/2018 Catherine Markham, Department of Anthropology, Stony Brook University
Title: From primate populations to groups to individuals and back again: A long-term perspective
Host: Stephen Baines

04/25/2018 Rika Anderson, Carleton College
Title: Wonders of the Deep: Exploring microbial ecology and evolution in deep-sea hydrothermal vents
Host: Michael Schrimpf
05/02/2018 Lisa Milke, NOAA
Title: TBA
Host: Dianna Padilla
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