Ecology and Evolution Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Dr. Flenniken.

12:00 P.M., Friday, April 14, 2017, Life Sciences Building Room 038
Ringtailed Lemur Social Networks and their Role in Pathogen Transmission
Gena Sbeglia, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University

11:00 P.M., Friday, May 5, 2017, Life Sciences Building Room 038
Size and Age-Structure Divergence and the Genetic Basis of Growth among Populations of Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
Jennifer L. Rollins, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University


Colloquium Calendar for Spring Semester 2017

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

01/18/2017 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
01/25/2017 April Blackeslee, Department of Biology, East Carolina University
Title: Genetics and Parasites in Marine Introdutions: A Case Study of an Invasive Crab in Eastern North America
Host: Dianna Padilla

02/01/2017 Sarah Zohdy, Auburn University
Title: What's the Buzz? Vector-Borne Disease Ecology in Madagascar and Beyond
Host: Peter M. Small
02/08/2017 Michael Donoghue (Futuyma Lecture), Yale University
Title: Biome shifting and diversification during the Cenozoic: insights from a plant phylogeny
Host: Doug Futuyma
02/10/2017 Kathryn Milligan-Myhre, University of Alaska Anchorage
12:00 noon Room 120 Endeavour Hall
Title: Why on earth would a microbiologist be interested in fish?
Host: Mike Bell

02/10/2017 Hopi Hoekstra (Darwin Day Lecture), Harvard University
7:30 pm Earth and Space Sciences 001
Title: What Darwin Didn’t Know
Host: Jeff Levinton
 02/15/2017 Mike Shapiro, University of Utah
Title: Feathered feet and fancy features: genetics and development of diversity in Darwin’s pigeons
Host: Mike Bell
02/22/2017 No Colloquium
02/24/2017-02/25/2017 Ehab Abouheif (Retreat Alumni Speaker), McGill University
Title: TBA
Host: Shyamalika Gopalan
03/01/2017 James Clark, Duke University
Title: Sensitivity and Velocity of Community Reorganization across NEON: Plants to Insects to Mammals Responding Jointly to Climate Change
Host: Casey Youngflesh
03/02/2017 Thomas Gillespie, Emory University & Rollins School of Public Health
10:30 A.M., New Computer Science Building Room 120
Title: The Ecology of Infection: Zoonotic Transmission at the Human-Livestock-Wildlife Interface
Host: Peter M. Small
03/08/2017 Elizabeth Atkinson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ecology and Evolution, SBU
Title: Examining the Disputed role of FOXP2 in modern human evolution
Host: Brenna Henn

03/15/2017 Spring Break

03/22/2017 Brian Hare, Duke University
Survival of the Friendliest: are dogs, bonobos and humans self-domesticated?
Host: Elise Lauterbur
03/29/2017 Jim Carlton, Williams College and Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program
Coming to America: Invasive Species, Transoceanic Rafting, and Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris

Host: Dianna Padilla, Megan Flennikan
03/31/2017 Michael Hochberg
Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM)
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Title: How evolution and environment shape cancer
Host: Jessica Gurevitch

04/05/2017 Christian Che-Castaldo, Postdoctoral Researcher, E&E Stony Brook
Title: The Attack Dynamics and Successional Consequences of Stem-Borer Herbivory on Sitka Willow at Mount St. Helens
Host: Heather Lynch

04/12/2017 Cheryl Hayashi, American Museum of Natural History
Title: Diversification of Spider Silks: Evolutionary and Functional Perspectives
Host. Dianna Padilla

04/19/2017 Mary Alice Coffroth, University at Buffalo, 
Title: Ontogeny and Dynamics of Cnidarian-Algal Symbioses
Host: Dianna Padilla

04/26/2017 Janice Moore, Colorado State University
Title: Parasites and Host Behavior--Do We Really Know Who Wins?
Host: Mica McCarty-Glenn

05/03/2017 Reserved for Dissertation Defenses
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