Spring 2021 Seminars

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars are Mondays in room 166 Cox at 12:20pm

Feb 8

Chemical ecology of plant defense and multi-trophic interactions: bad bugs, pungent parasites, and toxic travelers

Jared Ali, Pennsylvania State University

Host: Wilson

Feb 22

Can the soil microbiome provide solutions for global sustainability?

Kelly S. Ramirez, University of Texas-El Paso

Host: Afkhami

Mar 1

Modeling how gut microbes are integral to normal host growth and development

Zakee Sabree, Ohio State University

Host: Wikramanayake

Mar 3

Abrupt changes in Neotropical vegetation: evidence from the sedimentary record

Alex Correa-Metrio, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Host: Wikramanayake

Mar 5

Holistic restoration – incorporating science and culture into conservation

Alex Moore, American Museum of Natural History

Host: Wikramanayake

Mar 8

Teaming with microbes: lessons from the zebrafish intestine

Karen Guillemin, University of Oregon

Host: Dallman

Mar 10

A tale of two finned kin: environments affect all within

Delia Shelton, Oregon State University

Host: Wikramanayake

Mar 12

Examining how fat cells communicate nutritional information to the ovary using Drosophila melanogaster

Alissa Armstrong, University of South Carolina

Host: Wikramanayake

Mar 15

Impacts of water and nutrient stress on vegetation dynamics: a stable isotope-based study of coastal and mountain forests

Lu Zhai, Oklahoma State University

Host: DeAngelis

Mar 22

Title TBA

Amy Apprill, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Host: Silveira

Mar 29

Unexpected alliances: host-virus entanglement and its influence on competitiveness in marine niches

Alisson Buchan, the University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Host: Silveira

Apr 5

Title TBA

Rodrigo Medellin, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Host: Feeley

Apr 12

Coevolution and persistence of mutualistic interactions

Mayra Vidal, University of Massachusetts – Boston

Host: Galetti

Apr 19

Modeling genetics of neurodegeneration and its analysis in the zebrafish cerebellum

Reinhard Koester, Technical University of Braunschweig

Host: Rieger

Apr 26

Mechanisms to circumvent autophagy inhibition in cancer cells

Christina Towers, University of Colorado – Denver

Host: Wikramanayake