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Ecology Center Seminar Series

 2015-2016 Seminar Series


February 10-11, 2016

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Wednesday, February 10, 6:00 pm, ENGR 103
"Tweak, adapt, transform: growing a resilient agriculture in Iowa and beyond" 
Thursday, February 11, 4:00 pm, ENGR 108
"Prairie STRIPS: from research to action"


February 24-25, 2016

University of Alaska, Anchorage
Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 pm, ENGR 103
"A changing Artic system:  What the heck is going on?"
Thursday, February 25, 4:00 pm, ENGR 108
"High and low Arctic function and feedbacks in the future:  What have we learned from experiments and observations?"


March 16-17, 2016

Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, University of Oxford, UK

TBD, 2016

University of California, Davis, CA
Wednesday, January 20, 6:00 pm, ENGR 103
"Are more closely related species more ecologically similar, and how does that affect species coexistence?" 
Thursday, January 21, 4:00 pm, ENGR 108
"The evolution of the ecological niche and plant defense in a clade of native mustards: blending historical and contemporary approaches "


September 16-17, 2015 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 pm
"The Status of Global Marine Fisheries: opposing arguments"   seminar recording
Thursday, September 17, 4:00 pm
"How do Fisheries Affect Marine Food Webs?"  seminar recording

October 21-22, 2015

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 pm ENGR 103
"Surviving in Antarctica:  an Insect Perspective"  seminar recording
Thursday, October 22, 4:00 pm WIDT 007
"Insect diapause:  Shutting Down for the Winter"  seminar recording

November 11-12, 2015

Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Wednesday, November 11, 6:00 pm ENGR 103
"Yellowstone Through Time: Change, stability & the future" seminar recording
Thursday, November 12, 4:00 pm WIDT 007
"The role of climate and people in shaping past fire activity: Insights from the western U.S. and beyond" seminar recording

December 2-3, 2015

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, December 2, 6:00 pm ENGR 103
"In the eyes of a (Fly) Tiger:  Vision, Predation, and Complex Courtship Signaling in Jumping Spiders" seminar recording
Thursday, December 3, 4:00 pm WIDT 007
"Colors, Choices and Conflict:  Evoluntionary Insights from the Reproductive Biology of Butterflies" seminar recording

Each speaker will give two seminars:

·         Wednesday: 6:00-7:00 PM followed by a reception

·         Thursday: 4:00-5:00 PM preceded by refreshments at 3:30