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USF IB Seminar Series | Spring 2016

Date Time & Location Speaker Title Additional info
Total One OPEN seminar (Please contact Marc Lajeunesse lajeunesse@usf.edu for additional info)
Jan. 14 3:30,
CMC147
Vincent Martinson,
University of Rochester
Microbial communities of the insect gut: structure, transmission, and function
Jan. 21 3:30,
CMC147
Loren Sackett,
Smithsonian Institution
Evolutionary responses of naive hosts to novel pathogens
Jan. 28 3:30,
CMC147
Christopher Stone,
North Carolina State University
The influence of plant communities and host abundance on pathogen transmission and vector control
Feb. 4 3:30,
CMC147
Susan Balenger,
University of Minnesota
Sexy finches and silent crickets: Parasite-mediated elaboration and loss of sexually selected traits
Feb. 11 3:30,
CWY107
Gillian Barker,
Rotman Institute of Philosophy (University of Western Ontario)
Human Nature in Darwin’s World Darwin Day Speaker
Feb. 16 3:30,
CPR255
David Civitello,
University of South Florida
Host physiology and the environmental drivers of disease: integrating data and models
Feb. 18 3:30,
CMC147
Aaron Schrey,
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Epigenetics: a mechanism for rapid adaptation and response to environmental change
Feb. 25 3:30,
CMC147
OPEN
March 3 3:30,
CMC147
James Morris,
University of South Carolina
The strange harmonics of salt marsh biogeochemical cycles in 4D- with a twist: it's a symphony
March 10 3:30,
CMC147
Jan Rychtar,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
TBA
March 17 3:30,
SPRING BREAK
March 24 3:30,
CMC147
Amber Brace TBA Ph.D. exit seminar
March 31 3:30,
CMC147
Marc Mangel,
University of California, Santa Cruz
TBA
April 7 3:30,
CMC147
Mariano Alvarez TBA Ph.D. exit seminar
April 14 3:30,
CMC147
Lisette de Domis Senerpont,
Netherlands Institute of Ecology
TBA
April 21 3:30,
CMC147
Barbara Han,
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
TBA
April 28 3:30,
CMC147
Don Chambers,
USF College of Marine Sciences
TBA


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USF IB Seminar Series | Fall 2015

Date Time & Location Speaker Title Additional info
Total Two OPEN Seminars (Please contact Marc Lajeunesse lajeunesse@usf.edu for additional info)
Sept. 3 3:30,
CWY107
David Lewis,
University of South Florida
Biogeochemistry and ecosystem services in the Anthropocene
Sept. 10 3:30,
CWY107
Marc Lajeunesse,
University of South Florida
Modernizing research synthesis in ecology and evolution
Sept. 24 3:30,
CWY107
Eric Pianka,
University of Texas
Cladogenesis in Squamate Reptiles BGSO invited speaker
Oct. 1 3:30,
CWY107
Erik Noonburg,
Florida Atlantic University
Dispersal, demographic heterogeneity, and the dynamics of open populations
Oct. 8 3:30,
CWY107
Anna Savage,
University of Central Florida
Functional immunogenomics of susceptibility to a frog-killing fungus
Oct. 15 3:30,
CWY107
Christy Foust,
University of South Florida
Epigenetics of two salt marsh perennials along salt gradients
Oct. 22 3:30,
CWY107
Simoneta Negrete-Yankelevich,
Institute of Ecology INECOL, Veracruz
Coupling of diversity above- and below-ground
Oct. 29 3:30,
CWY107
Aparna Telang,
USF Sarasota-Manatee
The bugs inside the bug: uncovering potential symbionts of mosquitoes
Nov. 5 3:30,
CWY107
Robert Holt,
University of Florida
Niche conservatism, evolution, and applied ecology: Challenges and opportunities
Nov. 12 3:30,
CWY107
Joel Brown,
University of Illinois at Chicago
Evolutionary Game Theory: From natural ecosystems to tumor ecosystems CANCELLED
Nov. 19 3:30,
CWY107
Juliet Pulliam,
University of Florida
Rethinking the transmission ecology of Japanese encephalitis virus: perspectives from Bangladesh
Nov. 26 3:30,
CWY107
Holiday
Dec. 3 3:30,
CWY107
Chantale Bégin & Chris Osovitz,
University of South Florida
Is more in-class assessment better in introductory biology?


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