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Seminar Series



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January 13, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Mark Galatowitsch

Assistant Professor of  Biology

Centre College

There and Back Again: Life History Trade-offs & Dispersal Across Dynamic Freshwater Environments

  

Associated Papers:

Developmental constraints control generalist invertebrate distributions accross a gradient of unpredictable disturbance

 

Trait flexibility of generalist invertebrates exposed to contrasting predation and drying stressors

 

 

January 20, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Amy Boyd

Professor of Biology

Warren Wilson College

Death Watch in the Desert and Other Adventures

  

Associated Paper:

Growth and demography of a declining, endangered cactus in the Sonoran Desert

 

 

January 27, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Shea Tuberty

Professor

Appalachian State University

The Role of Adventure, Exploration, and Discovery in the Environmental Sciences: Why We Do It and Why It’s Good for You Too!

 

Associated Paper:

Belize's Ecosystems: Threats and Challenges to Conservation in Belize

  

 

February 3, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Steven L. Stephenson

Research Professor

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Subantarctic Macquarie Island: A Scientific Adventure of a

Lifetime

  

Associated Papers:

Myxomycetes of subantartic Macquarie Island

 

Myxomycetes Of Norfolk Island, South Pacific Ocean 

 

Assemblages of myxomycetes on subantartic Macquarie Island and tropical Christmas Island

 

 

February 10 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Justin Wright

Associate Professor of Biology

Duke University

From the Arctic to the Tropics, from the Desert to

Wetlands, Disturbance is Everywhere. Lessons from a

Globe-Trotting Ecologist

 

Intraspecific trait variability shapes leaf trait response to altered fire regimes

 

An ecosystem engineer, the beaver, increases species richness at the landscape scale 

 

  

February 17, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Marielle Postava-Davignon

Assistant Professor of Biology

Virginia Wesleyan University

Adventures of a Termite Ecologist: Learning to Make the

Most of What Nature Gives You

  

Associated Paper:

Termites like it hot and humid: the ability of aboreal tropical termites to mediate their nest environment against ambient conditions

 

 

February 24, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Noel Cawley

Associate Professor of Biology

Lincoln Memorial University

Changes in Gopherus polyphemus Colony Population Structure in Response to Relocation 

 

 

March 3, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Joseph D'Silva

Associate Professor of Biology

Norfolk State University

Parasites, Hosts & Pursuits

 

Associated Papers:

Distribution Of Helminth Parasites In Size Groups And Organs Of Hilsa Shad, Tenualosa Ilisha

 

Experimental transmission of proliferative kidney disease in rainbow trout, Salmo gairdneri Richardson 

 

 

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March 10, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Rachel Goodman

Associate Professor & Chair of Biology

Hampden-Sydney College

TBA

 

 

 

March 17, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Stephen Nowicki

Professor of Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience, & Neurobiology

Duke University & Duke University Medical Center

 

Adventures with a Robotic Bird in a Marsh

 

Associated Papers:

Receiver response to an aggressive visual signal, the wing-wave display, in swamp sparrows. 

 

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March 31, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

TBA

TBA

 

 

April 7, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Christopher Paradise

Professor of Biology & Environmental Sciences

Davidson College

TBA

 

 

 

 

April 14, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Andrew Steen

Asssitant Professor, Environmental Geology

University of Tennessee Knoxville

 

TBA

 

 

April 21, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Dr. Stephanie Coster

Assistant Professor of Biology

Randolph-Macon College

Close Encounters: Field Adventures of a Wildlife Biologist

 

Associated Paper:

Anthropogenic influences on the spatial genetic structure of black bears

 

 

 

April 28, 2021

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dr. Carlos Rojas

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Professor of Biosystems Engineering

University of Costa Risa

A Scientific Career in a Blue Zone of Happiness: Adventures, Friends, and Fun

 

Associated Papers:

The Singularity of Latin American Patterns of Happiness. In: Rojas M. (eds) Handbook of Happiness Research in Latin America

 

The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People.

 

The paradigm of forests and the survival of the fittest.