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Biology Seminar Series - 2015

Departmental seminars explore all aspects of biology, and are are held on Fridays, 12:30-1:30, in BGS 0153 (unless otherwise noted). Refreshments will be provided.

All queries should be directed to David Smith.

All are welcome to attend!

Fall 2015 Schedule




25 Sep

Tristan Long

Causes and Consequences of Variation in Female Mate Choice

2 Oct

Joni Sasaki

The Cultural and Biological Shaping of Religion's Effects

9 Oct

Kyle Biggar (UWO)

Exploring the role of microRNAs in the survival of extreme environmental stress

16 Oct

Ary Hoffmann

Adapting to climate change: what role for plasticity and rapid evolution?

23 Oct

Tom Hsiang

A simple guide to sequencing and assembly of microbial genomes 

30 Oct


6 Nov

Monica Dus

When the tooth fairy takes away the sweet tooth: nutrient perception in the absence of taste

13 Nov

Fred Longstaffe

Romancing the Stones & Tracking the Bones: Climate Clues & Breaking News from Stable Isotopes

20 Nov

Joerg Bohlmann

Conifer defenses against insects - genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and chemical ecology of oleoresin

27 Nov

Christy Morrissey 

Are we facing another silent spring? The new threats of current use pesticides to birds and aquatic ecosystems

4 Dec

Troy Murphy

Colorful females are tough and honest: Signaling to competitors among female birds