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UNM Biology Seminars

UNM Biology Spring 2015 Seminar Schedules

Department of Biology seminars are held on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in Castetter Hall 100,
except where noted.

*** Coffee, tea and cookies are served in the Public Greenhouse at 3:10 p.m. ***

If you would like to host a Thursday seminar speaker,
please contact Cristina Takacs-Vesbach

Updated: January 27, 2015

ALSO Wednesday Noon Brown Bag Seminars


Date Speaker Title
Jan. 15  
Jan. 22 Dr. Eric Baack
(Host: Dr. Ken Whitney)
Predicting Evolution? Domestication and Crop–Wild Hybrids in Sunflowers.
Jan. 29 available  
Feb. 5 Dr. Rob Anderson
(Hosts: Dr. Joe Cook
& Robbie Burger
Niche Models, Environmental Connectivity, and Biotic Interactions in Venezuelan Sky Islands.
Feb. 12 available  
Feb. 19 Dr. Samantha Hopkins
(Host: Dr. Felisa Smith)
TBA.
Feb. 26 available  
Mar. 5 Dr. Maria Del Mar
Huertas Pau
(Host: Dr. Irene Salinas)
TBA.
Mar. 12 —Spring Break—
Mar. 19 Dr. Sarah Ward
(Hosts: Dr. Diane Marshall & Brian Alfaro
TBA.
Mar. 26 Annual Research Day Lecture, 55 Castetter Hall
April 2 Dr. Jorunn Jorgensen
(Host: Dr. Irene Salinas)
TBA.
April 9 Dr. Anthony Darrouzet-Nardi
(Host: Dr. Jennifer Rudgers)
TBA.
April 16 Yusuke Yokoyama
(Host: Dr. David Hanson)
TBA.
April 30 Dr. Melania Cristescu
(Host: Dr. Vaishali Katju)
TBA.

 

Brown Bag Seminars
Noon, Wednesdays, 100 Castetter Hall

Brown Bag Seminars are coordinated by Christopher Witt, but scheduled by Erika Gendron



Date Speaker Title
Jan. 14 available  
Jan. 21 Dan Anderson The Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance.
Jan. 28 Dr. Scott Collins Effect of Drought and Rainfall Seasonality on Desert Grassland Ecosystems.
Feb. 4 available  
Feb. 11 MSB The Origin of Specimens: Darwinian Evolution Revealed by Extraordinary Objects from the MSB Collections.
Feb. 18 Kayce Bell, Mason Ryan, Karen Wright and Erika Gendron Specimen-based Research: Utilizing and Contributing to Natural History Collections.
Feb. 25 Sara Livingston Dean Thesis defense: Root Associated Microbes as Mediators Between Plants and Soil.
Mar. 4 Dr. Warner Orozco Sustainable Agriculture in the Caribbean—The Cuban Approach.
Mar. 11 —Spring Break—
Mar. 18 Virginia Thompson Submerged Aquatic Macrophytes: Ecosystem Engineers in New Mexico Mountain Streams.
Mar. 25 Michelle Nuanez Soil CO2 Efflux over a Semi-arid Elevational Gradient in New Mexico.
April 1 Ashley DeAguero Gene Blistered (bs) Selectively Controls Muscle Type Differentiation.
April 8 Jenny Noble The Effects of Resource Partitioning on Fitness in a Small Mammal Community.
April 15 Martina Suazo Plant Community Recovery after Wildfire in Montane Grasslands of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, NM.
April 22 Jonathan Schultz Using Physella acuta to Determine the Predictive Value of Biomphalaria glabrata as a Model for Gastropod Immunity.
April 29 Lizzie Clarke Flight Muscle Progenitor Populations in Drosophila melanogaster.

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