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UNM Biology Fall 2014 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: November 21, 2014

ALSO Biol. 502 Wednesday Noon Brown Bag Seminars



Title of Talk

Aug. 21 Evan Carson
(Host: Tom Turner)
The Art of the Possible: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Chihuahuan Desert, México.
Aug. 28 Susanne von Caemmerer
(Host: Dave Hanson)
Impacts of Temperature on Photosynthesis and CO2 Diffusion Processes.
Sept. 4 Seth Newsome How the Study of Individual Compounds Can Help Ecologists Quantify the Flow of Energy Within and Among Organisms.
Sept. 11    
Sept. 18    
Sept. 25 Cristina Takacs-Vesbach Microbial Diversity and Function in a Polar Desert Ecosystem.
Oct. 2 Christopher Johnston Controlling Mitotic Spindle Orientation: Hippo “Roles" in the Mud.
Oct. 9 —Fall Break—  
Oct. 16    
Oct. 23 Jeff Conner
(Host: Ken Whitney)
Mechanisms of Adaptation.
Oct. 30 Margaret Werner-Washburne Heading Towards a Cliff: STEM Students and the Need for Better Mentoring.
Nov. 6 Allison Pease
(Host: Tom Turner)
Investigating Impacts of Environmental Change on Functional Structure of Stream Fish Assemblages.
Nov. 13 Manda Jost
(Host: Tom Turner)
Adaptive Evolution of Neurotoxin Resistance in Pufferfish and Spider Sodium Channels.
Nov. 20 Tim Wright
(Host: C. Witt)
Babel's Birds: Vocal Learning in Wild and Captive Parrots.
Nov. 27 —Thanksgiving—  

Dec. 4

John Rawls
(Host: Irene Salinas)
Mechanisms of Host–Microbe Commensalism in the Zebrafish Intestine.


Brown Bag Seminars (Biol. 502)
Noon, Wednesdays, 100 Castetter Hall

Brown Bag Seminars are coordinated by Christopher Witt, but scheduled by Tatiana Flanagan



Title of Talk

Aug. 27 John Grady Metabolic Power and Ecological Dominance at Sea.
Sept. 3 Bryan McLean A History of High-latitude Adaptation in Holarctic Ground Squirrels (Urocitellus).
Sept. 10    
Sept. 17    
Sept. 24    
Oct. 1 Dr. Felisa Smith Some Good Reasons Why NSF Really, Really Needs to Fund My Pending Grant.
Oct. 8    
Oct. 15 Dr. Ben Wheaton Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury in the Developing Opossum.
Oct. 22 Sara Brant Discovery-based Studies of Schistosome Diversity Stimulate New Hypotheses about Parasite Biology.
Oct. 29 Tonya Brunetti Singing the Song of Myoblast Fusion: A True Love Story of How Two Became One.
Nov. 5 Jessica Weber Genomic Signatures of High-altitude Adaptation in an Andean Hummingbird.
Nov. 12 Elly Van Mil &
Monican Lynn Fishel
Introduction to Finding Funding with PIVOT and Other Sources.
Nov. 19 Geraldine Busquets Movement Patterns and Population Structure of Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
Nov. 26 Brian Alfaro Colonization History of the Invasive Sahara Mustard (Brassica tournefortii Gouan) in Southwestern United States—One Patch to Rule Them All?
Dec. 3 Julieta Bettinelli How Does an Extreme Cold Event Affect the Bee Community in a Creosote Shrubland?

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