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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: April 7, 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)
Comparing Phylogenetic and Paleontological Methods in Reconstructing Mammalian Diversification.
Feb. 26 Dr. Lee A. Fitzgerald
(Hosts: Steve Poe &
Mason Ryan)
Conservation Scaling From Neighborhoods to Landscapes.
Mar. 5 Dr. Maria Del Mar
(Host: Dr. Irene Salinas)
Love at First Sniff: the Alluring World of Lamprey Pheromones.
Mar. 12 —Spring Break—
Mar. 19 Dr. Sarah Ward
(Hosts: Dr. Diane Marshall & Brian Alfaro
Hybridization between Introduced Toadflax Species in the Invaded Range: Cause for Concern?
Mar. 26 Annual Research Day Lecture, 55 Castetter Hall
April 2 Dr. Jorunn Jørgensen
(Host: Dr. Irene Salinas)
The TLR9 Agonist CpG: A Model to Explore Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses in Atlantic Salmon. A Potential Adjuvant for Fish Vaccines?
April 9 Dr. Anthony Darrouzet-Nardi
(Host: Dr. Jennifer Rudgers)
Warming Effects on CO2 Exchange in Semiarid Soils with Biological Soil Crusts.
April 16 Yusuke Yokoyama
(Host: Dr. David Hanson)
Biogeochemical Signatures of Past Climate Changes and Their Adaptations in 100–10,000 Years Timescale.
April 23 open  
April 30 Dr. Melania Cristescu
(Host: Dr. Vaishali Katju)
The Genetics of Aquatic Invasions.


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 Michelle Nuanez Soil CO2 Efflux over a Semi-arid Elevational Gradient in New Mexico.
Mar. 25 Virginia Thompson Submerged Aquatic Macrophytes: Ecosystem Engineers in New Mexico Mountain Streams.
April 1 Ashley DeAguero Gene Blistered (bs) Selectively Controls Muscle Type Differentiation.
April 8 John Grady Deciphering Biological Variation in Metabolic Scaling.
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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