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UNM Biology Seminars

UNM Biology Fall 2018 Seminar Schedules

Department of Biology seminars are held on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. (until 4:45 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 29, 2018

ALSO Wednesday Noon Brown Bag Seminars

Date Speaker Title
Aug. 23 Dr. Laura Crossey &
the NHSC Planning Team
Redesigning the Bio Annex as the Natural History Science Center: Presentation and Discussion of Plans.
Aug. 30 Dr. Andrew Leakey
(host: Dr. David Hanson)
Phenomics of Stomata and Water Use Efficiency in C4 Plants.
Sept. 6 Dr. Soumaya Belmecheri
(host: Dr. Matt Hurteau)
Interactions Between Cambial Phenology and Seasonal Climate: Insights from Tree-ring Stable Isotopes in the North American Monsoon System.
Sept. 13 open  
Sept. 20 Dr. Laureano Gherardi Arbizu
(host: Dr. Jennifer Rudgers)
Precipitation Variability Effect on Ecosystem Functioning: Experimentation, Modelling and Data Synthesis from Local to Global Scale.
Sept. 27 open  
Oct. 4 open  
Oct. 11 —Fall Break—
Oct. 18

Dr. David Blackburn
(host: Dr. Chris Witt)

3D Phenotype Data for All Living Vertebrates: The openVertebrate (oVert) Project.
Oct. 25 Dr. Richard Forman
(Hosts: Dr. Scott Collins (Biology), Dr. Maria Lane (Geography), & Dr. Alfred Simon (School of Architecture
& Planning)
Urban Ecology and Town / Village Ecology.
Nov. 1 Dr. Ken Whitney Genetic Drivers of the Success of Founder Populations: Field Experiments in Plants.
Nov. 8 Dr. Paul Koch
(host: Dr. Seth Newsome)
Isotopes, Ancient Dna, and Marine Mammals: Using the Past to Plan for the Future.
Nov. 15 Dr. Corina Logan
(Host: Dr. Chris Witt)
What Is Behavioral Flexibility and Is it a Mechanism for Surviving in New Environments?
Nov. 22 —Thanksgiving Holiday—
Nov. 29 Dr. Tom Pohl
(host: Dr. Maggie Werner-Washburne)
Exogenous Stress and Telomere Maintenance.
Dec. 6 Dr. Keith Hobson
(host: Dr. Seth Newsome)
Tracking Animal Origins and Migration Using Stable Isotopes.


Brown Bag Seminars
Noon, Wednesdays, 100 Castetter Hall

Brown Bag Seminars are coordinated by Christopher Witt, but scheduled by Jessie Williamson

Date Speaker Title
August 22 Ethan Linck A Population Genetic Perspective on the Promise and Problems of Speciation with Gene Flow in Birds.
August 29 Aaron Robinson Genetics of Temperature Response in Neurospora discreta.
Sept. 5 Collection Managers of the Museum of Southwestern Biology What Makes the Museum of Southwestern Biology So Great?
Sept. 12
Sept. 19 open  
Sept. 26 Brian Alfaro Phenotypic Plasticity in Native, Invasive, and Crop Populations of Brassica tournefortii.
Oct. 3 open  
Oct. 10 Nicholas Freymueller Niche Dynamics of Cougars (Puma concolor) Following the Pleistocene Megafaunal Extinction.
Oct. 17 open  
Oct. 24 open  
Oct. 31 open  
Nov. 7 Kelly Steinberg Drivers of Riparian Diversity
Nov. 14 Dr. Dieter Lukas
(hosts: Dr. Randy Thornhill)
Ecology, Kinship, and the Evolution of Societies.
Nov. 21 open  
Nov. 28 Heather Mercer Characterization of MyD88-independent Pathway of Resistance during Toxoplasma gondii Infection.
Dec. 5 open  

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