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UNM Biology Seminars

UNM Biology Fall 2017 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 10, 2017

ALSO Wednesday Noon Brown Bag Seminars

Date Speaker Title
Aug. 24 Dr. Kiona Ogle
(host: Dr. Marcy Litvak)
Drivers of Plant and Ecosystem Functioning and their Time-scales of Influence.
Aug. 31 open  
Sept. 7 open  
Sept. 14 Dr. Osvaldo Sala
(hosts: Dr. Scott Collins
& Renée Brown
Effects of Climate Change on Ecosystems Through Directional Changes in Amount and Variability of Precipitation.
Sept. 21 Dr. William Anderegg
(host: Dr. Marcy Litvak)
Linking Stomata and Hydraulics to Predict Plant Drought Responses in a Changing Climate.
Sept. 28 Promotion & Tenure:
Dr. Micheal Andersen
Island Biogeography and the Diversification of Birds.
Oct. 5 Promotion & Tenure:
Dr. Chris Johnston
Divide and Conquer: Molecular Basis for Oriented Cell Division in Drosophila.
Oct. 12 —Fall Break—
Oct. 19 Dr. Kevin Wilcox
(hosts: Drs. Jen Rudgers
& Scott Collins)
Ecosystem Responses to Altered Precipitation Amount and Pattern Across the Great Plains: A Data-model Integration Approach.
Oct. 26 Promotion & Tenure:
Dr. Seth Newsome
From Community to Microbial Ecology, Tracing the Exchange of Resources Across Multiple Levels of Ecological Organization.
Nov. 2 Promotion & Tenture:
Dr. Chris Witt
Bird Life, Elevated!
Nov. 9 Promotion & Tenure:
Dr. Eric Denkers
Toxoplasma gondii: Harnessing Immunity for a Successful Host–Parasite Relationship.
Nov. 16 Promotion & Tenure:
Dr. Lee Taylor
Soil Fungi: Immense Complexity, But Is There Structure?
Nov. 23 —Thanksgivivng—
Nov. 30 Dr. Tim Farkas Consequences of Rapid Evolution for Plant–Insect Communities in the California Chaparral.
Dec. 7 Dr. Nora Mitchell Functional Traits in an Evolutionary Radiation: The Role of the Environment in the Diversification of Protea.


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 23 open  
August 30 Video Evolution Conference: Molly Schumer
Sept. 6 open  
Sept. 13 open  
Sept. 20 Aaron Robinson Evolution and Ecology of Monosporascus in Arid Environments.
Sept. 27 Samantha Stutz Can Plants Use Xylem-transported CO2 for Photosynthesis?
Oct. 4 Marie Westover Does Climate Change Impact Montane Mammals (Pikas) in New Mexico and Across Their Range?
Oct. 11 Mary Wise, Kevin Comerford, Amy Winter & Jonathan Wheeler (Digital Humanities Team, UNM University Libraries ) The University of New Mexico Digital Repository.
Oct. 18 open  
Oct. 25 Phil Ganderton A&S Differential Tuition Proposal & Survey.
Nov. 1 open  
Nov. 8 Dr. Scott Collins Sensitivity of Net Primary Production to Climate Variability at Local and Continental Scales.
Nov. 15 open  
Nov. 22 Alesia Hallmark Community Greenness Reflects Primary Production in Aridlands.
Nov. 29 Catalina Tome Rats! A Micro-mammal's Perspective of the Megafaunal Extinction.
Dec. 6 Elisa Gagliano Wild Tomato Solanum pennellii: Genome & Stress Transcriptomes.
Dec. 13 Phil Ganderton Continued Discussion of College of Arts & Sciences Differential Tuition for Graduate & Undergraduate Students.

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