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UNM Biology Seminars

UNM Biology Spring 2019 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: March 19, 2019

ALSO Wednesday Noon Brown Bag Seminars

Date Speaker Title
Jan. 17 Resereved  
Jan. 24 Reserved  
Jan. 31 Reserved  
Feb. 7 Reserved  
Feb. 14 Reserved  
Feb. 21 Reserved  
Feb. 28 Reserved  
Mar. 7 Reserved  
Mar. 14

—Spring Break—

Mar. 21 Reserved  
Mar. 28
12:30 p.m.
Dr. Gerald Smith
(hosts: Dr. Tom Turner &
Megan Osborne)
Research Day: Interactions among Geologic, Climatic, and Biotic Mechanisms Determine Fish Species Persistence in Western United States.
Mar. 28
3:30 p.m.
Dr. Sam Loker Research Day: The World's Schistosomes and Their Snail Hosts: My Personal Story, with a Tribute to CETI and the Comparative Approach.
April 4 Dr. Charlotte Lindqvist
(hosts: Dr. Joe Cook
& Jocelyn Colella)
Genomic Perspectives on Ice Age Mammal Diversity in Southeast Alaska.
April 11 Dr. Cheryl Andam
(hosts: Dr. Helen Wearing &
Dr. Diana Northup)
Within-species Heterogeneity in Microbes and Implications to Disease Epidemiology and Public Health.
April 18 Dr. John Wiens
(host: Steve Poe)
Understanding the Origins and Future of Biodiversity Patterns.
April 25 Dr. Yurea Yanes
(host: Dr. Irene Salinas)
Land Snails as Paleoclimate Proxies: From Local to Global Scales.
May 2 Danielle Marias Ulrich
(hosts: Dr. William Pockman &
Diana Macias)


Brown Bag Seminars
Noon, Wednesdays, 100 Castetter Hall

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

Date Speaker Title
Jan. 16    
Jan. 23 Tim Ohlert Community Dynamics in Desert Grasslands.
Jan. 30 J. Lizardo Cruz-Romo,
Institute of Biology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City.
Cross-border Conservation: Golden Eagle Movement and Distribution Patterns across the Chihuahuan Desert.
Feb. 6    
Feb. 13 Lauren Bansbach Does It Take a Forest to Make a Forest? Ecophysiology of Ponderosa Pine Seedlings With and Without Overstory Tree Cover.
Feb. 20 Darragh Hare Value of Species and the Evolution of Conservation Ethics.
Feb. 27 Nicole Thompson The What and Why of Social Strategies During Development.
Mar. 6 Aurora Kraus Characterization of Rapid Nasal Epithelium Response to Viral Immunization in Zebrafish: A Single Cell RNAseq Study.
Mar. 13 —Spring Break—
Mar. 20 Gordon Fox Demographic Heterogeneity Within Populations—And Why it Matters.
Mar. 27 Larissa Anderson Heterogeneity in Hosts and Environment: Implications for Schistosomiasis Control.
April 3 Jocelyn Colella Mixing it Up: The Impact of Episodic Introgression on the Evolution of High-latitude Meso-carnivores.
April 10 Catherine Cumberland Population Status and Pollination Effectiveness of Native vs. Non-native Bees.
April 17 Caleb Loughran Panting Thresholds, Thermal Limits, and Evaporative Cooling in Southwestern Lizard Communities.
April 24 Rae DeVan Fire, Fungi, and the Changing Boreal Forest.
May 1 Annie Montes Persistence of Pinus edulis-associated Ectomycorrhizal Fungi in New Mexico.

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