Current Seminars

Here you can see all of the Department of Biology’s seminars for this semester. You may view archived seminars for past years by selecting “Seminar Archives” at the bottom.

Seminar Schedule for Fall 2016

PhD Seminar: Effects of drought on the shortgrass steppe of the North American Great Plains

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Karie Cherwin Presents:

Friday October 28th, 2016 at 9:00 AM in Johnson Hall 120

Biotic interactions in the marine environment: from endosymbiosis to horizontal gene transfer

Dr. Debashish Bhattachayra Presents:

Tuesday November 1st, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Modeling for Understanding: An authentic scientific experience in the undergraduate biology classroom

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Kristin Jenkins Presents:

Wednesday November 2nd, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Yates 306

Models are an integral part of the scientific process used to represent ideas, solve problems, predict outcomes, and test theories.  Modeling involves a broad set of skills and approaches, including quantitative reasoning.  Students are exposed to models throughout their education, but may not understand the role of modeling in the scientific process or how to […]

Biotic interactions, species invasions and biodiversity

Dr. Sue Kalisz Presents:

Tuesday November 8th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Decentralized mechanisms of collective behavior in social insects

Stephen Pratt Presents:

Tuesday December 6th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Insect societies are the leading examples of collective cognition by social groups. Much like a single animal, a colony of ants can evaluate its surroundings, process information, and make decisions. Cognition emerges from a network of interacting ants, just as individual cognition emerges from interactions among neurons in the brain. The special appeal of these […]

PhD Seminar: Learning and decision making along a nutritional gradient

Keziah Katz Presents:

Wednesday December 7th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Yates 306

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