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 2017

The Role of Mitochondria in Plasticity and Adaptation to Environmental Change

Dr. Patricia Schulte Presents:

Tuesday October 24th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Biology Auditorium 136

Animals are profoundly dependent on aerobic ATP generation by mitochondria, and thus the functional properties of this key cellular organelle play an important role in determining organismal performance and fitness in the context of a changing environment. In addition, because of the endosymbiotic origin of the mitochondrion, any adjustments to mitochondrial function necessarily involve tight […]

From sky islands to continental islands: Using RADseq to elucidate genomic patterns of insular biodiversity

Dr. Patricia E. Salerno Presents:

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 at 4:00 PM in Biology Auditorium 136

Biological diversity is not evenly distributed around the globe. Understanding the causes of high endemicity and diversity, as well as the maintenance of that diversity, is crucial for effective conservation management strategies.┬áMy main research line focuses on understanding aspects of history and geography that can shape the evolution and distribution of insular (isolated) lineages, both […]

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