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Department Seminar, Spring 2015

UW Department of Zoology and Physiology

Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule


Seminars are on Fridays at 12:10 pm in the Berry Center Rm 138 unless noted otherwise. Informal receptions for speakers precede seminars at 11:45 am in the Berry Center.



9/18           Dr. Daniel Blumstein, UCLA

Title: Conservation Behavior: A Fearful Perspective

Host: PiE Student Invited Speaker, Michelle Larson

9/25           Dr. John Orrock                                                                   

Title: Land-use history modifies contemporary patterns of consumer abundance and consumer impact on plants

Host: Embere Hall & Jake Goheen



10/2              Dr. Rich Reading, University of Denver

Title: From ‘Paper Park’ to Model Protected Area: the Transformation of Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia

Host: Lauren Stanton


9              Dr. Jim Heffernan, Duke University

Title: Ecosystem dynamics of Florida Springs: Top-down or bottom-up

Host: Bob Hall

10/16           Dr. Bruce Robertson, Bard College

Title: When good animals make bad decisions: Evolutionary traps as conservation threats and tools

Host: Anna Chalfoun

10/23           Dr. Jeff Podos, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Title: Take it to the limit: Sexual selection and the songs of birds

Host: Craig Benkman & Jon Prather

10/30           Dr. Marco Festa-Bianchet, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec 

Title: Reproduction and its fitness costs in kangaroos: is bigger better in a mammal with indeterminate growth?

Host: Matt Kauffman & Kevin Monteith


11/6              Dr. Matt Carling

Title: Viewing bird speciation through a hybrid zone lens

Host: Donal Skinner

11/13           Dr. Rebecca Barnes, Colorado College

Title: Effects of disturbance on the lateral transport of carbon within ecosystems

Host: Annika Walters & Bob Hall

11/20           Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen, Stanford University

Title: The biomechanics and physiological ecology of ram filter feeding whales

Host: Jake Goheen


12/4              Dr. Qian-Quan Sun


Host: Donal Skinner

Zoology and Physiology Seminar

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