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Department Seminar

UW Department of Zoology and Physiology

Fall 2018 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.



7          Sensory Biology Center Speaker: Dr. Sue Moenter

Title: Differential roles of hypothalamic kisspeptin populations in estradiol negative and positive feedback on reproductive neuroendocrine function

Host: Amy Navratil

14            No seminar

21            Dr. Dave McDonald

Title: What I did on my sabbatical

Host: Merav Ben-David

28            Dr. Todd Palmer, University of Florida

Title: Friends with costs: why a high-performing partner may not always be a mutualist’s best friend

Host: Jake Goheen



5              Dr. Osis Francis, University of Glasgow

Title: Specimen Stories: Finding Syphilis in Medical Museums

Host: Donal Skinner

12            Dr. Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Purdue University

Title: Predator-prey interactions: the avian visual sensory perspective

Host: Dave McDonald

19            No seminar

26            Dr. Jon Prather

Title: What I did on my sabbatical

Host: Merav Ben-David



2              Dr. Yoichiro Kanno, Colorado State University


Hosts: Annika Walters and Frank Rahel

9              Dr. Jinelle Sperry, U.S. Army ERDC-CERL & University of Illinois

Title: Snakes, parasites, and invasive species: how research focused on antagonists can aid in conservation of endangered species

Host: Corey Tarwater

16            Dr. Laura Stein, Colorado State University

Title: Predator-induced mechanisms shaping integrated phenotypes across timescales

Host: Craig Benkman

30            Dr. Scott Robinson, University of Florida

Title: Environmental gradients and the origin and maintenance of avian diversity

Host: Patrick Kelley



7              Dr. Jake Goheen

Title: Ecological specialization and the abundance-occupancy relationship

Host: Merav Ben-David

Zoology and Physiology Seminar

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