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Department Seminar

UW Department of Zoology and Physiology

Spring 2019 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.




1              Dr. Brian Rutledge, National Audubon Society

Title: Try collaborative conservation

Host: Kristina Hufford/Craig Benkman

8              Dr. Jessica Corman, University of Nebraska

Title: Addressing two ecological realities impacting human health at the world’s largest tropical lake, Lake Victoria, East Africa

Host: Sarah Collins

15            PiE Symposium Speaker: Dr. Jill Mikucki, University of Tennessee

Title: Portals to the underworld: exploring Antarctic subglacial ecosystems

22            Dr. Garth Spellman, Denver Museum of Natural History

Title: Islands3: Temporal islands provide new insight into the consequence of environmental change

Host: Beth Wommack


1              Sensory Biologist Search





8              Sensory Biologist Search




29            Dr. Alison Greggor

Title: Using animal behavior and learning in conservation; a case study with 'Alala, the Hawaiian crow

Host: Lisa Barrett


5              Dr. Stephen Mackessy, Northern Colorado University

Title: Adaptive evolution of toxins from snake venoms: diversification of bioweapons

Host: Craig Benkman           

12            Dr. Darren Irwin, University of British Columbia

Title: Genomic insights into the roles of pre- and post-mating isolation during avian speciation

Host: Craig Benkman

19            Dr. Robin Tinghitella, University of Denver

Title: Grand gestures and love notes: Animal communication in a changing world

Host: Craig Benkman

26            Dr. Alejandro Rico-Guevara

Title: Natural vs. sexual selection? Nectarivory energetics and intrasexually selected weapons

Host: Carlos Martinez del Rio             


3              Dr. Erica Larsen, University of Denver

Title: The evolution of polymorphic hybrid male sterility in house mice

Host: Katie Wagner/Craig Benkman


Zoology and Physiology Seminar

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