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Department Seminar, Fall 2014

UW Department of Zoology and Physiology

Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule


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



12            Dr. Ed Scholes, Video Collections Curator, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Title: Video analysis, specimen imaging and 3D modeling: New perspectives on courtship displays in a bird-of paradise

Host: Brian Barber/Biodiversity Institute


18            PiE invited speaker, Thursday at 4:10 pm in 138 BC: Dr. Bruce Patterson

Title: Sporadic isolation: the evolution of South American mammals

Host: Anne-Marie Hodge


26            Dr. Stephen Secor                                                                

Title: Integrative Evolution of the Digestive Physiology of Snakes

Host: Michael Dillon



3              Dr. Kathy Parker, University of Northern British Columbia

Title: Big predators on an ungulate landscape

Host: Kevin Monteith


9              Clarke Lecture: Dr. Nelson Hairston, Jr., Cornell University

Title: Taking it easy in the fast lane: prolonged dormancy meets rapid evolution in the plankton

Host: Amy Krist


10           Dr. Nelson Hairston, Jr., Cornell University

Title: Eco-evolutionary dynamics in models, bottles, and nature

Host: Amy Krist


17           Dr. Kevin Monteith

Title: Fat and furious: consequences of a conservative life history in long-lived herbivores

Host: Matt Kauffman


24           Dr. Dr. Michael Dillon

Title: Big, hot, high-flying bugs: how physiology informs ecology

Host: Donal Skinner


31            Dr. Travis Brown, School of Pharmacy, UW

Title: The golden arches ruined my diet and changed my brain

Host: Bill Flynn




7              Dr. Chris Myrick, CSU

Title: Managing Ecological Connectivity on the Fisheries/Engineering Interface: The Ongoing Evolution of Fish Passage

& Barrier Research at CSU

Host: Annika Walters


14            Dr. Jake Goheen

Title: Megaherbivory and plant-defensive landscapes in savanna ecosystems

Host: Donal Skinner


21            Dr. Anna Chalfoun

Title: T&P seminar

Host: Donal Skinner



5              Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Science Magazine


Host: Michael Dillon

Zoology and Physiology Seminar

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