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Seminar Series

The Biological Sciences Department Seminar Series invites campus professional scientists to give a lecture on their current research. It is an important weekly event for our program, in which new findings and ideas are shared and discussed within an open and social setting. Department faculty members, staff, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students routinely attend the seminar. In addition, interested persons from the campus and greater community are very welcome to participate.

The Seminar Series is held in Hall of Science (HSCI) Room 102 on Thursdays at 4:00pm.


The following schedule is for Spring 2020.

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
January 30 The past, present, and future of  America's forest birds Dr. Morgan Tingley, University of Connecticut
February 6 TBA TBA
February 13 Causes and consequences of temporal changes in the vaginal microbial flora Dr. Jose Miguel Ponciano, University of Florida
February 20 Defining skin cancer heterogeneity and drug resistance Dr. Scott Atwood, UC Irvine
February 27      TBA  TBA 
March 5 TBA TBA
March 12 Multi-scale modeling of ecological time series data Dr. Vianey Leos Barajas, North Carolina State University
March 19 TBA Dr. Tatiane Lima, UC Irvine
April 9 Personality in the City: Animal behavioral traits and urbanization in a human-impacted desert ecosystem Dr. Melinda Weaver, Loyola Marymount University
April 16 Counting fish from Alaska to the Falkland Islands: using marine biology to inform stock assessments Dr. Thomas Farrugia, Monterey Bay Aquarium
April 30 The silent forests of Guam: the historical and ongoing impacts of one of the world's most invasive predators on an insular avifauna Dr. Henry Pollock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
May 7 Deconstructing visual signals in social butterflies Dr. Susan Finkbeiner, Pepperdine University