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2014 Seminar Schedule

The Biological Sciences Department Seminar Series invites to our 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.

5:00pm          HSCI 100

Seminar Schedule for Spring 2014

Topic and Speaker
January 23 Dr. James Archie, Dr. Brian Livingston, Organizational meeting.
January 23 Meg Wyman, UC Davis. Say What? Functions and Mechanisms of Acoustic Communication in Large Mammals.
February 6 Sean Anderson, CSU Channel Islands, Groping in the dark: the need for new models and interdisciplinary approaches to understand the real impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.
February 13

Todd Reeder, San Diego State University Squamate Reptile Phylogeny: Conflicts between Molecular and Morphological Data, and a Total Evidence Perspective.

February 20

Jeremy Long,San Diego State University Between the tides: Stressors and consequences of coastal herbivory.

February 27 Doug McCauley, UC Santa Barbara Effects of changing body size distributions on ecological dynamics

March 6 Mark Steele, CSU Northridge. Can artificial reefs successfully mitigate environmental impacts to natural reefs?
March 13 Captain Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research Institute, Long Beach. What is Plastic's Meaning -- For Our Ocean, and Us?
March 20 Nicole Danos, UC Irvine. Studies of the form-function relationship of collagenous structures and locomotion in vertebrates
March 27 James Archie, CSULB. Demographic Collapse and Extinction of Lizard Populations on a Mojave Desert Sky Island.
April 3 Spring Break
April 10 Jennifer Bragg, USDA. Connecting Genotype to Phenotype: Approaches to High Throughput Phenotyping using Brachypodium distachyon
April 17 Pat Krug, CSU Los Angeles Slugging it out: a dynamic range boundary set by local adaptation, larval supply and violent mating.
April 24 Chris Tracy, CSU Fullerton. Water and temperature regulation in Australian treefrogs, or Do Australian treefrogs sweat like frogs on a hot plate?

May 1 Sean Lema, Cal Poly SLO. Phenotypic Plasticity of Death Valley's Pupfishes: Insights for Evolution and Conservation.

May 8 Stella Swanson, UC Santa Barbara. Sea urchins and coral reefs: what do we really know?

Questions about the Bio-Sci Department Seminar series? contact Dr.James Archie (