The Ecology, Evolution, Behavior, & Organismal Biology (EEBOB) seminar series focuses on biological topics at whole-organism and higher scales of organization. Guest speakers include KSU faculty, graduate students, and guests from other universities. Seminars will be pre-recorded and available for on-demand viewing by the beginning of each week. Question & Answer sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 1:25pm to 2:15pm.
The Spring 2021 seminar series will be held virtually. If you are interested in watching one of the seminars or joining a live Question & Answer session with the guest speaker, please contact Dr. Todd Pierson for details.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
- Theresa Stratmann, PhD Student at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre
- "Linking movement, climate, and vegetation to population dynamics with a coupled herbivore-vegetation model"
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
- Dr. JJ Apodaca, Lead Scientist and Founder at Tangled Bank Conservation
- "Lessons from the tortoise and the hare: how conservation genetic techniques are helping to solve some of the most pressing conservation issues in the Southeastern U.S"
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
- Dr. Kiyoko Gotanda, Postdoctoral Fellow at Université de Sherbrooke
- "Adaptation in a changing world: human influences on evolution"
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
- Dan Paluh, PhD Candidate at University of Florida & Florida Museum of Natural History
- "Evolution of amphibian dentition: rampant tooth loss in frogs"
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
- Aaron Pomerantz, PhD Candidate at University of California Berkeley
- "Making it clear: evolution and development of wing transparency in butterflies"
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
- Dr. Erin Curry, Reproductive Physiologist at the Cincinnati Zoo
- "Advancing our understanding of polar bear reproduction"
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
- Dr. Buck Trible, John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow at Harvard University
- "Developmental plasticity and the evolution of workers, soldiers, and queens in ants"
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
- Dr. Matthew McCary, Assistant Professor at Rice University
- "Aquatic insects transform terrestrial ecosystems: lessons from subarctic Iceland"
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
- Dr. Traci Dubose, Postdoctoral Researcher at Virginia Tech
- "Unassuming and powerful: freshwater mussels as junctions in stream ecosystems"
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- Dr. Emlyn Resetarits, Postdoctoral Associate at University of Georgia
- "How temperature influences the role parasites play in ecosystems"
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
- Mauna Dasari, PhD Candidate at Notre Dame University
- "The mammalian gut microbiome is a marker of biological aging in wild baboons"
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
- Dr. Janet Buckner, Postdoctoral Researcher at Louisiana State University
- "Ducking & diving: building my research identity in evolutionary biology"