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"