OEB Seminar Archive Spring 2007

February 5

OEB Special Seminar
Kirsten Bomblies
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
When good genes behave badly - characterizing hybrid necrosis in Arabidopsis thaliana

Host: N.M. Holbrook

February 5

Biological Anthropology Seminar
Karen Kramer
Anthropology, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook
Mortality, Maturity and Maternal Constraints among Maya
Agriculturalists and Pumé Foragers

Host: Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

February 7

OEB Special Seminar
Marc Johnson
University of Toronto
The community genetics of plant-arthropod interactions

Host: N.M. Holbrook

February 8

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Mercedes Pascual
University of Michigan
Shifting patterns: infectious disease dynamics in a changing world

Host: Moorcroft Lab

February 12

OEB Special Seminar
Amy Angert
University of Arizona
The evolution of species' distributions

Host: N.M. Holbrook

February 12

Biological Anthropology Seminar
Edward Hagan
Affiliation:Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University
Depression: Illness or Adaptation?

Host: Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

February 15
4:00-5:00 PM

OEB Special Seminar
Jacques Dumais
Organismic and Evolutinary Biology, Harvard University

Cell morphogenesis - What we have learned from rubber balloons and soap bubbles

February 22

OEB Special Seminar
Elena Kramer
Organismic and Evolutinary Biology, Harvard University

Aquilegia as a new model system for the study of floral evolution

February 24 - 25

** G2 & G3 Retreat **
Harvard Forest
Please check back for more details

February 26

Harvard University Center for the Environment Seminar
Stephen Brown
Shorebird Conservation Research Program, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

Shorebird Distribution and Abundance on the Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain
Free and open to the public. Please contact Jenny MacGregor for more info

March 1

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Vojtech Novotny
Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
The structure of plant-insect food webs in tropical rainforests
Host: Pierce Lab

March 7

2006-2007 Radcliffe Institute Fellows' Presentation
David Mindell
University of Michigan

Applied evolution: Domestication, disease, crime and culture
Free and open to public. Please call 617-495-8212 for more info.

March 8

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Ben Evans
McMaster University
Duplicate gene evolution and expression

Host: Hanken Lab

March 12

DEAS Seminar Talk
Douglas S. Fudge
University of Guelph
Inspiring slimes: What hagfish slime can teach us about predator defense, cellular mechanics, and artificial silk
Host: Weitz Lab

March 15

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
James Nieh
University of California at San Diego
The evolution of referential communication in highly social bees
Host: Pierce Lab

March 21

Biological Anthropology Seminar
Charles Nunn
Affiliation:Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Sex, Germ, and Worms: Infectious Disease in Primate Societies

Host: Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

March 22

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
**CANCELLED**
Tom Sharkey
University of Wisconsin
Heat flecks and thermal protection mechanisms of photosynthesis

Host: Holbrook Lab

April 5

Biological Anthropology Seminar
Rob Shumaker
Great Apes Trust of Iowa
Cognitive Flexibility by Orangutans in Separate Domains

Host: Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series

April 5

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Robert Sharrock
Montana State University
Phytochromes – plant red/far-red photoreceptor diversity and light sensing

Host: Donohue Lab

April 12

OEB Hrdy Fellow Lecture
Tamas Szekely
Dept. of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath
Sexual conflict and the evolution of breeding systems in shorebirds
Host: Hrdy Committee

April 19

OEB G4 Symposium
2:00-5:00 PM
BioLabs Building

April 20

OEB G4 Symposium
2:00-5:00 PM

April 26

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Edith A. Widder
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Shedding New Light on Bioluminescence: Evolutions and Applications
Host: Cavanaugh Lab and Hasting Lab (MCB)

May 3

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Gloria Coruzzi
New York University
Nitrogen Networks and the Virtual Plant
Host: Kramer Lab

May 10

Third Annual Harvard Plant Biology Symposium
For a list of speakers, updates, and further information please visit the PBI Website at www.pbi.fas.harvard.edu
Free and open to the public.

May 10

Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series
Robert Martin
Field Museum Chicago
Primate Brain Evolution: The Maternal Energy Hypothesis Revisted

Host: Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series

May 17

OEB Special Seminar
Kathleen Donohue
Organismic and Evolutinary Biology, Harvard University

TBA