OEB Seminar Archive Spring 2009

January 29
4:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Allen Rodrigo
The Bioinformatics Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand
The challenge of diversity presents a diversity of challenges: new research directions in computational biology
Host: Edwards Lab

February 5
4:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Marcus Kronforst
FAS Center for Systems Biology
Exploring the genetic basis of mimicry and speciation in Heliconius butterflies

February 19
4:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Stuart Pimm
Duke University
Are we saving nature?
Host: Edwards Lab

February 26
12:00 PM
Seminar Room 310
HUCE

Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series
Marc Hauser
Harvard University
The origins of a generative brain, and the illusion of cultural variation

February 26
4:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Adam Summers
University of California, Irvine
Shark skeletons and sticky fish -- new materials from the sea
Host: Lauder Lab

March 5
4:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Special Seminar
Anne Pringle
Harvard University
Summoning the Wind & Invading New Territories: The Strategies of Stationary Organisms

March 11
12:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Faculty Search Seminar
David Ackerly
University of California, Berkeley
Traits and trees: ecology and evolution of plant functional diversity

March 13
12:00 PM
Haller Hall
24 Oxford Street

Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series
Susan Anton
New York University
Darwin's second century: variation and the evolution of the genus Homo

March 16
12:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
Biolabs Building

OEB Faculty Search Seminar
Robert Jansen
University of Texas, Austin
Plastid Phylogenomics: Fast Genomes and Deep Nodes

March 19
12:00 PM
Seminar Room 310
HUCE

Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series
Russell Gray
University of Auckland
The pleasures and perils of Darwinising culture (with phylogenies

March 19
4:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Paul Ehrlich
Stanford University
Darwin's Mistake: Creationism, Cultural Evolution, Conservation, and George W.
Host: Pierce Lab

March 30
2:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Faculty Search Seminar
Elizabeth Kellogg
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Changing the floral bauplan

April 2
1:00 PM
Room 101
MCZ

OEB Special Seminar
Robert Full
University of California, Berkeley
Neuromechanics of Legged Locomotion - Inspiring the Design of Robots
Host: Biewener and Lauder Labs


April 2
4:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
William Laurance
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Emerging threats and research challenges in the Tropics
Host: Pierce and Edwards Labs

April 3
1:00 PM
Room 101
MCZ

OEB G4 Symposium, Day 1
G4 Graduate Students


April 6
12:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Faculty Search
Toby Pennington
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The history of neotropical forests: dispersal, phylogenetic niche conservatism and plant defenses

April 7
12:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Special Seminar
Peter Girguis
Harvard University
Peering into the lives of microbes: Eating gas, breathing rocks, and living in the fast lane

April 16
4:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Weekly Seminar Series
Neil Shubin
University of Chicago
Fossils, Genes and the Evolution of Vertebrate Limbs
Host: Hanken Lab

April 23
12:00 PM
Seminar Room 310
HUCE

Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series
Anthony di Fiore
New York University
TBA

April 30, May 1
1:00 PM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB G4 Symposium, Days 2 and 3
G4 Graduate Students


May 1
10:30 AM
Main Lecture Hall
BioLabs Building

OEB Special Seminar
Beth Orcutt
University of Southern California
Life in the Crust of the Ocean: Exploring Microbial Activity and Diversity in Basalts
Host: Girguis Lab

May 13
12:00 PM
Seminar Room 310
HUCE

Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series
Gina Raihani
Autonomous University, Mexico
Rethinking gender assumptions around dominance and aggression: the case of spotted hyena female coalitions