Fall term 2015

Sep. 3 – The Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan: Cooperative management in a changing climate, Michael C. Runge, (US Geological Survey, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center) (host: Dr. Shweta Bansal) 
Sep. 10 –  Signaling Mechanisms Of EphrinBs In Cell Adhesion And Migration, Ira Daar, NCI, (host: Drs. Elena Silva and Maria Donoghue) 
Sep. 17 - Kar4p, a protein at the intersection of meiosis and mating, Mark Rose, Princeton University (host: Dr. Ronda Rolfes )
Oct. 1 – Bad to the Bone: Staphylococcus aureus as an orthopaedic pathogen, Mark Smeltzer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (host: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade)
Oct. 8 – Friend and foe: Histone deactylase-3 in brain development and neuronal survival, Santosh D’Mello, Southern Methodist University, (host: Drs. Elena Silva and Maria Donoghue)
Oct. 15 -The long reach of genetic conflicts, Dr. Manus Patten, Georgetown University, (host: Dr. Manus Patten)
Oct. 22 - Ecology of tidal wetland plant communities experiencing climate change and accelerated sea-level rise, Keryn Gedan, (host: Dr. Leslie Ries)
Oct 29 - None
Nov. 5 - The Beast of the Belly: Ecological and Evolutionary Struggles Between Parasitoid Conopid Flies and their Bumble Bee Hosts, Tai Roulston, UVA (hosts: Drs. Gina Wimp and Martha Weiss)
Nov. 12 – “Serotonergic Neuromodulation of Olfaction”, Andrew Dacks, West Virginia University, (host: Dr. Thomas Coate)
Nov. 26 - None [Thanksgiving Break]
Dec. 3 – “Using zebrafish to monitor environmental endocrine disrupting compounds”, Dan Gorelick, University of Alabama (host: Dr. Tagide deCarvalho)

Spring term 2015

Jan. 15 – Biodiversity, species interactions, and plant community structure, Erik Aschehoug, North Carolina State University (Biology Faculty Candidate: Community Ecology)
Jan. 22 – Big science for little insects, Leslie Ries, University of Maryland (Biology Faculty Candidate: Community Ecology)
Jan. 29 – What is the fate of a silent forest? The importance of avian pollination, seed dispersal, and predation in plant communities, Haldre Rogers, Rice University (Biology Faculty candidate: Community Ecology)
Feb.  5 – Community demography reveals drivers of diversity and ecosystem function, Jesse Lasky, Columbia University (Biology Faculty Candidate: Community Ecology)
Feb. 12 – Functional trait variation and invasion success in plant communities, Stephen Hovick, Ohio State University (Biology Faculty Candidate: Community Ecology)
Feb. 19 – Biodiversity Science in the Anthropocene, Matthew Helmus, VU University Amsterdam (Biology Faculty candidate: Community Ecology)
Mar. 5 – Canceled because of weather; rescheduled to April 9
Mar. 19 – Does livestock market self-reporting fill the data gap on potentially disease transmitting cattle shipments?, Ian Carroll, Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University
Apr. 2 – Using biogeochemistry, microbial physiology, and the “omics” to understand the changing nitrogen cycle of the Pacific Ocean, Rachel Horak, Postdoctoral Education Fellow at the American Society for Microbiology
Apr. 9 – Neurodegenerative Disorders: The Role of Microglia and Astrocytes, Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, Georgetown University