Spring 2015 Seminars

Ecology (ECL) 290 - Student participatory seminars:

Ballard, Heidi       
CRN 30269, 2 units.        Wednesday, 5-7 pm, Room TBA              Phenology, Climate Change, and Citizen Science

Carey, James       
CRN 30254, 1 unit.          Wednesday, 4:10-5 pm, 366 Briggs        Video methods in population biology

Hull, Josh             
CRN 30278, 1-2 units      Thursday, 4:30pm, Room TBA                 A review of avian melanism studies: the ecological implications
                                                                                                                              of polymorphic species

Laca, Emilio         
CRN 30283, 2 units          Wednesday, 11:30am-1:00 pm              Approaches to statistical modeling in Ecology

Morgan, Steven   
CRN 30217, 1 unit           Tuesday, 12:10-1:00 pm                        Dispersal in a Changing Ocean

Moyle, Peter        
CRN 30253, 2 units          Monday, 9-11:00 am                              Reconciling an estuary: tidal wetland retoration in the SF Bay

Shapiro, Art         
CRN 30256, 2 units          Tuesday, 8:10-10:00pm                         Where the CA Flora Comes From

Young, Truman    
CRN 30259, 1-2 units       Day and time TBA                                  Species Interactions and Climate Change (lead by Katie Stuble)

ECL 298  - None

Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series Spring 2015



 Spring 2015

ECL 296 (CRN 70383) / PBG 292 (84754)

Thursdays, 4:10-5:30PM; 1003 Giedt Hall

April 2                  “Sexual selection and adaptive divergence with gene flow”
                              Reinhard Bürger, University of Vienna

                              Host: Sebastian Schreiber sschreiber@ucdavis.edu

April 9                  “Hidden consequences of living in my wormy world: insights of natural populations”
                              Vanessa Ezenwa, University of Georgia
                               Host: Meg Crowfoot mccrofoot@ucdavis.edu

April 16                “The evolution of cooperation and cooperative breeding”
                               Storer Lecturer: Tim Clutton-Brock, University of Cambridge
                               Host: Monique Borgerhoff Mulder mborgerhoffmulder@ucdavis.edu

April 23                  Co-sponsored by Biostatistics “From stage-structured population models to computational statistics
                               Perry de Valpine, University of California, Berkeley
                               Host: Sebastian Schreiber sschreiber@ucdavis.edu

April 30                  “Metrics for Conservation and Human Well-being: Monitoring the impacts of an international NGO ”
                                Madeleine Bottrill, Conservation International
                                Host: Mark Schwartz mwschwartz@ucdavis.edu

May 7                   “Wallace, Darwin, Hendrix, zebras and fairy tales”
                                Tim Caro, University of California, Davis

May 14                 “The role of sexual selection in speciation: an integrative perspective”
                                Rebecca Safran, University of Colorado, Boulder
                                Host: Gail Patricelli

May 21                 “From gliding ants to Andean hummingbirds: the evolution of animal flight evolution”
                                Robert Dudley, University of California, Berkeley
                                Host: Peter Wainwright pcwainwright@ucdavis.edu

May 28                 The causes and consequences of natural selection for speciation”
                                Robin Hopkins, Harvard University
                                Host: Gideon Bradburd gbradburd@ucdavis.edu

June 4                        Merton Love Award Speaker TBA



*Sponsored by: College of Biological Sciences, Department of Evolution and Ecology, Center for Population Biology, Graduate Group in Ecology, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, Department of Plant Sciences, Department of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, Center for Theoretical Ecology, Kearney foundation of Soil Sciences, Biological Invasions & IGERT REACH and John Muir Institute for the Environment.


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