|2013-2014 KBS Seminars|
Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held Friday in Stack 237 at 10:45 AM. Please contact the seminar committee (email@example.com) if you have questions.
KBS Fall 2013 Seminars
Sept. 6 – Jessica Miesel, Michigan State University
Title: Forest management and climate effects on fire regimes in North American forests: a belowground perspective
Sept. 13 – Scott Stark, Michigan State University
Title: Linking canopy structure with forest dynamics to remotely detect the ecology of the Amazon
Sept. 20 – Pejman Rohani, University of Michigan
Title: Comparative phylodynamics of Influenza A viruses
Sept. 27 – Ford Denison, University of Minnesota
Title: Darwinian agriculture: Evolutionary tradeoffs as opportunities
Oct. 4 – Bryan Foster, University of Kansas
Title: Long-term experiments in grassland community dynamics: What have we learned?
Oct. 9 (Wednesday) - Bill Fagan, University of Maryland
Title: Experience, coordination, and long distance movement: How learning and memory influence animal migration
Oct. 18 – James Grace, USGS
Title: Learning about the inner workings of natural systems using structural equations
Oct. 25 – Kevin Lafferty, USGS, UC Santa Barbara
Title: Parasites and food webs
Nov. 1 – Christopher Dick, University of Michigan
Nov. 8 – John Kelly, Loyola University Chicago
Nov. 15 – Tom X. Miller, Rice University
Title: Ecological interactions of plants through the lens of demography
Nov. 22 – Jay Zarnetske, Michigan State University
Title: Going with the flow: Revealing how hidden watershed ecotones and river flows control carbon and nitrogen dynamics?
Dec. 6 – John Vandermeer, University of Michigan
Title: The ecology of pest and disease management in coffee production in Mexico
KBS Spring 2014 Seminars
Jan. 17 – Nancy Emery, Purdue University
Title: Niche evolution and ecological specialization in Lasthenia.
Jan. 24 – Jennifer Blesh, University of Michigan
Title: 'Brasilience': Assessing resilience on smallholder farms in Mato Grosso, Brazil
Jan. 31 - Yann Hautier, University of Minnesota
Title: Globally distributed experiments to shed light on global changes in grasslands.
Feb. 7 – Kathleen Weathers, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Science
Title: Cloud, fog and the maintenance of ecosystems: Mist opportunities?
Feb. 14 – Student Invited Speaker: Thomas Whitham, Northern Arizona University
Feb. 21 – Maria Servedio, University of North Carolina
Title: The evolution of male mate choice under polygyny
Feb. 28 – Paul Falkowski, Rutgers University
Mar. 14 - Phoebe Zarnetske, Michigan State University
Title: Climate change and biotic interactions: Insights from big data and long-term experiments
Mar. 21 – Tim Griffin, Tufts University
Mar. 28 – Os Schmitz, Yale University
Apr. 4 - Kathryn Docherty, Western Michigan University
Title: Climate change influences on the impact of fire on soil microbial communities in a California annual grassland.
Apr. 11 - Ingrid Parker, UC Santa Cruz
Titel: Do legacy effects of an invasive shrub limit reforestation success in the Pacific Northwest?
Apr. 18 - Rick Relyea, University of Pittsburgh
Apr. 25 - Paul Fine, UC Berkeley
Title: Natural enemies, chemical defense divergence and the evolution of habitat specialization in Amazonian Protium (Burseraceae) trees