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Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held Friday in Stack 237 at 10:45 AM. Please contact the seminar committee (seminar-committee@kbs.msu.edu) if you have questions.


May 19 - Jennifer Rudgers, University of New Mexico (Eminent Ecologist Series)

Title: Ecological dynamics and consequences of mutualisms: Small fungi with big impact


May 21 - Ken Whitney, University of New Mexico (Eminent Ecologist Series)

Title: The role of hybridization in biological invasions: general patterns and an experimental evolution study in sunflowers


June 9 - Dr. Peter Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Eminent Ecologist Series)

Title: Snow is good, worms are bad: Climate change, invasive species, and ecosystem services in forests


June 11 - Dr. Peter Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Eminent Ecologist Series)

Title: Ecological homogenization of urban America


July 7 - Dr. Andy Gonzalez, McGill University (Eminent Ecologist Series)

Title: Evolutionary resilience: Can evolution rescue populations and communities in the context of environmental change?


July 9 - Dr. Andy Gonzalez, McGill University (Eminent Ecologist Series)

Title: From science to solutions: Applying network ecology for the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in fragmented landscapes and a warming climate.


Research Seminar Schedule

Seminar - Kai Wirtz

Friday Sep. 5th

Title: “What is this rythm? The multiscale nature of ecological dynamics and its roots in adaptation and ontogeny”

Host: Klausmeier

Seminar - Mark McCarthy

Friday Sep. 12th

Title: “Lake Fever: eutrophication and the Tragically (Un)Hip Role of Nitrogen”

Host: Hamilton

Seminar - TBA

Friday Sep. 19th

Host: Getty

Seminar - Katie Suding

Friday Sep. 26th

Title: Species Interactions and how they influence response to environmental change: learning from the world above trees

Host: Gross

No Seminar - Faculty Retreat

Friday Oct. 3rd


Seminar - Michael Jones

Friday Oct. 10th
Title: "Making good decisions in an uncertain world: the risky business of fishery management"
Host: Gross

Seminar - Tadashi Fukami

Friday Oct. 17th

Historical contingency in community assembly: an obstacle or opportunity?

Host: Evans

Seminar - David Post

Friday Oct. 24th

The tail of two fish: importance of intraspecific variation for community and ecosystem ecology

Host: Mittelbach

Seminar - Ivette Perfecto

Friday Oct. 31st


Biodiversity, complexity and pest control: a case study from the coffee agroecosystem

Host: Hosts: Hamilton/Snapp

Seminar - Lisa Tiemann

Friday Nov. 7th

Host: Snapp

Seminar - Jim Grace

Friday Nov. 14th

Can abstracting systems as causal networks resolve the most persistent debate in ecology?

Host: Gross

Seminar - Vincent Denef

Friday Nov. 21st

Title: Do invasive zebra mussels alter structure of and carbon processing by bacterioplankton communities in lakes?

Host: Litchman

Seminar - Sandy Marquart-Pyatt

Friday Dec. 5th

Host: Stuart

Seminar - Brian McGill

Friday Jan. 16th

Host: Klausmeier

Seminar - Kendi Davies

Friday Jan. 23rd


Seminar - Mark Urban

Friday Jan. 30th

Host: Klausmeier

Seminar - Kathie Weathers

Friday Feb. 6th

Host: Hamilton