|KBS Eminent Ecologists|
The KBS Eminent Ecologists Series brings well-known ecologists and evolutionary biologists to KBS each summer to interact with KBS faculty, students and staff for week-long visits. The program began in Spring/Summer 1983 and has welcomed more than eighty distinguished speakers from around the globe to KBS (EE Speakers 1983-2013).
Each speaker gives one or more informal evening lectures, open to the public, and presented in conjunction with a graduate seminar, 'Current Topics in Ecology & Evolution' [ZOL/PLB/CSS 891]. Undergraduate and graduate students may enroll in the course for either 1 or 2 credits; students who plan to fully participate in the course and attend multiple seminars are encouraged to enroll for 2 credits. Enrollment is not required to attend seminars (but encouraged).
Students enrolled in the course participate in group discussions, individual meetings and field trips with the speakers where they can discuss their research interests and future plans. While the program is designed as a graduate seminar for students in residence at KBS, undergraduate or graduate students from MSU's main campus or from other institutions are encouraged to enroll and can take the course for 1 or 2 credits depending on their interest and involvement in course activities.
Seminars are held in the auditorium in the Academic Building of KBS and begin at 7:30 p.m.
The 2015 Eminent Ecologists will be:
May 18-22, 2015
Dr. Peter Adler Utah State University
Seminar 1: May 18, 2015
Really, really stable coexistence in plant communities: Evidence and implications
Seminar 2: May 20, 2015
A constructive critique of the ecological forecasting program
June 8-12, 2015
Dr. Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University
Seminar 1: June 8, 2015
The future of cities: addressing challenges from the collision of urbanization and climate change
Seminar 2: June 10, 2015
Stream ecosystem dynamics in deserts and cities
July 13-17, 2015
Dr. Nelson Hairston Jr., Cornell University
Seminar 1: July 13, 2015
Taking it easy in the fast lane: Prolonged dormancy meets rapid evolution in the plankton
Seminar 2: July 15, 2015
Eco-evolutionary dynamics in models, bottles & nature
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