Weekly research seminars offer both MSU and visiting scientists the opportunity to present research on a timely topic.
Unless otherwise noted, weekly research seminars are held Friday in Stack 237 at 10:45 AM.
Please contact the seminar committee (email@example.com) if you have questions.
At KBS we make a practice of webcasting the KBS Seminar series. If you are affiliated with MSU and you would like to watch remotely as the seminar is being streamed live, you can acquire (and save) a link to watch the webcast by visiting the protected KBS Seminar Webcast page.
2016 – 2017 Weekly Research Seminar Speakers
|Date||Seminar Speaker||Institution||Title||KBS Host|
|9/9/2016||Carol Shennan||University of California - Santa Cruz||"Challenges in designing sustainable food production systems"||Phil Robertson/Kay Gross|
|9/16/2016||Pat Soranno||Michigan State University||"Ecology in the 21st century: Team-based, data-intensive, and open"||Phil Robertson|
|9/23/2016||Forest Isbell||University of Minnesota||"Nutrient enrichment, biodiversity loss and consequent declines in ecosystem functioning and stability" |
*EEBB seminar on Sept. 22: "Consequences of biodiversity loss for ecosystem functioning, stability, and services"
|Jen Lau/Kay Gross|
|9/30/2016||Sarah Fitzpatrick||KBS||"Testing the effects of gene flow on adaptation, fitness, and demography in wild populations"|
|10/7/2016||Ken Locey||Indiana University||"Predicting microbial biodiversity from microscopic to global scales"||Chris Klausmeier|
|10/14/2016||Jeff Conner||Michigan State University/Kellogg Biological Station||"Origins and adaptations of weedy and crop radish"|
|10/21/2016||Beth Norman||Michigan State University||"Nitrogen limitation in freshwater ecosystems: Considering assimilatory and dissimilatory pathways"||Steve Hamilton/Dustin Kincaid|
|10/28/2016||Ingo Braasch||Michigan State University||"Man is but a fish: Spotted gar illuminates the genomic basis of vertebrate evolution"||Tom Getty|
|11/4/2016||Carrie Masiello||Rice University||"Synthetic biology tools to understand microbial behavior in soils: A biogeochemistry perspective"||Phil Robertson|
|11/11/2016||Winsor Lowe||University of Montana||Gary Mittelbach/Sarah Fitzpatrick|
|11/18/2016||John Crawford||U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)||"Carbon cycling in human-dominated rivers: The challenge of scale"||Steve Hamilton/Dustin Kincaid|
|12/2/2016||Devin Bloom||Western Michigan University||"Transitions between marine and freshwater in fish: Evolutionary pattern and process"||Doug Schemske|
|12/9/2016||Anurag Agrawal||Cornell University||*EEBB seminar on Dec. 8|
KBS seminar: "What we know and don't know about conservation of monarch butterflies"
|Jen Lau/Jeff Conner|
|1/13/2017||Meha Jain||University of Michigan||"Using satellite data to improve yields in smallholder systems"||Bruno Basso|
|1/20/2017||Jared Ali||Penn State University||"Multi-trophic interactions and the chemical ecology of plant defenses in above and below ground contexts"||Sarah Evans|
|1/27/2017||Santiago Ramirez||University of California - Davis||"Pollinator-mediated reproductive isolation in Gongora orchids"|
*EEBB seminar on Jan. 26
|2/3/2017||Gideon Bradburd||Michigan State University||"Patterns of genetic variation in space"||Jeff Conner|
|2/10/2017||Marie-Anne de Graaff||Boise State University||"At the root of sustainable bioenergy: Using genetic variation in root traits to maximize soil carbon sequestration and biomass yields"||Sarah Evans/Tayler Chicoine|
|2/17/2017||Matt Schrenk||Michigan State University||"Biogeography of the serpentinite subsurface microbiome"||Sarah Evans/Robert Logan|
|2/24/2017||Elizabeth Archie||University of Notre Dame||"Social behavior, health and fitness in wild baboons"|
*EEBB seminar on 2/23/2017
EEBB seminar: "Puzzles of animal microbiomes"
|3/3/2017||Jed Sparks||Cornell University||"Using isotopes to help answer tough ecological questions"||Phil Robertson/Ilya Gelfand|
|3/17/2017||Ben Winger||University of Michigan||"Evolutionary dynamics of avian migration and dispersal"||Sarah Fitzpatrick|
|3/24/2017||Jeff Diez||University of California - Riverside||"A hidden dimension of global change: How are fungi responding to climate change?"|
*EEBB seminar on March 23
|Jen Lau/Chris Klausmeier/Elena Litchman|
|3/31/2017||Janneke Hills Ris Lambers||University of Washington||"High mountain wildflower phenology: documenting climate change responses using multiple approaches" |
*EEBB seminar on 3/30/2017
|4/7/2017||Barrett Klein||University of Wisconsin - La Crosse||"Insects Incorporated: Cultural entomology online"||Tom Getty|
|4/14/2017||Marjorie Weber||Michigan State University||"Tiny bodyguards: The evolutionary ecology of plant-arthropod defense mutualisms"||Jeff Conner|
|4/21/2017||Anne Pringle||University of Wisconsin||"LIfe and death in a Petersham cemetary: Disperal and demography among fungi"|
*EEBB seminar on 4/20/2017
|4/28/2017||Jon Shurin||University of California - San Diego||"Climate and regulation of mountain lake ecosystems by predators and resources"|
*EEBB seminar on 4/27/2017