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 via Contact Form 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.
2017 – 2018 Weekly Research Seminar Speakers
|Date||Seminar Speaker||Institution||Title||KBS Host|
|09/01/2017||Spencer Hall||Indiana University||"Traits and the ecology of disease: Heat, sex, doom, and rescue"||Elena Litchman|
|09/08/2017||Carla Caceres||University of Illinois||"Testing connections between growth rate, sexual reproduction and disease along ecological gradients"||Elena Litchman|
|09/15/2017||Sandy Marquart-Pyatt||Michigan State University||"How environmental contexts affect human decisions and behaviors"||Kay Gross/Adam Reimer|
|09/22/2017||Nina Lany||Michigan State University||"Incorporating the context dependence of species interactions into species distribution models"||Chris Klausmeier/Elena Litchman|
|9/29/2017||Lars Brudvig||Michigan State University||"Toward prediction in restoration ecology"||Jen Lau|
|10/6/2017||David Inouye||University of Maryland - College Park||"The effects of global and regional climate on phenology of wildflowers and animals in the Rocky Mountains" (This talk will be given on main campus at the Kellogg Center, Room Big Ten C)||Neville Millar|
|10/13/2017||Fred Provenza||Utah State University||"Restoring broken linkages among plants, herbivores, and humans"||Santiago Utsumi|
|10/20/2017||Lixin Wang||Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis||"Ecohydrology in water-stressed environments - an isotope perspective"||Sarah Evans|
|10/27/2017||Rob Fletcher||University of Florida||"Novel prey for native predator traps"|
*EEBB seminar on campus on Oct. 26: "Solving the habitat fragmentation debate"
|Jen Lau/Lars Brudvig|
|11/3/2017||Anne Pringle||University of Wisconsin||"Life and death in a Petersham cemetery: Dispersal and demography among fungi"|
*EEBB seminar on campus on Nov. 2: "Reverse ecology: Using genomes to understand the natural histories of micro-organisms"
|11/10/2017||Craig Osenberg||University of Georgia||"Life and death on a coral reef"|
*EEBB seminar on Nov. 9: "Ecological meta-analysis: Conceptual challenges and applications"
|11/17/2017||Linda Prokopy||Purdue University||"Useful to usable: A retrospective look at successes and challenges in communicating climate change in agriculture"||Adam Reimer/Phil Robertson|
|12/1/2017||Nate Sanders||University of Vermont||"A globally distributed experiment to elucidate the links between biodiversity change and climate change in mountains around the world"|
*EEBB seminar on Nov. 30: "Using m2 plots, mechanistic experiments, and macroecological models to understand biodiversity in a changing world"
|12/8/2017||Mariah Meek||Michigan State University||"The power of using genomics to address problems in conservation"||Sarah Fitzpatrick|
|12/15/2017||Phil Robertson||Michigan State University||"Whither biofuels? Nextgen priorities for GLBRC sustainability research"|
|1/12/2018||Chris Klausmeier||Michigan State University - Kellogg Biological Station||"Trait-based approaches to ecology"|
|1/26/2018||Cliff Kraft||Cornell University||"Adirondack fisheries in an ecosystem context"||Sarah Fitzpatrick|
|2/2/2018||Nancy Emery||University of Colorado||"The joint evolution of dispersal and species' ranges"||Jen Lau|
|2/9/2018||Clarence Lehman||University of Minnesota||"Ecology of the Anthropocene"||Nick Haddad|
|2/16/2018||Sara Syswerda||Pierce Cedar Creek Institute||"Engineering an intervention: Designing a system to improve elementary science education in rural Southwest Michigan"||Nick Haddad|
|2/23/2018||Jen Lau||Michigan State University - Kellogg Biological Station|
|3/2/2018||Charlyn Partridge||Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University||"Petite and perilous: Assessment of invasive baby's breath (Gypsophila paniculata) in Michigan sand dunes"||Elena Litchman|
|3/16/2018||Sarah Emery||University of Louisville||"Soil mycorrhizal and nematode communities in perennial bioenergy cropping systems"||Kay Gross|
|3/23/2018||Frances Trail||Michigan State University||"Dissecting microbial community function in a 3-crop rotation under different land management strategies"||Sarah Evans|
|3/30/2018||Mike Kaspari||University of Oklahoma||"Using the abiotic template -- temperature, water, and biogeochemistry -- to predict the biogeography of ant communities"||Chris Klausmeier|
|4/6/2018||Sheril Kirshenbaum||ScienceDebate||"Communicating science"||Kara Haas|
|4/13/2018||James Bever||University of Kansas||"Microbiome effects on plant diversity and community structure: Evidence and implications"||Lukas Bell-Dereske|
|4/20/2018||Kabir Peay||Stanford University||"Dynamic microbial landscapes and their consequences"||Sarah Evans|
|4/27/2018||James O'Dwyer||University of Illinois||"Modeling large systems of consumers, producers and resources"||Chris Klausmeier|