The KBS Eminent Ecologist Seminar brings well-known ecologists and evolutionary biologists to KBS each summer to interact with KBS faculty, students and staff for week-long visits. This year’s speakers include Dr. Francesca Cotrufo, Dr. Keith Paustian, and Dr. Taylor Ricketts (KBS Eminent Ecologists 2020). The program began in Spring/Summer 1983 and has welcomed more than eighty distinguished speakers from around the globe to KBS (Eminent Ecologists 1983-2019).
‘Current Topics in Ecology & Evolution’ [ZOL/PLB/CSS 891] include scientists who work on a variety of important topics in ecology and evolutionary biology (see below). For more information about the course, how to enroll, or to schedule a meeting with a speaker, please contact the Graduate Teaching Assistant, Meredith Zettlemoyer (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the instructor, Dr. Nick Haddad (email@example.com).
Seminars are held in the auditorium in the Academic Building of KBS and begin at 5:00 p.m. Seminars are streamed live and recorded. The live stream is available to MSU participants via Zoom Online Meeting software: Seminar Stream Information.
Eminent Ecologists for 2020
Francesa Cotrufo, PhD, Colorado State University
Professor, Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences
Dates: June 1-5, 2020
Keith Paustian, PhD, Colorado State University
Professor, Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Dates: June 1-5, 2020
Taylor Ricketts, PhD, University of Vermont
Director, Gund Institute for Environment
Dates: June 29 – July 3, 2020
How to Enroll
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.