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"The effect of host immune diversity on pathogen evolution"

January 31, 2022: Talia Karasov, University of Utah

"Ecological Forecasting: Toward A More Predictive And Societally-Relevant Science"

February 7, 2022: Michael Dietze, Boston University

"The global diversification of ants: treasure maps, trap-jaws, and the metaverse"

February 14, 2022: Even Economo, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

"Divergence and introgression in a rapid vertebrate radiation”

February 21, 2022: David Toews, Penn State

“Sourcing native seed for restoration in the United States"

February 28, 2022: Kayri Havens, Director of Plant Science and Conservation at the Chicago Botanic Garden

"Re-wilding the Earth, Re-wilding our lives"

March 3, 2022: Harry Greene, University of Texas at Austin and Cornell University

"Microbial Effects on Ecosystems in a Changing World"

March 7, 2022: Stephanie Kivlin, University of Tennessee

"How Many Tree Species are There in the Amazon"

 June 13, 2022: Domingos Cardoso, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

"Plant-Animal Interaction and Ecosystem Services in the Face of Global Changes"

August 22, 2022 Shalene Jha, The Univeristy of Texas at Austin

"Integrating data with theory to predict vegetation dynamics in a changing climate"

August 29, 2022 Caroline Farrior, The Univeristy of Texas at Austin

"Plant Population Responses to Environmental Variation"

September 19, 2022 Tom Miller, Rice University

"Playing with fire: microbial traits and responses governing community resilience following severe wildfire"

October 24, 2022 Mike wilkins, Colorado State University

"Multisensory communication in an African cichlid fish"

November 7, 2022 Karen Maruska, Louisiana State University

2021 Seminars

"Urbanization and the loss of functional diversity"

January 28, 2021: Daniel Sol of the Centre for Ecological Research

"Proximate mechanisms of species recognition in brood parasitic birds and their hosts"

February 1, 2021: Mark Hauber of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Ornaments, Enemies, and Sensory Filters in the Evolution of Communication Systems"

March 22, 2021: Ximena Bernal of Purdue University

"Why global warming is leading to earlier, not later, autumn leaf senescence in temperate trees"

March 28, 2021: Susanne Renner of Washington University, St. Louis

"Using natural history to inform the study of complex ecological systems: a case study of the coffee agroecosystem

April 5, 2021: Ivette Perfecto from the University of Michigan

"Sexual conflict, male ornamentation, and sex chromosome evolution in guppies"

April 12, 2021: Judith Mank from the University of British Colombia

"BERM, an eco-informatics approach for forecasting marsh plant vulnerability to sea level rise"

April 19, 2021: Jessica O'Connell of UT Marine Science Institute

"The underestimated protein coding potential of the mitochondrial genome"

April 26, 2021: Sophie Breton from the University of Montreal

"Biomechanics, trade-offs & the evolutionary diversification of animal weapons"

September 28, 2021: Christine Miller from the University of Florida

"Do novel insecticides pose a threat to bees?"

October 4, 2021: Harry Siviter, the University of Texas at Austin

"Anything but the species tree"

October 11, 2021: Liming Cai, the University of Texas at Austin

"The power of mom: Hormonal programming of offspring behavior and physiology"

October 18, 2021: Kristin Navarra, University of Georgia

2020 Seminars

"Sexual selection, female choice, and cognitive adaptation"

October 5, 2020: Carrie Branch of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

"Neglectful parents and dishonest offspring: How evolutionary conflicts shape communication and parental care in birds"

October 12, 2020: Shana Caro of the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Integrative Biology.  

"Discerning species and assemblage dynamics through a fuzzy lens: small mammals at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits"

October 26, 2020: Jessica Blois of the University of California -Merced

"Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Freshwater Mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) – Insights from Molecular Data"

November 2, 2020: Chase Smith of the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Integrative Biology.  

"What determines nitrogen-fixing tree abundance and fixation activity across space and time?"

November 16, 2020: Tom Bytnerowicz of the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Integrative Biology.  

"Living together on long and short time-scales: hosts and their microbes"

November 23, 2020: by Jessica Metcalf of Princeton University