EEB Seminar Dr. Emily Choy (McGill University) Marine predators as sentinels of environmental change in Arctic ecosystems March 4th 12:30-1:30pm ET Arctic ecosystems are undergoing rapid change, and long-lived top predators are considered sentinels of the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. Beaufort Sea beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) and thick-billed murres (Uria lomvia) inContinue reading

EEB Seminar Daniel Gillis (University of Toronto) Citizen science reveals songbird spring migration arrival time is advancing more for efficient fliers February 25th 12:30-1:30pm ET Shifting phenology in response to climate change has been documented for many taxa worldwide. Several migratory bird species are arriving at their breeding regions earlier, which can lead to trophicContinue reading

EEB Seminar Dr. Lindsay Miles (University of Toronto) Gene flow and genetic drift in urban environments February 18th 12:30-1:30pm ET We currently live in the Anthropocene, where humans have a drastic impact on ecosystems. One of the ways that we alter ecosystems is through urbanization, the building of cities. This new urban ecosystem has theContinue reading

EEB SEMINAR Dr. Geetha Thimmegowda (National Centre for Biological Sciences) The effect of air pollution on insects Feb 11th 12:30-1:30pm ET While the impact of air pollution on human health is well studied, mechanistic impacts of air pollution on wild systems, including those providing essential ecosystem services, are largely unknown, but directly impact our healthContinue reading

EEB SEMINAR René S. Shahmohamadloo from Guelph University The toxicology of microcystins in freshwater organisms of the Great Lakes  Feb 4th 12:30-1:30pm ET Harmful algal blooms dominated by Microcystis aeruginosa are causing ecological and socio-economic disturbances to freshwater ecosystems, in particular the Great Lakes, through the production of microcystin toxins, which can cause disease-related effects in freshwaterContinue reading

EEB seminar: Dr. Kate Laskowski “You are unique, just like everyone else: What clonal fish can tell us about behavioral individuality” January 28th 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET Individual behavioral variation is ubiquitous across the animal kingdom. Explaining the continued generation and maintenance of such variation is a fundamental goal in behavioral and evolutionary ecology. OurContinue reading

EEB seminar: Dr. Manas Samant Investigating the interaction between inter-locus and intra-locus sexual conflict using hemiclonal analysis in Drosophila melanogaster January 21st 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET Divergence in the evolutionary interests of males and females leads to sexual conflict. Traditionally, sexual conflict has been classified into two types: inter-locus sexual conflict (IeSC) and intra-locus sexual conflictContinue reading

EEB SEMINAR Dr. Blake Jones Bennington CollegeUnderstanding complex sociality: Field-based and meta-analytic approaches Jan 14th 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET Welcome back! We kick off the Winter EEB Seminar Series next week with Dr. Blake Jonesfrom Bennington College, hosted by the Bonier lab. Dr. Jones studies the underlying mechanisms of development, sociality, learning, and memory in free-living animals.Continue reading

EEB Seminar Dec 10

Ecology and evolution of mate choice in wild plant populations Presented by Dr. Catherine Rushworth hosted by Friedman Lab Dec 10th 12:30 – 1:30 pm ET (email for Zoom link) The choice of “who to mate with” has profound consequences for organisms and populations alike, determining not only phenotypes and trait expression within an individual,Continue reading “EEB Seminar Dec 10”