This week’s EEB is a split session featuring two MSc candidates of the Queen’s University Department of Biology: Part One – Megan Snetsinger, Lougheed Lab Isolation of an endangered snake across a fragmented landscape Negative impacts of human activities on natural systems are pervasive. Human development has been linked with biodiversity loss worldwide through the fragmentation of native habitats, resulting inContinue reading “EEB SEMINAR – 24 MARCH”

EEB Seminar – 17 March

This week EEB welcomes Dr. Mike Webster of Cornell University who will present: Sexual Signals, Divergence, & Reproductive Isolation in Australian Fairy-wrens Sexual selection is generally thought to promote divergence between populations and potentially also lead to reproductive isolation (i.e., speciation), but the behavioral mechanisms underlying this process generally are not well understood. We are exploring these mechanismsContinue reading “EEB Seminar – 17 March”


This week EEB features our very own Dr. Bob Montgomerie who will lead a discussion regarding: #HandOfGod Recent scandals, retractions, and evidence of fraud or misconduct in science have brought a number of important issues to the forefront that I think are worh our attention. In this session I will briefly present some examples, butContinue reading “EEB SEMINAR – 10 MARCH”


This week EEB features Queen’s University Department of Biology postdoc Dr. Maggie Bartkowska who will present: Identifying causes of natural selection and assessing how asexual reproduction influences selection on genome-wide diversity. Selection is assumed to be a central process in nature. Although much effort has been made to quantify selection in nature, whether and how selection drivesContinue reading “EEB SEMINAR – 3 MARCH”


This week’s EEB is a split session featuring two MSc candidates of the Queen’s University Department of Biology: Part One – Rachael Hornsby, Tufts Lab Impacts of competitive fishing tournaments on Black Bass in the bay of Quinte and Eastern Lake Ontario  Black Bass are an economically important species for catch and release tournaments in North America. TheContinue reading “EEB SEMINAR – 25 FEBRUARY”

EEB SEMINAR – 11 February

This week EEB features graduate students of the Queen’s University Department of Biology who will present: A student perspective on PhD training in Biology at Queen’s On average, students take almost 5 years to complete a PhD, and of those who do successfully complete their program, fewer than 50% stay in academia. Unfortunately, most PhD programs do notContinue reading “EEB SEMINAR – 11 February”

EEB SEMINAR – 4 February

This week EEB welcomes back Queen’s alumna (PhD) Dr. Nicole Mideo of the University of Toronto who will present: Causes and consequences of variation in malaria infections Despite a wealth of biomedical research into the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, little is known about the basic biology of their etiological agents. For many parasites, we lack satisfying answers to questionsContinue reading “EEB SEMINAR – 4 February”

EEB Seminar – 28 January

This week EEB welcomes Dr. Emily Austen of the University of Ottawa who will present: Better to be young, early, or big? Disentangling the causes of selection on flowering time. Timing matters. In annual plants, for example, flowering time not only affects age at flowering, but also size at reproduction, and the quality of environment experienced (i.e.Continue reading “EEB Seminar – 28 January”

EEB Seminar – 21 January

This week EEB welcomes Dr. Gregory J Robertson of Environment Canada’s Wildlife Research Division in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, who will present: Research in support of the conservation and management of murres in the Northwest Atlantic Thick-billed and Common Murres are highly colonial seabirds that have a long relationship with humans throughout their circumpolar range. In the Northwest Atlantic they areContinue reading “EEB Seminar – 21 January”

EEB Seminar – 14 January

This week, EEB welcomes PhD candidate Casper Christiansen of the Queen’s Department of Biology and graduate of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, who will present: How do seasonal climatic changes affect litter and soil carbon and nutrient cycling in arctic tundra ecosystems? Climate change is leading to warmer temperatures and greater snowfall in Arctic regions. Microbial decomposition activities areContinue reading “EEB Seminar – 14 January”