EEB Seminar: May 1st

Julia Duszczyszyn will talk on Precious sperm and nurturing females: reversing stereotypes about fertilization biology at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) When we think about sexual selection, we are drawn to colourful examples of male combat, colouration, courtship dances, songs, nuptial gifts, and the list goes on and on. We all know whatContinue reading “EEB Seminar: May 1st”

EEB Seminar: April 17th

Dr. Shannon McCauley will talk on Assessing the interactions between local and regional processes in freshwater metacommunities at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) The structure of ecological communities can be affected by both local processes occurring within habitats and by regional processes including the connectivity between habitats, shaped by both landscape structure andContinue reading “EEB Seminar: April 17th”

EEB Seminar: April 10th

Dr. Hugh Henry will talk on Production and nutrient cycling in temperate ecosystems: how winter climate matters at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Climate exerts strong controls over plant growth and nutrient cycling, but the mechanisms underlying climate responses have mainly been studied over the growing season. However, winter processes can also playContinue reading “EEB Seminar: April 10th”

EEB Seminar: April 3rd

Kristina Arseneau will talk on Acidification & Climate Warming: Understanding Biological Recovery in Multiple Stressor Environments at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Lakes in North America and Europe are undergoing chemical recovery from acidification and there is consequently a pressing research need to define recovery targets for acidified sites. Researchers attempting to designateContinue reading “EEB Seminar: April 3rd”

EEB Seminar: March 27th

Catherine Duguay will talk on Genetic architecture and sexual conflict in the life-history of Drosophila at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) While males and females of a species ‘share’ homologous traits with a common genetic basis, sex-specific selection on these traits can shift the sexes away from their phenotypic optima, inhibiting the evolutionContinue reading “EEB Seminar: March 27th”

EEB Seminar: March 20th

Dr. Steve Lougheed will provide… Musings from Australia at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) This week EEB is a little different. Steve, recently returned from Australia, will be supplying everyone with plenty of pictures, stories, and life lessons from his travels. So come out, we’ll ply you with good food and strong coffee,Continue reading “EEB Seminar: March 20th”

EEB Seminar: March 13th

Clay Cressler will talk on Adaptive genome evolution in salamanders: a phylogenetic perspective at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) Salamanders have the largest and most variable genome sizes of all of the vertebrates, and the largest among all animals other than lungfishes. Additionally, there is a wide range of metamorphic strategies across theContinue reading “EEB Seminar: March 13th”

EEB Seminar: March 6th

Maren Vitousek will talk on Sex, stress, and success: investigating the evolutionary causes and consequences of variation in the acute stress response at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) From taking shelter in extreme weather, to reducing parental behavior in the presence of predators, to coping with injury, the ways in which organisms respondContinue reading “EEB Seminar: March 6th”

EEB Seminar: February 27th

Emma Greig will talk on Strategic signaling and the evolution of predator-elicited displays in Australian fairy-wrens at 12:30 in the EEB lounge (BioSciences 4338) The social context in which signals are given may suggest a lot about their function, but some contexts are more complicated than they appear. The dynamics of antipredator signaling and conspecificContinue reading “EEB Seminar: February 27th”