EEB Seminar Nov 19th

Deciphering mechanisms of transcription regulation and their role in the biological embedding of experience Presented by: Dr Maria Aristizabal November 19th at 12:30pm EST Transcription is essential for life and in eukaryotes it is performed by one of several RNA polymerases (RNAP). Of these, RNAPII is responsible for the synthesis of all mRNAs and manyContinue reading “EEB Seminar Nov 19th”

QUBS Webinar and EEB Seminar

What does the Earth ask of us? Dr Robin Wall Kimmerer November 12th 12:30pm EST Abstract: We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant ofContinue reading “QUBS Webinar and EEB Seminar”

EEB Seminar Nov 5th

Ecological contexts of balancing selection in nature Presented by: Dr Lauren Carley November 5th at 12:30pm EST How genetic variation is maintained in the face of persistent natural selection is a central question in evolutionary biology. Neutral models of mutation-selection balance are possible, but do not explain intermediate-frequency polymorphisms that have been observed in manyContinue reading “EEB Seminar Nov 5th”

EEB Seminar Oct 29th

EEB Seminar: A broad-scale test of dispersal constraints on the northern range limit of a Pacific coastal dune plant Presented by: Mike Dungey from Queen’s University October 29th from 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST Species are expected to occur where environments allow populations to achieve self-replacement and be limited where biotic and abiotic conditions shift outsideContinue reading “EEB Seminar Oct 29th”

EEB Seminar Oct 22nd

EEB PRESENTS: Population genomic structure and hybridization of Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) in the Canadian Arctic Presented by: Emma Lachance Linklater October 22nd at 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST Climate change poses a significant threat to the future of Arctic ecosystems. To effectively conserve Arctic species, genetically differentiated populations must be defined for genetic variation toContinue reading “EEB Seminar Oct 22nd”

EEB Seminar Oct 15th

Chris Boccia Queen’s University ​will speak on Testing for convergent evolution in semi-aquatic Anolis lizards Oct. 15th at 12:30 – 1:30pm ET Anolis lizards are a textbook example of convergent evolution. Independent anole lineages on each of the Greater Antillean islands have converged on the same six ‘ecomorphs’, categories encompassing morphology, ecology, performance, and behaviour.  However, the majorityContinue reading “EEB Seminar Oct 15th”

EEB Seminar: Oct 8th

EEB SEMINAR: Making sound decisions: Singing mice as integrative models for adaptive display Presented by: Dr. Steve Phelps from the University of Texas October 8th 12:30-1:30pm ET By their very nature, animal displays are among the most conspicuous of all behaviors. They are designed to be noticed, but not without cost. The trade-offs between costsContinue reading “EEB Seminar: Oct 8th”

EEB Seminar: Oct 1st

Dr. Olivier Cotto Models of adaptation to climate change with complex life histories October 1st Climate warming has been the epitome of rapid global environmental changes induced by anthropogenic activities. The need to predict species responses to these challenges has been a strong motivation to develop the theory of adaptation to rapid and ongoing environmentalContinue reading “EEB Seminar: Oct 1st”

EEB Seminar: Sept 24th

EEB PRESENTS: Leslie Holmes Direct and indirect effects of host food quality on host life history, host susceptibility to parasitism, and parasitoid life history Thursday September 24th from 12:30-1:30 pm Ecological communities are complex, comprising species and environmental factors that are so entangled in their effects on one another that ecologists and evolutionary biologists willContinue reading “EEB Seminar: Sept 24th”