Fall 2017

Date Seminar (All seminars are in 303 Shoemaker at 2:00pm unless specified)
Aug. 25 No Seminar
Sept. 1 No Seminar
Sept. 8 Dr. Marcella Kelly, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, “Non-invasive sampling reveals insights into carnivore co-existence in forested ecosystems” (Hosted by: Dr. Richard Buchholz)
Sept. 8,     3:30pm Victoria Monette, M.S. student thesis prospectus, “Ecological Factors Associated with Habitat Use of Baird’s Tapirs (Tapirus bairdii)” (Dr. Richard Buchholz)
Sept. 15 Dr. Leslie Rissler, NSF Program Officer, “Broader Impacts: Speaking Evolution and Gender Issues in Science ” (Hosted by: Dr. Ryan Garrick)
Sept. 18,   Monday, 3pm Sarah Russell, M.S. student thesis prospectus, “Patterns in the Dragonfly Microbiome through Life Stages and Its Ability to Harbor Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria” (Dr. Colin Jackson)
Sept. 22 Dr. Ben Sikes, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, “The potential for feedbacks between fire and soil biota in pyrogenic ecosystems” (Hosted by: Dr. Stephen Brewer)
Sept. 29 Dr. Maheshi Dassanayake, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, “seminar title TBA(Hosted by: Dr. Sarah Liljegren)
Oct. 6 Dr. David Hillis, Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Integrative Biology, “Applications of the Tree of Life” (Hosted by: BISC 160 team)
Oct. 13 Dr. Andy Alverson, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Dept. of Biological Sciences, “Illuminating diatom dark matter: Evolution and diversification of a hyperdiverse eukaryotic lineage” (Hosted by: Drs. Ryan Garrick & Beckie Symula)
Oct. 20 Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, Biologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, Natl Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, “Applications of genomic and phylogenomic methods to combat antibiotic resistant gonorrhea” (Hosted by: Drs. Ryan Garrick & Beckie Symula)
Oct. 27  OPEN
Oct. 30, Monday, 3pm Matt Pintar, Ph.D. student dissertation defense, “Risk, reward, and the role of habitat selection on community dynamics in temporary ponds”, (Dr. William Resetarits)
Nov. 3 Dr. Hal Halvorson, Postdoc, University of Southern Mississippi, Dept. of Biological Sciences, “Blurry boundaries between green and brown: directions, magnitudes, and mechanisms of algal priming of litter decomposition ” (Hosted by: Dr. Colin Jackson)
Nov. 10 Dr. Kim Terrell, Director of Research and Conservation, Memphis Zoo, “seminar title TBA(Hosted by: Dr. Richard Buchholz)
Nov. 17 Dr. John Thompson, Professor, University of California at Santa Cruz, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, “What have we learned in recent years about the process of coevolution?” (Hosted by: Drs. Jason Hoeksema and Erik Hom)
Nov. 24 Thanksgiving – No Seminar
Nov. 27, Monday, 3pm Andrew Snyder, Ph.D student dissertation defense, “Biodiversity and Evolution in the Guiana Shield, South America ” (Hosted by: Dr. Brice Noonan)
Nov. 29, Wednesday, 2pm Reese Worthington, Ph.D student dissertation defense, “A Review of the Serica (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Mexico, Canada, and the western United States” (Hosted by: Dr. Brice Noonan)
Dec. 1 Dr. Seth Bordenstein, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University, Depts. of Biological Science and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, “The Microbial Basis of Animal Speciation” (Hosted by: Dr. Erik Hom)

Please contact Ryan Garrick (rgarrick@olemiss.edu) and Beckie Symula (resymula@olemiss.edu)  in the Department of Biology to schedule an appointment with a speaker. Page last updated 8/17/17.

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