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Fall 2012

Unless otherwise noted below, seminars are held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in Room 303 Shoemaker Hall

Sep. 7

Dr. Willow Lindsay, Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Biology, University of Mississippi
“Plumage and Promiscuity: How testosterone regulates breeding phenotype in a tropical songbird, the red-backed fairy-wren”

Sep. 14

Andrew Snyder and Reese Worthington, Department of Biology, University of Mississippi
“An introduction to the biodiversity of Iwokrama and Surama, Guyana”

Sep. 21

Dr. Paul Sikkel, Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University
“Ecology of host-parasite interactions on Caribbean coral reefs”

Sep. 28

Dr. John Kiss, Dean of Graduate School and Department of Biology, University of Mississippi
“New insights into phototropism from experiments on the International Space Station”

Oct. 5

Dr. Sara Patterson, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Abscission, dehiscence, digestibility and other forms of cell separation in plants”

Oct. 12

Jamie Wood, Department of Biology, University of Mississippi
“Mechanisms controlling repo transcription” (prospectus seminar)

Oct. 19

Dr. Kate Centellas, Department of Sociology & Anthropology and Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi
“Snakes on the Altiplano: Geography, Culture, and Knowledge at the Bolivian Antivenin Laboratory”

Oct. 26

Erick Baur, Integrated Environmental & Wildlife Managment Services SA
“Community-based Natural Resource Management in the Maya Biosphere Reserve”

Nov. 2

Dr. Rodney Dyer, Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University
“The graph-theoretic shape of genetic structure: Applications for evolutionary and conservation biology”

Nov. 9

Dr. Brian Scheffler, Director, USDA Mid South Area Genomics Laboratory
“Next-generation sequencing: Its impact on agriculture with a special look at rice”

Nov. 16

Dr. James Anderson, University of Mississippi Field Station
“Evidence against cuticular hydrocarbons as nestmate recognition cues in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta – The painted ant and beyond”