School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Dr. Elizabeth CroneSchool of Biological Sciences Seminar
April 6, 2017 - 3:30 pm in Hamilton 112

Dr. Elizabeth Crone
Tufts University, Department of Biology

"Combining Models and Data to Set Guidelines for Butterfly Conservation"

Conservation managers often need to set general guidelines for habitat management and species recovery.  Typical metrics for planning include knowing the minimum area needed to support a population and the rate at which a population will expand through heterogeneous landscapes.  I will show examples of how we have combined general theoretical models with demography and movement data to estimate these metrics for butterfly populations of conservation concern.  I will discuss some implications of these case studies for conservation, and also their implications for making theoretical models more relevant to conservation planning.

Hosted by Dr. Brigitte Tenhumberg
Supported in part by the UNL Research Council

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School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Seminars are on Thursdays at 3:30 pm in Hamilton Hall 112 on the UNL City Campus.

The School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series is a weekly series presented by invited speakers and UNL faculty to showcase current research advances in biological sciences. All School of Biological Sciences Seminars are free and open to the public.

SPRING 2017

January 19 -- Angélica González, Rutgers University, Department of Biology

"Structure and dynamics of ancient and modern food webs in a changing world"
Hosted by Dr. John DeLong

February 16 -- Jacques Izard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Food Science & Technology

"Human Microbiome Stability and Association with Cancer"
Hosted by Dr. Qingsheng Li

February 23 -- Sokol Todi, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Departments of Neurology & Pharmacology

"Ubiquitin Proteases in Normal Physiology and in Disease"
Hosted by Dr. David Woodman and Biology Club
  4th Annual Biology Undergraduate Alumnus Seminar

March 2 -- Tom Miller, Rice University, BioSciences

"Population Dynamics of Plants in Stochastic Environments"
Hosted by Dr. Johannes Knops

March 9 -- Amanda Larracuente, University of Rochester, Department of Biology

“Intragenomic Conflict in Drosophila: Meiotic Drive and Satellite DNA”
Hosted by Dr. Colin Meiklejohn

March 16, 2 pm -- David Bisaro, The Ohio State University, Department of Molecular Genetics

“Regulation of Transcription and Translation: Insights from Geminivirus-Host Interactions”
Hosted by Dr. Antony Starace
Special Seminar - note time and location change! 2:00 pm in Hamilton Hall 102

March 16 -- Justin Yeakel, University of California, Merced, School of Natural Sciences

“Extinction, Cope's Rule, and the Dynamics of Starvation and Recovery”
Hosted by Dr. Daizaburo Shizuka

March 30 -- Michael Herman, Kansas State University, Division of Biology

“Genetic basis of C. elegans interactions with the bacterial pathogen Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Hosted by Dr. Antony Starace
Special Seminar

April 6 -- Elizabeth Crone, Tufts University, Department of Biology

"Combining Models and Data to Set Guidelines for Butterfly Conservation"
Hosted by Dr. Brigitte Tenhumberg
Supported in part by the UNL Research Council

April 13, 2 pm -- Jason Bond, Auburn University, Department of Biological Sciences

“From the Devonian to the Neogene:  Using genomics-based approaches to disentangling the Spider Tree of Life”
Hosted by Dr. Antony Starace
Special Seminar - note time and location change! 2:00 pm in Hamilton Hall 102

April 13 -- Brian Lazzaro, Cornell University, Department of Entomology

"Physiological Complexity in Drosophila-Pathogen Interactions"
Hosted by Justin Buchanan and GCMB Graduate Students
Prather Lecture

April 20 -- Christopher Balakrishnan, East Carolina University, Department of Biology

"From A to Zebra Finch: Evolutionary and Functional Genomics in Songbirds"
Hosted by Emily Hudson and EEB Graduate Students
Lamb Lecture

April 27 -- Michael Nachman, University of California Berkeley, Integrative Biology

"Gene Regulation and the Genetic Basis of Speciation and Adaptation in House Mice, Mus Musculus"
Hosted by Dr. Jay Storz

Biotechnology/Life Science Seminar Series

The Biotechnology/Life Sciences Seminar is a weekly series sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology that features experts in biotechnology and life sciences and promoted collaborative opporunties for UNL researchers.

Seminars are on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in Beadle Center E103 (1901 Vine Street).

Refreshments served 3:30 pm.

SPRING 2017

Full Schedule

CANCELLED: March 15 -- James Carrington, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

"RNA Silencing and Antiviral Defense"
Hosted by Dr. Bin Yu, School of Biological Sciences

April 5 -- Amy Schmid, Duke University

"TBD"
Hosted by Dr. Paul Blum, School of Biological Sciences

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