Dr. Ken Feeley

School of Biological Science Seminar

September 4, 2014 - 3:30 pm in Hamilton Hall 112

Dr. Ken Feeley
Florida International University, Department of Biological Sciences

"Running From the Heat: Can tropical forests shift their distributions to remain at equilibrium with climate?"

Species are predicted to shift their distributions, or "migrate", in response to climate change. While a growing number of studies have documented climate-driven species migrations, virtually no information exists for tropical species. This is despite the fact that the tropics house the majority of Earth's species and many of these species are believed to be especially sensitive to climate change. In this talk, I present evidence of species migrations in tropical tree species from the Peruvian Andes, a Central American volcano and the lowland Amazonian rainforests.  I discuss the implications of these migrations and the fact that range shifts are generally not fast enough to keep pace with warming.

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

The School of Biological Sciences Seminar 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.

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

Coffee and cookie reception served 3:00 pm in Manter Hall 103.

FALL 2014
September 4 -- Ken Feeley, Florida International University

"Running From the Heat: Can tropical forests shift their distributions to remain at equilibrium with climate?"
Hosted by Dr. Sabrina Russo

September 11 -- Robert Dudley, University of California-Berkeley

"From Gliding Ants to Andean Hummingbirds: The Evolution of Animal Flight Performance"
Hosted by Dr. Eileen Hebets

September 18 -- Kristian Baker, Case Western University

"TBD"
Hosted by Dr. Audrey Atkin

September 25 -- TBA

"TBA"
Hosted by TBA

October 2 -- Graham Coop, University of California-Davis

"TBD"
Hosted by Dr. Kristi Montooth

October 9 -- Larry Kapustka, PPG Industries

"TBD"
Hosted by Dr. Valery Forbes

October 16 -- Chi Zhang, UNL School of Biological Sciences

"TBD"
Hosted by Dr. Jack Morris
(Promotion & Tenure Seminar)

October 23 -- Eileen Hebets, UNL School of Biological Sciences

"TBD"
Hosted by Dr. Jack Morris
(Promotion & Tenure Seminar)

October 30 -- Etsuko Moriyama, UNL-School of Biological Sciences

"TBD"
Hosted by Dr. Jack Morris
(Promotion & Tenure Seminar)

November 6 -- Dan Schachtman, UNL-Department of Agronomy & Horticulture & Director of Center for Biotechnology

"TBD"
Hosted by Dr. Etsuko Moriyama

November 13 -- TBA

"TBA"
Hosted by TBA

November 20 -- TBA

"TBA"
Hosted by TBA

December 4 -- Ethan White, Utah State University

"The value of data-intensive approaches in ecology"
Hosted by Dr. Chad Brassil

December 11 -- Caroline Williams, University of Florida

"Evolution of intermediary metabolism in cold-adapted Drosophila melanogaster"
Hosted by Dr. Anthony Zera

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).

Reception served 3:30 pm.

FALL 2014
September 3 -- TBA

"TBA"
Hosted by TBA

BIOS 915E Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Seminar Series

** These seminars do not count for BIOS 310 credit.

Seminars are on Fridays at 12:30-1:30 pm in Manter Hall 103.

FALL 2014
August 29 -- TBA

"TBA"

BIOS 915M Genetics, Cell & Molecular Biology Seminar Series

** These seminars do not count for BIOS 310 credit.

Seminars are on Fridays at 3:30-4:30 pm in Beadle Center N177.

FALL 2014
August 29 -- TBA

"TBA"