School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Thursdays at 3:30 pm in Hamilton Hall 112 on the University's 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.


January 16 - Orientation

January 23 - Holly Lutz, University of California-San Diego (Prather Lecture Series)

"Insights into the bat microbiome and evidence for convergent evolution of microbial associations in flighted tetrapods"

Hosted by: Reilly Cooper

January 30 - Charles Brown, University of Tulsa

"Costs and benefits of coloniality in cliff swallows: insights from a 38-year study"

Hosted by: John DeLong

February 6 - No Seminar, Grad Recruiting

February 13 - Matt Andrews, Director of NE EPSCoR 

"Nature's fat burning machine: brown adipose tissue in a hibernating mammal"

Hosted by: Etsuko Moriyama

February 20 - Luca Comai, University of California-Davis (LOCATION CHANGE: E103 Beadle)

"Homologous and non-homologous somatic recombination leads to genome remodeling during clonal growth of potato"

Hosted by: Alan Christensen

CANCELLED: February 27 - Felicia Keesing, Bard College

"Ecology in public health: testing whether environmental interventions can prevent tick-borne diseases"

Hosted by: Clayton Cressler

March 5 - Andrea Graham, Princeton University

"Forays into immunological realism: environmental effects on host resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes"

Hosted by: Clayton Cressler

CANCELLED: March 12 - Courtney Fitzpatrick, Indiana University

"Trait evolution in a social world: lessons from empirical and theoretical perspectives"

Hosted by: Eileen Hebets

CANCELLED: March 19 - Daniel Doak, University of Colorado-Boulder

"Investigating Spatial Pattern and Function in an African Savanna: Termites, Mammals, Trees, and Grass"

Hosted by: Daizaburo Shizuka

March 26 - No Seminar, Spring Break

CANCELLED: April 2 - Colin Orians, Tufts University (Lamb Lecture Series)

"Farmer adaptation in tea agroecosystems: Climate, tea and herbivores"

Hosted by: Reilly Cooper

CANCELLED: April 9 - Jillian Detwiler, University of Manitoba

"Context is everything: The role of oxylipin signalling molecules in parasite-mediated host behaviour"

Hosted by: Bill Glider

CANCELLED: April 16 - Michael Ryan, University of Texas-Austin (LOCATION CHANGE: Love Library 102)

"'Crazy Love': Nonlinearities and Irrationality in Mate Choice"

Hosted by: Eileen Hebets

CANCELLED: April 23 - Morgan Ernest, University of Florida

"The dynamics of biodiversity change: tales from the desert"

 Hosted by: Kate Lyons

CANCELLED: April 30 - Allison Louthan, Kansas State University


 Hosted by: Daizaburo Shizuka

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