Our colloquium speakers give one-hour presentations on ecology, evolution, conservation biology, and plant/ecosystem science and come from academic, governmental agencies, and non-profit institutions. Colloquia are held in the Davidson Math and Science building (DMS) in room 103 on Thursdays at 4:00 PM.

After each talk, please join the speaker, host, and fellow colleagues for drinks and appetizers at a reception to be held at a local restaurant or brewery. The location of the reception will vary so please contact the host for details.

If you are interested in talking with the speaker, we highly encourage you to contact the host to set up a meeting. We look forward to your participation in our upcoming colloquia!

Colloquia and Seminar Talks Schedule
Jan 25, 2018 Colloquium Intro (BIO 494) TA: Jared Fuller
Feb 1, 2018 Kevin Hultine University of Arizona Can dominant riparian trees specialize in frost tolerance and still cope with heat waves and droughts? Charles Truettner
Feb 8, 2018 Todd Erickson The University of Western Australia and Kings Park Botanical Garden Concepts, approaches, and implementation of seed-based rehabilitation technologies in the Australian mining sector: a hot desert perspective Beth Leger
Feb 15, 2018 Gail Patricelli UC Davis Basic science in the conservation of sage-grouse: how understanding lekking behavior informs management Tessa Behnke
Feb 22, 2018 Denise Dearing University of Utah Eating and Not Dying: Strategies for Thriving on a Diet of Toxins Danny Nielsen
March 1, 2018 Scott Roy San Francisco State The origins and uses of weird genetics David Alvarez-Ponce
March 8, 2018 Christine Parent University of Idaho On the snails' trail: evolution and speciation in Galapagos' largest adaptive radiation Jamie Voyles
March 15, 2018 David Ackerly UC Berkeley Topography, species distributions and impacts of climate change on native plant communities Hall Cushman
March 22, 2018 Spring Break
March 29, 2018 Corrie Moreau The Field Museum Ants, Plants, and Bacteria: Symbiosis as a Driver of Evolutionary Diversification Beth Pringle
March 30, 2018 Kevin Wilson National Park Service Extra talk about pupfish! When: 4pm in DMSC 105 Sudeep Chandra
April 5, 2018 Guy Hoelzer UNR Hierarchical Partition Analysis: A novel parameter-free approach to phylogenetic reconstruction with big data EECB
April 6, 2018 Walter Dodds Kansas State University

Extra talk! When: 4pm in DMSC 105

Title: Value of freshwaters

Walker Weir
April 12, 2018 Roberta Millstein UC Davis Can a Community Concept be Reconciled with an Ecosystem Concept? Carlos Mariscal
April 19, 2018 Marilyn Ramenofsky UC Davis Environment, physiology and behavior: clues to what makes a migrant

Jenny Ouyang
April 26, 2018 Susan Masta Portland State University Phylogeography and diversification of pseudoscorpions in the Pacific Northwest Aramee Diethelm
May 3, 2018 Keith Christian Charles Darwin University Adaptations to the Wet-Dry Tropics of Northern Australia Richard Tracy