Seminars

Seminars will be held in Haworth Hall, Room 1005 at 3:45 PM unless otherwise noted below. Social with coffee and light refreshments will begin at 3:30 PM outside Room 1005 or on the portico outside the West entrance to Haworth (weather permitting).


Last updated: February 16, 2024
Dr. Dyan Morgan

January 23, 2024

Dr. Dyan Morgan,
University of Kansas,
Associate Teaching Professor,
Undergraduate Biology Program

Seminar Title: Growth Mindset in the Classroom

Faculty Host: Dr. Mark Mort
Dr. Jennifer Coughlan

January 30, 2024

Dr. Jennifer Coughlan,
Yale University

Seminar Title: The dual role of parental conflict in speciation: Lessons from Mimulus

Faculty Host: Dr. Jae Young Choi
Dr. Jason Hoeksema

February 6, 2024

Dr. Jason Hoeksema,
University of Mississippi

Seminar Title: Are common mycorrhizal networks beneficial for trees in forests? Separating evidence from fantasy in the wood-wide web.

Faculty Host: Dr. Benjamin Sikes
Dr. Vadim Karatayev

February 13, 2024

Dr. Vadim Karatayev,
University of Kansas,
and, University of Maryland

Seminar Title: Resilience of large ecosystems under global change

Faculty Host: Dr. Dan Reuman
Graduate student presenters

February 19, 2024

Selected EEB Graduate Student Presentations

Seminar Location: Panorama Gallery inside Dyche Hall,
KU Natural History Museum, located at 1345 Jayhawk Blvd

Sarah Flynn: The Impacts of Stream Intermittency on Water Quality and Microbial Processes in the Great Plains

Kathleen Rust: A new fossil primate from southern China reveals an Asian origin for the enigmatic North American primate Ekgmowechashala

Sharif Tusuubira: Experimental evolution suggests rapid assembly of the 'selfing syndrome' from standing variation in Mimulus guttatus


Dr. Rodrigo Medellin

February 27, 2024

DISTINGUISHED BIODIVERSITY SPEAKER

Seminar Title: How to do conservation science, implement it, and not die trying

Dr. Rodrigo Medellin,
University of Mexico,

Faculty Host: Dr. Jorge Soberon
Dr. Elsie Shogren

March 19, 2024

Dr. Elsie Shogren,
University of Rochester

Seminar Title: The moment of truth: Hybridization in recently sympatric birds with neo-sex chromosomes

Faculty Host: Dr. Rob Moyle
Dr. James Saulsbury

March 26, 2024

Dr. James Saulsbury,
University of Kansas

Faculty Host: Dr. Kelly Matsunaga & Lena Hileman
KU Jayhawk

April 2, 2024

Dr. Victor Gonzalez,
University of Kansas

Faculty Host: Lena Hileman
KU Jayhawk

April 9, 2024

MICHENER LECTURER

Dr. Eleanor Bath,
University of Oxford,

Faculty Host: Dr. Jenny Gleason
Dr. Michael Greenfield

April 16, 2024

Dr. Michael Greenfield,
University of Kansas,
and 'Université de Saint Etienne

Seminar Title: Coordinated rhythms in animal species, including humans: Entrainment from chorusing to the philharmonic orchestra

Faculty Host: Dr. Jenny Gleason
KU Jayhawk

April 23, 2024

ARMITAGE LECTURER

Dr. Jerry DeNoyelles,
University of Kansas,
Kansas Biological Survey


Faculty Host: Dr. Bryan Foster
Dr. Tim James

April 30, 2024

Dr. Tim James,
University of Michigan

Seminar Title: Fungal dispersal in the Anthropocene: the friends, the foes, and the so-so’s

Faculty Host: Dr. Ben Sikes

Previous Semesters

Seminars will be held in Haworth Hall, Room 1005 at 3:45 PM unless otherwise noted below. Social with coffee and light refreshments will begin at 3:30 PM outside Room 1005 or on the portico outside the West entrance to Haworth (weather permitting).

August 22, 2023 - Selected EEB Graduate Student Presentations

                              Anjali Gupta, Naomi Betson, Christian Supsup

August 29, 2023 - Dr. Justin Blumenstiel, The University of Kansas

September 5, 2023 - Dr. Maggie Wagner, The University of Kansas

September 19, 2023 - Dr. Saima Shahid, Oklahoma State University

September 26, 2023 - Dr. Elizabeth Carlan, Washington University

October 3, 2023 - Dr. Kin Onn Chan, University of Kansas, KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

October 10, 2023 - Dr. Monica Carvalho, University of Michigan

October 24, 2023 - Dr. Emilio Berti, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research

October 31, 2023 - Dr. Sarah Bush, University of Utah

November 7, 2023 - Dr. Tomomi Parins-Fukuchi, University of Toronto

November 14, 2023 - Dr. Erin Seybold, University of Kansas, Kansas Geological Survey

November 28, 2023 - Dr. Lila Fishman, University of Montana

December 5, 2023 - Dr. Andreas Chavez, Ohio State University
 

During the pandemic, we are hosting seminars both virtually and in-person. Links to the virtual presentations will be shared prior to the presentation via Departmental e-mail. All in-person seminars will be held in Haworth Hall, Room 1005 with coffee and light refreshments at 3:30 PM followed by the seminar at 3:45 PM.

Feb. 20, 2023 - Selected EEB Graduate Student Presentations

                            3:45    Matthew Travert
                            4:05    Kayla Clouse
                            4:25    Fernando Machado-Stredel

March 21, 2023 – Dr. Posy Busby, Oregon State University

March 28, 2023 – Dr. Grace Lee, University of California, Irvine

April 11, 2023 – Emerging Lecturer: Ecology & Global Change Biology

                          Dr. Kadeem Gilbert, Michigan State University

April 20, 2023 – Armitage Lecturer

                          Dr. J. Checo Colón-Gaud, Georgia Southern University

April 25, 2023 – Michener Lecturer

                          Dr. Sandra Rehan, York University

May 2, 2023 – Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Lecturer

                        Dr. Lydia Zeglin, Kansas State University

 

During the pandemic, we are hosting seminars both virtually and in-person. Links to the virtual presentations will be shared prior to the presentation via Departmental e-mail. All in-person seminars will be held in Haworth Hall, Room 1005 with coffee and light refreshments at 3:30 PM followed by the seminar at 3:45 PM.

Feb. 21, 2022 - Selected EEB Graduate Student Presentations

                            3:45    Devon DeRaad
                            4:05    Alex Fulk 
                            4:25    Ceyda Kural

April. 21 & 22, 2022 – The Armitage Speaker

                            Dr. Amy Rosemond, University of Georgia

April 26, 2022 - Dr. Kory Evans, Rice University

We are hosting seminars both virtually and in-person. Links to the virtual presentations will be shared prior to the presentation via Departmental e-mail. All in-person seminars will be held in Haworth Hall, Room 1005 with coffee and light refreshments at 3:30 PM followed by the seminar at 3:45 PM.

Aug. 23, 2022 - Selected EEB Graduate Student Presentations
                            3:45    Keana Tang
                            4:05    Laura Podzikowski
                            4:25    Ben Wiens

September 13, 2022 - Dr. Maria Rebolleda-Gomez, University of California, Irvine
                            Evolutionary Mechanisms Emerging Speaker

September 27, 2022 - Dr. Jonathan Bloch, Florida Museum of Natural History

October 25, 2022 - Dr. Matthew Bowker, Northern Arizona University

November 1, 2022 - Dr. Suzanne Sindi, University of California, Merced

November 8, 2022 - Dr. Carlos Garcia-Robledo, University of Connecticut

November 22, 2022 - Dr. John Willis, Duke University
 

 

During the pandemic, we are hosting seminars both virtually and in-person. Links to the virtual presentations will be shared prior to the presentation via Departmental e-mail. All in-person seminars will be held in Haworth Hall, Room 1005 with coffee and light refreshments at 3:30 PM followed by the seminar at 3:45 PM.

Aug. 24, 2021 - Selected EEB Graduate Student Presentations

                            3:45    Lucas DeCicco
                            4:05    Robert J. Ramos 
                            4:25    Sharif Tusuubira

Aug. 31, 2021 - Dr. Folashade Agusto, University of Kansas

September 7, 2021 - Dr. Andrew Short, University of Kansas

September 14, 2021 - Dr. Amy Burgin, University of Kansas

October 5, 2021 - Dr. Rhiannon LaVine, University of Kansas

November 16, 2021 - The Michener Lecture

                                   Dr. Amy Toth, Iowa State University

November 30, 2021 - GSO Speaker

                                   Dr. Laura Kubatko, Ohio State University

December 7, 2021 - Dr. Katy Heath, University of Illinois (virtual)

 

Due to the COVID-19 virus, all EEB seminars listed below will be presented virtually.  Links to the virtual presentations will be posted prior to the date listed below.

All seminars start at 3:30 pm for social, 3:45 pm for start of the seminar unless otherwise noted.

Feb 2       Lisette de Senerpont Domis, Netherlands Institute of Ecology

Feb 22     Graduate Student Recruitment

          3:45 pm        Anna Klompen

          4:05 pm        Emma Hauser

          4:25 pm        Rachel Neff

Mar 2        Dr. Jaelyn Eberle, University of Colorado

Mar 16     The Michener Lecture

                 Dr. Sarah Kocher, Princeton University

Mar 30      Dr. Evangeline Ballerini, California State University, Sacramento

Apr 6        Distinguished Ecology/Global Change Biology

                 Melinda Smith, Colorado State University

Apr 13       Distinguished Biodiversity/Macroevolution

                  Dr. Susana Magallon, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Apr 27       Dr. Catherine Rushworth, University of Minnesota

Due to the COVID-19 virus, all EEB seminars listed below will be presented virtually.  Links to the virtual presentations will be posted prior to the date listed below.

Sep 8           Phillip Barden, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Sep 22         Stephanie Hampton, Environmental Biology, NSF               

Sep 29         Erika Marin Spiotta, Distinguished Diversity Speaker, University of Wisconsin- Madison  

Oct 20          Alison Bennett (GSO speaker), Ohio State University

Oct 27          Douda Bensasson, Unversity of Georgia  

Nov 10          EEB Graduate Students: Keana Tang, Camille Delavaux, Matthew Travert   

Unless noted, all seminars will be held in 1005 Haworth Hall with coffee and light refreshments at 3:30-3:45 PM and the seminar starts at 3:45 PM

 

Jan 21         Jocelyn Colella, University of New Hampshire

Jan 28         Lauren Shoemaker, University of Wyoming

Feb 4           Emily Sessa, University of Florda

Feb 11         Colin Donihue, Washington University 

Feb 18         Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Penn State (GSO Speaker)

Feb 24         A. Katzer, H. Burrell, & P. de Mello (Monday)

Mar 3           Kristina Douglass, Penn State

Mar 10         SPRING BREAK

Mar 17         Posy Busby, Oregan State University CANCELLED

Mar 24         Phillip Barden, NJ Institute of Technology  CANCELLED

Mar 31         Caleb Robbins, University of Kansas CANCELLED

Apr 7           Sara Kocher, Princeton (Michener Spkr) CANCELLED

Apr 14          Jaelyn Eberle, University of Colorado  CANCELLED

Apr 21          Anji Ballerini, Sacramento State CANCELLED

Apr 30          Amy Rosemond, Univ. of Georgia CANCELLED

May 5           Rhiannon LaVine, University of Kansas CANCELLED

Unless noted, all seminars will be held in 1005 Haworth Hall with coffee and light refreshments at 3:30-5:00 PM and the seminar starts at 3:45 PM

Aug 27          Graduate Student symposium

Sep 3            Paul Hime, University of Kansas

Sep 10          Rolfe Mandel, University of Kansas

Sep 17          Scott Hawley, Stowers Institute

Sep 24          Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz, University of Kansas

Oct 1            *Corey Welch (Distinguished Diversity), Iowa State

Oct 8            Andrea Sweigart, University of Georgia

Oct 15          FALL BREAK

Oct 22          Danielle Way, Western Ontario University

Oct 29          **Rodolfo Dirzo (Distinguished Ecology), Stanford  University

Nov 5            David Civitello, Emory University

Nov 12          John Kappelman, University of Texas-Austin

Nov 19          Brian Couch, University of Nebraska

Nov 26          THANKSGIVING BREAK

Dec 3            Mabel Rice, CANCELLED

Dec 10          Keryn Gedan, George Washington University

 *Reception at the Oread Hotel

 **Reception at the Burge Union