Departmental Seminar Series


Fall 2015 Seminar Series

All seminars, unless otherwise noted, start at 3:30 PM in Montgomery Hall, room 443.

CBBS Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker / Host Topic/Title
Aug 20
Karen Samonds
NIU Department of Biological Sciences
Promotion and Tenure Seminar - Title TBA
Sep 10
Rachel Buxton
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Host: Holly Jones
Using Retrospective Analysis of Population Recovery to Guide Future Restoration Efforts: Drivers of Seabird Recovery After the Eradication of Introduced Predators from New Zealand Islands
Sep 24
Lisa Freeman
NIU’s Executive Vice President and Provost
Host: Joel Stafstrom
Ion Channels as Drug Targets
Oct. 1

Richard Sayre
New Mexico Consortium Biological Laboratory
Host: Gabe Holbrook
Lecture: Addressing Global Grand Challenges in Food and Energy Security
Fri. Oct. 2
MO 443 
Richard Sayre
New Mexico Consortium Biological Laboratory
Host: Gabe Holbrook
Seminar: Engineering Photosynthesis for Improved Biomass Production in Algae and Plants
Oct. 8
Catherine Putonti
Loyola University Chicago
Host: Yanbin Yin
Characterizing Freshwater Pathogens
Oct. 15
Lyndsay Rankin
Department of Biological Sciences, NIU
Host: Holly Jones
Assessment of Forest Condition in Grazed Tropical Dry Forests Using Satellite Imagery
Oct. 22
Yuzhen Ye
Indiana University
Host: Yanbin Yin
CRISPR-Cas systems: Characterization and Applications
Oct. 29
Summer Ostrowski
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Host: Karen Samonds
The Times, They are a Changin': Evolution of Coastal Marine Ecosystems in Madagascar
Nov. 5
David Wise
Host: Catie Ausland & Nick Barber
Untangling the Brown Food Web
Nov. 12
Dr. Andrew Hipp
The Morton Arboretum
Host: Mel Duvall
What's Phylogeny Got to Do With It? The Role of Phylogenetic and Trait Diversity in Prairie Restoration