Departmental Seminar Series


Spring 2015 Seminar Series

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

CBBS Seminar Schedule

DateSpeaker / Host Topic/Title
Jan 29
Joseph Milanovich
Loyola University
Host:  Richard King
Assessing the Ecological Roles of Amphibians in the Context of Global Change
Feb. 5
Tanya Soule
Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
host: Wes Swingley
The Ultraviolet Stress Response of the Sunscreen-Producing Cyanobacterium Nostoc punctiforme
Feb. 12
Tania Jogesh
Chicago Botanic Garden
host: Nick Barber
The Evolutionary Consequence of Chemically-Mediated Interactions Between Plants, Herbivores and Pollinators
Feb. 19
Eric Becraft
Biological Sciences, NIU
Genomic Analyses of Microbial "Dark Matter" Populations in Geothermal Springs
Feb. 26
Leila Porter
Anthropology, NIU
Host: Bethia King
Lunch in the Amazon: Spatial Memory and Foraging Strategies in Saddleback Tamarins
Mar. 12
Spring Break
Mar. 19
Charles Krull
DeKalb Agriculture
Host: Mitrick Johns
Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution
Mar. 26
Matthew Niemiller
Illinois Natural History Survey
Host: Collin Jaeger
Descending into Darkness: Insights into the Ecology and Evolution of Cave Life
April 2
Sarah Supp
University of Maine
Host: Holly Jones
Dynamic Macroecology for a Changing World
April 9
John Flynn
American Museum of Natural History, NY
Host: Karen Samonds sponsored by NIU's Principal Investigator Academy for Research & Engagement
Mammal Fossils from the Andes Mountains of South America: Faunal Evolution, Paleoenvironments, and Tectonic History
April 16
Departmental Honors Convocation
MOAUD, 3:30-4:30 pm