Fall 2018

Sep 13thPaul MartinQueen’s UniversityEEB CommitteeLife in the city: opportunities and challenges for interacting species
Sep 20thBob MontgomerieQueen’s UniversityEEB CommitteeThe enduring enchantment of birds’ eggs
Sep 27thDavid PunzalanUniversity of TorontoColautti labAmbush bugs and the limits to micro- and macroevolution
Oct 4thKarl GrieshopUniversity of TorontoChippindale labBroad evolutionary implications for sex-specific selection
Oct 11thAmelia Cox & Matt MacphersonQueen’s UniversityEEB CommitteeLong-term study of an avian aerial insectivore points to climate change as a driver of decline &Our Hurting Herps: An update on the conservation of Ontario’s amphibian and reptiles
Oct 18thAdam GroulxQueen’s UniversityMartin labNesting aggregation as a predictor of brood parasitism in mason bees (Osmia spp.)
Oct 25th Katherine DuchesneauQueen’s UniversityColautti labMycorrhizal disturbance as an invasion mechanism in Alliaria petiolata: Community and functional composition of soil microbial communities in the field
Nov 1stManisha KulkarniUniversity of Ottawa Nelson labDisease ecology in action: focus on vector-borne pathogens
Nov 8thNjal RollinsonUniversity of TorontoBonier labThe evolution of body size in endotherms and ectotherms, or, why they might not be giants
Nov 15thGeraint ElementQueen’s University Walker labGut microbial ecology of a wild arctic salmonid
Nov 22ndEvelyn JensenQueen’s University Lougheed labFrom Darwin to DNA: evolution, genomics and conservation of the Galapagos giant tortoises
Nov 29thBrian HusbandUniversity of GuelphEckert labReproductive and genetic interactions between domesticated and native apple (Malus): a case study of agricultural effects on biological diversity
Dec 6thEtienne LalibertéUniversité de MontréalPlaxton labHow soils shape plant diversity

Winter 2019

Jan 10thJohn SmolQueen’s UniversitySmol labA crisis in science literacy: Does our reluctance to engage the public make academics complicit?
Jan 17thVincent FugèreMcGill UniversityArnott labEco-evolutionary impacts of land use on freshwater communities
Jan 24thTrevor PitcherUniversity of WindsorMontgomerie labThe Evolutionary Ecology of Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Chinook Salmon
Jan 31stGrant GilchristEnvironment CanadaFriesen labHow changing biodiversity in the Canadian Arctic is affecting seabirds: from pathogens to predators, bacteria to bears
Feb 7thLuke Mahler * cancelled due to weatherUniversity of TorontoMartin labAnthropocene determinants of diversity in island anole lizards
Feb 14thOpen discussionQueen’s UniversityFriesen/ Birt labFor the love of the planet
Feb 21stREADINGWEEKno seminar 
Feb 28thChelsea RochmanUniversity of TorontoOrihel labThe Impacts of Plastic Debris on Aquatic Ecosystems
Mar 7thEugene SitQueen’s UniversityColautti labExamining phenological variation of an invasive plant using a developmental model
Mar 14thJill WettlauferQueen’s UniversityMartin labResource partitioning through the seasons: a test of a competitive ability – cold tolerance trade-off among closely-related, seasonally breeding beetles
Mar 21stQian GuQueen’s UniversityGrogan labLiving in an (elementally) imbalanced world: Is stoichiometry useful in understanding the structure and functioning of an arctic tundra ecosystem?
Mar 28thMarcel DorkenTrent UniversityColautti labEvolution of plant reproductive strategies
Apr 4thJulia KreinerUniversity of TorontoEckert labPopulation genomics of herbicide resistance and agricultural adaptation
Apr 11thAly Van Natto, Regan Cross & Chris EckertQueen’s UniversityEckert labDynamic dunes: science, stories, and shifting sands
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