Winter 2003


Date Speaker Institution Title
Jan 9 Dr Scott A Tarof University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Size does matter: Male mask size, dominance, and female choice in a secretively breeding warbler
Jan 16 Dr Thierry Boulinier Université Pierre & Marie Curie Habitat selection based on conspecific reproductive success: Behavioural evidence and population consequences
Jan 23 Dr Albrecht I Schulte-Hostedde Montgomerie Lab, Department of
Biology, Queen’s University
A tail of two phenotypes: Sperm, spleens and bluegill
Jan 30 NO EEB
Feb 6 Dr John Casselman Ontario Ministry of Natural
The effects of climate and climate change on fish and fisheries
Feb 13 Dr Tony Gaston National Wildlife Research Centre,
Canadian Wildlife Service
Long-term population studies of marine birds
Feb 27 Dr Karen McCoy Friesen Lab, Department of Biology,
Queen’s University
Coevolution in a geographic mosaic: host specialisation of a bipolar parasite
Mar 6Room 1102 Dr Brian AltersRoom 1102 Director, Evolution Education
Research Centre, William Dawson Scholar McGill University, and
Associate Professor at Harvard University
Teaching and defending evolution: Exploring some problematic aspects with teaching evolution from the pedagogical to the antievolutionist factors
Mar 13 Dr Ivana Stehlik Department of Botany, University of Toronto Resistance or emigration? Response of alpine plants to the Ice Ages
Mar 20 Dr David M Green Associate Professor, McGill
University & Curator of Vertebrates, Redpath Museum
The ecology of extinction: population fluctuation and decline in amphibians
Mar 27 Matthew Routley PhD Candidate, Department of
Botany, University of Guelph
The adaptive significance of temporal separation of gender in plants
Apr 3 Melinda Collins MSc Candidate, RJ Robertson
Lab, Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Settlement patterns, breeding behaviour and nest-site selection in black-and-white warblers
Apr 10 Dr Howard D Rundle Simon Fraser University Divergent natural selection and speciation in sticklebacks
Apr 17 Daria Koscinski MSc Candidate, Lougheed Lab,
Department of Biology, Queen’s University
Assessing the importance of geographic isolation and ecological selection in the diversification of
an Andean frog
Apr 24 Dr Neil Gemmel Department of Zoology, University
of Canterbury, New Zealand
The curse of the mummy: some implications of mitochondrial driven infertility


Autumn 2002

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Sept 12
Sept 19 Dr Christoph Richter Department of Biology, Uinversity
of Otago
Blows, clicks, and flukes: assessing the impacts of whale watching on Sperm whales off Kaikoura, New Zealand
Sept 26 Agnes Kilber Eckert Lab, Dept of Biology,
Queen’s University
Colonization effects on genetic diversity of an invasive clonal plant
Oct 3 Dr Miriam Richards Department of Biology, Brock
On bee-ing social: intrinsic and extrinsic influences on selfishness and cooperation in social sweat
Oct 10 Dr Lennart Hansson Department Conservation Biology,
Swedish Unversity of Agricultural Sciences
Conservation of a successional ecosystem in Sweden
Oct 17 Dr Barbara Mable Department of Botany, University of
Evolutionary genetics of self-incompatibility in a model plant “species”: gene families, polyploidy, and genetic diversity
Oct 24 Dr Theresa Burg Friesen Lab, Department of Biology,
Queen’s University
Genetic studies of albatrosses in the Southern Ocean
Oct 31 Dr Liana Zanette Department of Zoology, University
of Western Ontario
Interactions between food and predators: implications for songbird conservation
Nov 7 Jean-Guy Godin Department of Biology, Carleton
Risky sex in fishes
Nov 14 Dr Bryan Neff Department of Zoology, University
of Western Ontario
Dynamics and origins of alternative mating tactics in bluegill sunfish
Nov 21 Amy MacDougall Montgomerie Lab, Dept of Biology,
Queen’s University
Plumage colour and quality in American goldfinches
Nov 28 Dr Bonnie Wolfenden Department of Biology, York
Song as a sexual signal in Acadian flycatchers
Dec 5 Dr Keith Hobson Canadian Wildlife Service, Saskatoon From the ecosystem to the
individual: using stable isotopes to investigate nutrient pathways and

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