2006/07

Winter 2007

Date Name Institution Host Title
11 Jan
None
None
None
None
18 Jan
Katie Langin
Queen’s
Ratcliffe
Using stable isotopes to link breeding latitude with migratory patterns in songbirds
25 Jan
Howard Rundle
Ottawa
Chippindale
Experimental manipulation of natural and sexual selection in Drosophila serrateUnderstanding adaptation, phenotypic diversification, and speciation
1 Feb
Tony Gaston
Canadian Wildlife Service
Friesen
Seabirds and climate change in the Eastern
Canadian Arctic
8 Feb
Samuel
Alizon
Queen’s
Taylor
Parasite
virulence evolution: insights from embedded models
15 Fev
Robyn Foote
Queen’s
Grogan
The down and dirty of succession: A century of soil dynamics in southeastern Ontario
22 Feb
NA
NA
NA
Reading Week – NO EEB
1 Mar
Troy Murphy
Queen’s
Montgomerie
Function
of elaborate male and female plumage in the turquoise-browed motmot
8 Mar
Lib Yanch
Queen’s
Hodson/Campbell
Tracing Hg bioaccumulation in the aquatic food web at Cornwall, ON
15 Mar
Christoph Richter
Queen’s
Montgomerie
Whales with a Texan accent: Sperm whales in the Gulf of Mexico
22 Mar
Peter J van Coeverden de Groot
Queen’s
Boag
Polar Bear research at Queen’s: implications for management and conservation
29 Mar
Jessica
Kundapur
Queen’s
University
Chippindale
Desperate
Housewives? Exploring the co-evolutionary consequences of mating
interactions
5 Apr
Ben Evans
McMaster
University
Lougheed
Testing
alternate demographic histories: implications for biodiversity
conservatikon on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
12 Apr
Anthony
Ricciardi
McGill
University
Angela
Strecker
Global
swarming: How biological invasions are changing the world
19 Apr
Camille Bonneaud
Harvard University
Stephanie Bedhomme
MHC ggenes under natural and sexual selection in wild populations of house sparrows (Passer domesticus)
26 Apr
Candace
Scott
Queen’s
University
Boag
comparative estimate of micro satellite variability within and among four extant rhinoceros species; Conservation implications

A special spring EEB was presented
by Sébastien Lion (Laboratoire d’Écologie,Université Pierre et Marie Curie) Thursday May 10th at 3:00 pm

Title: From infanticide to parental care: why spatial structure can help adults be good parents

 

Autumn 2006

Date Name Institution Host Title
14 Sep
Various and sundry
Queen’s
Team EEB
Five-minute prof follies
21 Sep
Kevin Fraser
Queen’s
Ratcliffe
Historical and contemporary migratory connectivity in Parulids using stable-hydrogen isotopic compositions in claws and feathers?
28 Sep

Elena Bennett

Department of Natural Resource Sciences and the McGill School of Environment
Smol
Managing food and water together: Understanding the role of phosphorus in agricultural production and water quality
5 Oct
Doug Armstrong
Massey
University, New Zealand
Montgomerie
The role of population ecology in improving our management of reintroduced species
12 Oct
Joe Nocera
Queen’s
Ratcliffe
You can observe a lot just by watching: how birds use social information to solve ecological problems
19 Oct
Chrissy Spencer
Toronto
Eckert
Ecological diversification in a model microbial system: Resource use, genetics, and the propensity to diversify
26 Oct
Al Uy
Syracuse
Montgomerie
The ecology and evolution of visual signals in manakins
2 Nov
Kurt McKeen
Cornell
Chippindale
The fitness costs of maintaining an immune system and mounting an immune response
9 Nov
Rob Colautti
Toronto
Eckert
Evolution of invasive species: from populations to continental patterns
16 Nov
Maggie Xenopoulos
Trent
Arnott
Troubled waters: multiple stresses in freshwater ecosystems
23 Nov
EEB postponed till next term: Howard Rundle
Ottawa
Chippindale
Quantitative genetics and social interactions: Indirect
genetic effects on male sexual display traits in an Australian fruit fly
30 Nov
EEB postponed till next term: Katie Langin
Queen’s
Ratcliffe
TBA
7 Dec
Mhairi MacFarlane
 Western
Chippindale
Sex, costs and benefits: Why do male Cape Sugarbirds have ridiculously long tails?
14 Dec
Amber Budden
York
Aarssen
Pride and prejudice: Investigating bias in the publication process
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