2008/09

Winter 2009

DATE
SPEAKER
INSTITUTION
HOST
 TITLE
8 Jan
Bob Montgomerie
Queen’s
Roz Dakin
Genitalia
15 Jan
Lonnie Aarssen
Queen’s
TBA
Not my brother’s keeper: a thought experiment
for Hamilton’s rule
22 Jan
Kat Stewart
Queen’s
Steve Lougheed
Is it really how you use it or is bigger always
better?
29 Jan
Jamie Morris-Pocock Queen’s Vicki Friesen
Does foraging range restrict gene flow in
pelagic seabirds?
5 Feb
David Wilson
Windsor
Bob Montgomerie
Causes and consequences of reproduction in
male fowl
12 Feb
Tyler Flockhart Saskatchewan
Paul Martin
Dynamics of the northern flicker hybrid zone:
Pairing patterns, fitness, & stability
19 Feb
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Reading Week
26 Feb
Amy Schwartz
McGill
Ann McKellar
The interaction between natural and sexual
selection during adaptive divergence: Lessons from guppies
5 Mar
Sara Calhim
Queen’s
Bob Montgomerie
Compensating testis
12 Mar
Shawn Leroux
McGill
Amy Hurford
Spatial subsidies and the strength of trophic
cascades across ecosystems
19 Mar
Darryl Gwynne
Toronto
Bob Montgomerie
Ornamental females
26 Mar
Daniel Cownden
Queen’s
TBA
TBA
2 Apr
Mathew Vankoughnett Queen’s
Paul Grogan
Shrub Expansion in the Arctic
9 Apr
Troy Day
Queen’s
TBA
TBA
Wed 15 Apr
Tammy Steeves
Canterbury
Vicki Friesen
TBA
23 Apr – note 2:30 start time
Chris Jerde
Notre Dame
Bill Nelson
Hung out to dry: Fitness loss of Eurasian
watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) from desiccation during overland
transport
30 Apr
Paul Faure
McMaster
Trina Hancock
Vocal change in bats naturally infected with
rabies

 

Fall 2008

DATE
SPEAKER
INSTITUTION
HOST
 TITLE
4 Sep
Roslyn Dakin
Queen’s
Bob Montgomerie
The peacock’s tale: the role of the visual
train ornament in courtship
11 Sep
Vicki Friesen
Queen’s
Tim Birt
Evidence of speciation in the absence of
geographic barriers to dispersal in seabirds
18 Sep
Paul Martin/Bill Nelson
Queen’s
Joey Ramone
Why I chose a career in biology
25 Sep
no talk
2 Oct
Michael Pedruski
Queen’s
Anneli Jokela

The effects of habitat connectivity and regional heterogeneity
in artificial pond metacommunities

9 Oct
no talk
16 Oct
Petra Deane & Cory Toth
Queen’s
Scott Taylor Have
refugees from lost habitat contributed to the current pattern of
genetic diversity in cerulean warblers? / How do you get to Carnegie
Hall: The effects of singing experience in chickadees
23 Oct
Ann McKellar
Queen’s
Laurene Ratcliffe
Environmental factors influence adult sex ratio
in guppies
30 Oct
Martin Mallet
Queen’s
Adam Chippindale
Flies
6 Nov
Catherine Dale
Queen’s
Laurene Ratcliffe
Fitness consequences of migration decisions by
Ipswich sparrow
13 Nov
Philip Careless
Univ Guelph
Floyd Connor

Biosurveillance: using wasps to
find beetles

20 Nov
Frances Bonier
Queen’s
Stephen Lougheed
Interpreting baseline corticosteroid measures:
are they useful predictors of fitness?
27 Nov
Kate Buckeridge
Queen’s
Paul Grogan
Arctic ecosystem feedbacks and vegetation
change
4 Dec
John Casselman
Queen’s
Bob Montgomerie
Could it be argued that the American eel is not
slipping away?
11 Dec
Nathan Muchhala
Toronto
Chris Eckert
Darwin’s coevolutionary race in bat-flower
mutualism

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