2005/06

Winter 2006

Date Name Institution Host Title
12 Jan
Lindsay Farrell
Lakehead
Friesen
Last call of the raincrow: geographic variation and subspecies status of the yellow-billed cuckoo.
19 Jan
Lonnie Aarssen
Queen’s
Grogan
Why are there so many small plants? or Why is plant competition like baseball?
26 Jan

Bob Montgomerie &
Raliegh Robertson

Queen’s
Grogan
Places, people, ideas and organisms that inspired them.
2 Feb
Chris Eckert & Paul Grogan
Queen’s
Grogan
Places, people, ideas and organisms that inspired them.
9 Feb
Damien Picard
TBA
Friesen
Population genetics and phylogeography of the potato cyst nematode (Globodera pallida) in Peru.
16 Feb
Kary Segraves
TBA
Eckert
The evolution of cheating mutualisms.
23 Feb
NO EEB – READING WEEK
2 Mar
Cecilia Doebel
Queen’s
Hodson
Caged minnows as sentinels for gold mining wastes in environmental effects monitoring.
9 Mar
Neal Scott
Queen’s
Grogan
Forest management and the carbon cycle in northern forests: can we manage carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems?
16 Mar
Adrienne Fowlie
Queen’s
Hodson
The Cornwall
affair: unravelling the secrets of fish mercury contamination at teh
Cornwall Area of Concern.
23 Mar
Sonia Nobrega
Queen’s
Grogan
TBA
28 Mar
SPECIAL EEB – Steve Lougheed
Queen’s
Grogan
layperson’s guide to habitat and landform diversity in southern South America OR How I spent 4 months of my sabbatical.
30 Mar
Jennifer Waugh
Queen’s
Aarssen
TBA
6 Apr
Monica Gerber
Cornell
Eckert
Magnitude and variation in natural selection in plant populations.
13 Apr
Shelley Arnott & Vicki Friesen
Queen’s
Grogan
Places, people, ideas and organisms that inspired them.
20 Apr
Maren Oelbermann
Waterloo
Grogan
Global change: carbon dynamics and stable isotopes in terrestrial ecosystem research.
27 Apr
Elena Gómez-Díaz
University of Barcelona
Friesen
Phylogeography of the Calonectris shearwaters using molecular and morphometric data.

 

Autumn 2005

Date Name Institution Host Title
15 Sep
Boris Fumanal
UMR BGA, Dijon, France
Aarssen
Life history traits and adaptive strategy of the invasive European plant: Ambrosia artemisifolia.
22 Sep
Scott Hodges
UC Santa Barbara
Eckert
Genomics of Aquilegia: A new model for the study of floral evolution
& ecology.
29 Sep
Jessica Forrest
Queen’s
Arnott
Immigration and the effects of disturbance on a zooplankton community.
6 Oct
Louis Bernatchez
Laval
Friesen
Evolution and conservation in salmonids: A functional genomics perspective.
13 Oct

Lonnie Aarssen & Bob Montgomerie

Queen’s
Montgomerie
Half-baked ideas.
20 Oct
Travis Clark
Toronto
Eckert
The evolutionary genetics of dikaryosis, a novel ploidy.
27 Oct
Karen Choo
Queen’s
Day
Lysogenic conversion and the evolution of bacterial pathogenesis.

3 Nov

Joint EEB/Departmental

Chris Eckert Queen’s Montgomerie Intelligent design vs. evolution.
15 Nov
Alison Pischedda
Queen’s
Chippindale
Hope for the shallow end of the gene pool: sexual conflict disrupts sexual selection.
15 Nov
Javier Salgado
Queen’s
Robertson
Tweety vs. Sylvester: examining avian nest depredation patterns in a tropical
forest using real and artificial nests.
24 Nov
Mike Kasumovic
Toronto
Aarssen
Is bigger better? Explaining the maintenance of phenotypic variation in males.
1 Dec
Mary Timonin
Queen’s
Wynne-Edwards
Extending the known effects of photoperiod in the dwarf hamster (Phodopus): reproductive responses to short days in social P. campbelli and social responses to short days in photoperiodic P. sungorus.
8 Dec
N.G. Prasad
Queen’s
Chippindale
TBA
15 Dec Pedro Peres-Neto Regina Arnott
Modeling metacommunities: approaches, patterns and challenges.