2010/11

Winter 2011

DATE
SPEAKER
INSTITUTION
HOST
TITLE
6 Jan
13 Jan
Lesley Campbell
Ryerson
Eckert
Hybridization & its role in evolution: Implications for invasive species, agriculture and plant conservation.
20 Jan
Andy Gonzalez
McGill
Eckert
Rescue, Robots, and Ranges: experimental explorations of the eco-evolutionary response to environmental change.
27 Jan
James D. Thomson
Toronto
Eckert
Pollen-transfer efficiency and the evolution of pollinator shifts.
3 Feb
Tom Brooke
Queen’s
Tufts

To Fizz or not to fizz (Part 2): New observations complicating a complicated question.

10 Feb
John Stinchcombe
Toronto
Eckert
Ecological genomics of invasive Arabidopsis populations.
17 Feb
Andrew Hendry
McGill
Ann McKellar
Ecological speciation (or the lack thereof) in Darwin’s finches, threespine stickleback, and guppies.
24 Feb
READING WEEK
3 Mar
Adriana Olijnyk
Queen’s
Nelson
Genotypic differences and trade-offs in life history schedules of Daphnia pulicaria under natural food conditions.
10 Mar
Asher Cutter
Toronto
Eckert
Molecular hyperdiversity, phylogeography, and reproductive isolation in Caenorhabditis nematodes.
17 Mar
Kate Turner
Queen’s
Arnott

Influence of dispersal and species interactions on zooplankton community structure.

24 Mar
Joanna Freeland
Trent
Ibarguchi
Evolution and ecology in a changing environment: What can we learn from a 150 year-old experiment?
31 Mar
Darren Irwin
UBC
Friesen
What role does hybridization play in avian speciation? A comparative analysis of post-glacial contact zones? Note that this EEB will be in Room 3110 Biosciences
7 Apr
Natalie Kim
TBA
Anneli Jokela
Assessing the interactive effects of Bythotrephes and environmental calcium decline on daphniids in Canadian Shield lakes.
14 Apr
Michelle DiLeo
Queen’s
Lougheed
The influence of scale and landscape on genetic structure of a threatened snake, the massasauaga rattlesnake.

 

Fall 2010

DATE
SPEAKER
INSTITUTION
HOST
TITLE
16 Sept.
Cory Toth
Queen’s
Ratcliffe
Transitive inference in black-capped chickadees
23 Sept.
Vanya Rohwer
Queen’s
Martin
Fitness consequences and selective mechanisms favouring local nest morphologies in Yellow Warblers
30 Sep
Chris Eckert & Shelley Arnott
Queen’s
Lougheed
Why (Or Maybe How) I Became a Biologist. Tales of Punk Rock and Serendipity.
7 Oct
Bob Montgomerie
Queen’s
Lougheed
Sperm evolution.
14 Oct
Scott Taylor
Queen’s
Friesen
Specialization to cold water upwelling systems influences gene flow and population differentiation in seabirds
21 Oct
Brock Fenton
University of Western Ontario
Chris Grooms
Evolution and adaptive radiation of bats
28 Oct
Troy Day
Queen’s
Nelson
Why evolutionary theory is a waste of time
4 Nov
Andrew Simons
Carleton
Lougheed
Modes of response to environmental change and the elusive empirical evidence for bet hedging
11 Nov
Matt Shawkey
University of Akron
Montgomerie
Plumage color in birds and other dinosaurs
18 Nov
Rute Clemente-Carvalho
Queen’s
Lougheed
Diversidade fenotípica e relações filogenéticas e moleculares em Brachycephalus (Amphibia: Brachycephalidae) or “Phenotypic diversity and phylogenetic relationships among diminutive frogs from Atlantic Rainforests of Brazil”
25 Nov
Richard Feldman
McGill
Roz Dakin
Toward a theory of abundance at large spatial scales
2 Dec
Mollie Manier
Syracuse University
Chippindale
Resolving mechanisms of post-copulatory sexual selection in
Drosophila

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