Fall Semester 2020
Thursdays 3:30-4:30

Due to COVID-19 concerns, seminars will not be open to the public at this time; however, seminars can be viewed live via webex or watched later when recordings are available.

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Undergraduate students may get credit for viewing seminars and writing critiques in course BIOE 494, a 1-credit, fall only course. Please see your advisor if interested.

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Date Seminar Details More Info
August 27

Department Introductions
Lab group introductions, graduate students explain their current research

Seminar Recording

Current Grad Students

September 3

CANCELLED  We hope to reschedule!

Ashley Bulseco, PhD                                                                                                         

Eckerd College

"Salt marsh microbial communities in response to nutrient enrichment and other stressors"



September 10

Colleen Webb, PhD

Colorado State University

"Disease contact networks:  Management questions inform ecological theory"

Seminar Recording (Webex)

Seminar Recording (Google)

September 17

Mike Mitchell, PhD                                                                                                             University of Montana

"An ecologist's plea for more sociology in wildlife science:  Lessons learned from structured decision making"

September 24

Dave Roberts, PhD                                                                                                               Montana State University

Sabatical Seminar:  "Life and Science in Die Schweiz:  Statistical foundations of biodiversity models"


 In-person and Virtual
October 1

Scott Collins, PhD                                                                                                                  Texas Tech University

"The ties that bind:  Exploring the reverberating effects of resource exchanges in aquatic-terrestrial food webs"

Seminar Recording (Webex)

Seminar Recording (Google)

October 8

Caryn Vaughn, PhD                                                                                                           University of Oklahoma 

"Freshwater mussels act as hotspots of ecosystem function and services in rivers"


October 15

Whisper Camel-Means, MS                                                                                 Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes

"Relationships across a highway (roadkill, politics, and cooperation in landscape connectivity on the Flathead Indian Reservation"

Seminar Recording--Webex

Seminar Recording--Google

October 22

Checo Colon-Guad, PhD                                                                                                     Georgia Southern University

"Many rivers to cross: Towards a more diverse community of freshwater scientists"

Seminar Recording--Webex

Seminar Recording--Google

October 29

Paul CaraDonna, PhD                                                                                                        Chicago Botanical Garden

"Dynamics of plant-pollinator interactions:  Climate change, existing variation, and flexibility"

Seminar Recording--Webex

Seminar Recording--Google

November 5

Andrea Litt, PhD                                                                                                                 Department of Ecology, MSU 

Sabbatical Seminar


November 12

Becky Irwin, PhD                                                                                                                   North Carolina State University                                                                                                                                                                                                            

"The role of floral traits in pollination and bee disease transmission"

November 19

No Seminar; Finals Week