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Events and Seminars

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Seminars

The Department of Biology's Seminar Series 2015-2016

The Department of Biology Seminar Series runs from September 2015-April 2016.  Seminars occur on Fridays at 2:30 pm in the Medical Science Building, room 160 (MSB 160), unless otherwise noted.

 Date

 Speaker

 Title

 Host

23 October 2015

CUN 146

Dr. Dolph Schluter

UBC

"Quest for the origin of (stickleback) species"

Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi

13 November 2015

Dr. Todd Schlenke

Reed College

"Coevolution between fruit flies and their parasites" 

Dr. Steve Perlman

20 Novemer 2015

Dr. Simone Castellarin

UBC

"Flavonoid biosynthesis in grapes: How genes and abiotic factors determine wine quality"

Dr. Peter Constabel

27 November 2015

Finn Hamilton

UVic

"Defensive symbiosis in Drosophila: ecology, evolution, and mechanisms"

Dr. Steve Perlman

4 December 2015

Dr. Nadia Aubin-Horth

Laval University

"An integrative biology approach to study parasite manipulation of host behaviour"

Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi 

22 January 2016

Dr. Corinne Pomerleau

University of Manitoba

"Feeding ecology and foraging behaviour of bowhead whales (Baleana mysticetus) in the Eastern Arctic" 

Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi

29 January 2016

MSB 150

Dr. George Rose

Memorial University

 "A brief history and new insights into the great Northern Cod stock off Newfoundland and Labrador"

Dr. John Dower

19 February 2016

MSB 150

Seth Rudman

UBC

"The interplay between evolution and ecology in British Columbia's freshwater ecosystems"

Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi

26 February 2016

MSB 150

 Dr. Travis G. Gerwing

UVic/Hakai Institute

"Population and Community Ecology: Lessons From Four Decades of Muddy Research in the Bay of Fundy"

Dr. Francis Juanes

4 March 2016

MSB 150

Sally Otto

UBC

"Genomic scope of adaptive mutations in the face of an environmental challenge"

Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi

11 March 2016 

MSB 150

Jackson Chu

UVic

"Influence of Seasonally Variable Hypoxia on Epibenthic Communities in a Coastal Ecosystem, BC, Canada"

Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe

18 March 2016

MSB 150

Justin Suraci

UVic

"Fear in wildlife food webs: large carnivore predation risk mediates mesopredator impacts"

 Dr. Larry Dill

31 March 2016

Bob Wright Bldg, Rm B150

LANSDOWNE SPEAKER

Dr. Roger Hanlon

Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, MA

Free Public Lecture

"The ocean's most spectacular colour change artists"

Dr. John Taylor

1 April 2016

LANSDOWNE SPEAKER

Dr. Roger Hanlon

Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, MA

 "Rapid Adaptive colouration in cephalopods: morphological, sensory and behavioural adaptations for camouflage and communication"

 Dr. John Taylor

15 April 2016

Dr. Rachel Boschen

UVic

TBA

Dr. Kim Juniper

29 April 2016

Dr. Botond Roska

TBA

Dr. Gautam Awatramani

Past Seminars

Forest Biology Seminars




- Influences of climatic gradients and river network connectivity on gene flow of Fremont cottonwood in the American Southwest.
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