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Past Seminars

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Past seminars

Date Speaker Title Host

Friday, December 6, 2013

*Co-Hosted by FORB

Dr. Lila Fishman

Chromosomal rearrangements and speciation in Minulus

Drs. Gerry Allen and Patrick von Aderkas

Friday, November 29, 2013

Dr. Tyler Muhly, University of Calgary

Pervasive human influences in a terrestrial food web put to rest the top-down versus bottom-up debate Dr. Cole Burton

Friday, November 22, 2013

Dr. Pete McIntyre, University of British Columbia

http://limnology.wisc.edu/personnel/mcintyre/

Future prospects for freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem services:are we gaining ground? Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi

Friday, November 15, 2013

Dr. Stephanie Green, Simon Fraser University

Reconciling the scale of invasion processes and conservation action in the sea

Dr. Brett Favaro

Friday, November 8, 2013

Dr. Mary O'Connor, University of British Columbia

Temperature and the structure and function of food webs

Dr. Julia Baum

Friday, November 1, 2013 Dr. Jonathan Moore, Simon Fraser University
Free-flowing river networks and their emergent stability Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi
Friday, October 25, 2013 *Lansdowne Lecture **ECS 104
Dr. Jeff Hutchings, Dalhousie University http://biology.dal.ca/People/faculty/hutchings/hutchings.htm Allee Effects, Life History, and Marine Fish Recovery:
Reconsideration and Reevaluation
Dr. Julia Baum
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 *Special Seminar **MSB 160
Dr. Anna Kuparinen, University of Helsinki http://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/akuparin/fem_research.html

Life-history approach to evolutionary adaptation and recovery of Atlantic cod

Dr. Rana El-Sabaawi
Friday, October 18, 2013 *Co-Sponsored by CBR & The Chow Lab Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans  & Kevin Gregory-Evans, University of British Columbia

Molecular and phenotypic defects caused by Pax6 mutation in the mouse are corrected by nonsense suppression

Dr. Bob Chow

Friday, October 11, 2013 * First Peoples House, Ceremonial Hall

Dr. Fernando Carvajal, Association Faunagua and the Universidad Mayor de San Simon Cochabamba

Fisheries in a Bolivian world: Amazon biology, indigenous development, and food security

Dr. Francis Juanes

Friday, September 13, 2013

Dr. Eva Garcia Vazquez

Universidad de Oviedo

Aliens in Paradise - How genetics helps to understand invasions

Dr. Francis Juanes

Friday, September 27, 2013

Co-Sponsored with Forest Biology

Dr. Sam Cushman,

 http://www.fs.fed.us/research/people/profile.php?alias=scushman

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

**Elliott 167

Dr. Patrick von Aderkas

Firday, October 4, 2013 Dr. Jenny Cory, Simion Fraser University http://www.biology.sfu.ca/people/profiles/jsc21 The ecology and dynamics of disease in a cyclic forest insect Dr. Steve Perlman
Fri, Apr 5, 2013

Dr. Tim Essington

Associate Professor, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

http://fish.washington.edu/people/essington/
The big deal about little fish: exploring food webs and forage species in marine ecosystems Dr. Francis Juanes

Fri, Mar 22,

2013

Dr. Raj Awatramani

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Feinberg School of Medicine

http://www.cgm.northwestern.edu/cgm/Faculty-Research/Faculty/Rajeshwar-Awatramani

The birth and death of dopamine neurons Dr. Gautam Awatramani

Fri, Mar 15, 2013

12:00 - 1:00

MSB 150

Dr. Fred Rieke

Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle

http://depts.washington.edu/behneuro/people/faculty/rieke.shtml

How interactions between parallel circuits shape retinal computations

Dr. Gautam Awatramani

Note: co-sponsored by DMS

Fri, Mar 08, 2013

Dr. Valerie Wallace

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa

http://www.ohri.ca/profiles/wallace.asp

Hedgehog signaling: Timing and location are everything Dr. Bob Chow
Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Dr. Eric C. Grimm

Curator and Chair of Botany, Illinois State Museum

http://www.museum.state.il.us/ismsites/rcc/staff.html?staffID=31

A High-resolution Record of Climatic Variability and Landscape Response from Northern Great Plains, North America

Dr. Terri Lacourse

Note: co-sponsored by the Canadian Forest Service

Fri, Feb 15, 2013

Dr. Miriam Spering

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Perception and Action Lab

http://www.vchri.ca/researchers/miriam-spering
Seeing and moving: using perception and eye movements to understand human brain function Dr. Gautam Awatramani

Fri, Feb 8, 2013

Place: MSB 160

Time: 12:00pm

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Place: CUN 146

Time: 2:30pm

Dr. Rejji Kuruvilla

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University

http://www.bio.jhu.edu/kuruvilla/index.html

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Dr. Samer Hattar

Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

http://neuroscience.jhu.edu/SamerHattar.php

Dr: Kuruvilla: Neurotrophins: Signaling, Trafficking and Functions

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Dr. Hattar: Atypical mammalian photoreceptors influence circadian rhythms, mood and learning

Co-sponsored by Division of Medical Sciences

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Grad Student Invited Speaker

Fri, Feb 1, 2013

Dr. Larry Dill

Professor Emeritus
Simon Fraser University

http://www.sfu.ca/biology/faculty/dill/

Tigers in the (sea)grass: The role of fear in structuring a Western Australian seagrass ecosystem Dr. Julia Baum

Fri, Jan 25, 2013

Dr. Lora Morandin

Associate Specialist, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management University of California, Berkeley

http://nature.berkeley.edu/kremenlab/lora.html

Conserving and enhancing beneficial insects and ecosystem services in
agricultural landscapes

Dr. Patrick O'Hara

Fri, Jan 25, 2013

12:00 - 1:00

MSB 160

Dr. Kurt Haas

Associate Professor, Brain Research Centre, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences University of British Columbia

http://www.neuroscience.ubc.ca/haas.htm

Direct imaging of structural and functional plasticity and metaplasticity in the awake developing brain

Dr. Gautam Awatramani

Note: co-sponsored by DMS

Fri, Jan 18, 2013

Dr. Tom Quinn

Professor, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

http://fish.washington.edu/people/tquinn/index.html

Predation by bears on salmon: ecology, behavior and evolution Dr. Francis Juanes
Fri, Jan 11, 2013

Dr. Jack Fisher

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

http://www.virtualherbarium.org/gardenviews/JackFisher.html

Under appreciated roles of tension wood (G-fibers) in plant movement Dr. von Aderkas

Tue, Dec 18, 2012

3:00 pm

Bob Wright Bldg

Room A104

Damian Grundle

Department of Biology, University of Victoria

Upper water column nitrous oxide distributions in the NE subarctic Pacific

Dr. K. Juniper

PhD Seminar

Fri, Nov 30, 2012

Dr. Craig Brown

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Program, Division of Medical Studies, University of Victoria

http://www.uvic.ca/medsci/faculty/brown.php
Bridging the gap in translational stroke research: the impact of animal model artifacts and comorbid diseases on stroke recovery Dr. Gautam Awatramani

Fri, Nov 16, 2012

12:00 - 1:00

MSB 160

Dr. Larry Trussell

Professor, Oregon Hearing Research Center, Vollum, Portland, OR

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/vollum/faculty/faculty-profile.cfm?facultyID=373

Setting the balance between transmitters at co-releasing synapses

Dr. Gautam Awatramani

Note: co-sponsored by DMS

Fri, Nov 9, 2012

Dr. Jedediah Brodie

Assistant Professor, Departments of Zoology and Botany, University of British Columbia

https://sites.google.com/site/jedediahbrodieresearch/

The importance of indirect interactions -and their disruption- for species persistence Dr. Julia Baum
Fri, Nov 2, 2012

Dr. Bob Chow

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Victoria

http://web.uvic.ca/%7ebobchow/

Retinal bipolar cell identity crisis: 3a or not 3a Dr. Gautam Awatramani
Fri, Oct 26, 2012

Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biodiversity Research Centre, UBC

http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/%7ewolkovich/

Community Assembly & Dis-assembly with Global Change Dr. Julia Baum
Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Dr. Leithen M'Gonigle

NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Berkeley

http://nature.berkeley.edu/%7eleithen/

Sexual selection and species coexistence

Dr. Gerry Allen

Note: Joint seminar with Environmental Studies.

Fri, Oct 12, 2012

Dr. Cole Burton

Ecologist, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

https://sites.google.com/site/coleburton/home

Challenges and opportunities in large-scale wildlife monitoring: case studies from West Africa and Alberta Dr. Julia Baum
Fri, Oct 5, 2012

Dr. Wendy Palen

Assistant Professor, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Conservation, Simon Fraser University

http://www.sfu.ca/biology/faculty/palen/Wendy_Palen/Home.html

Amphibian decline research; plagued with phenomenology or headed for a predictive panacea?

Dr. Rana El Sabaawi
Fri, Sep 28, 2012

Dr. Greg Crutsinger

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British

http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/%7ecrutsinger/Crutsinger_lab/home.html
A genes-to-ecosystems approach to linking plant and animal diversity Dr. Patrick von Aderkas
Fri, Sep 21, 2012

Dr. Gautam Awatramani

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Victoria

http://www.uvic.ca/science/biology/people/home/faculty/facpages/awatramani.php
Past, present and future: How the retina anticipates the future to “see” the present N/A
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