Department of Natural History Research Seminar Series

Fall 2022

September 16, 3p.m.:

Speaker: James Cahill
Institution: Environmental Engineering, University of Florida
Title: Using comparative genomics to identify the targets of selection underlying complex traits in songbirds and polar bears
Hosts: David Blackburn & Rob Guralnick

Watch Recording

September 23, 3p.m.:

Postdoc Lightning Talks
Institution: Department of Natural History, Florida Museum, University of Florida
Hosts: María Vallejo-Pareja & Steve Manchester
Speakers:

Jaimi Gray
Division: Herpetology – Digital imaging division
PI: Dave Blackburn and Ed Stanley
Title: Vertebrate anatomy in 65 thousand shades of gray

Pathour Shashank Rajendra
Division: Lepidoptera
PI: Akito Kawahara
Title: Development of CRISPR-based diagnostics for invasive pest identification

Makenzie Mabry
Division: Molecular Systematics
PI: Pamela Soltis
Title: Crop wild relatives and the role of herbaria in future food crop security

Lucas De Freitas Bacci
Division: Herbarium
PI: Lucas Majure
Title: A phylogenomic approach to elucidate the evolution of one of the most diverse lineages within flowering plants.

Nicolas Del Sol 
Division: Anthropology
PI: Charlie Cobb
Title: Misty of Puerto Real: A Story of Horses, Humans, and Ancient DNA in the Post-Columbian Americas.

Watch Recording

September 27, 12p.m.:

McGuire Center “Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research”
Speaker: Pável Matos-Maraví
Institution: Laboratory of Molecular Ecology and Phylogenetics, Biology Centre, CAS, Institute of Entomology, Branišovská, Czech Republic
Title: TBA

September 30, 3p.m.:

Speakers: Ed Stanley & Zach Randall
Institution: Digital Imaging, Florida Museum, University of Florida
Title: TBA
Hosts: María Vallejo-Pareja & Steve Manchester

October 11, 12p.m.:

McGuire Center “Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research”
Speaker: Oskar Brattström
Institution: School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Title: Past and present responses in African butterflies to changing climates

October 14, 3p.m.:

Speaker: Juannan Zhou
Institution: Biology, University of Florida
Title: Modeling genetic interactions in genotype-phenotype maps for genes, proteins, and complex traits
Host: Gavin Naylor

October 21, 3p.m.:

Speaker: Sandra Goutte
Institution: NYU Abu Dhabi
Title: Coloring inside the lines: genomic architecture and evolution of widespread colors and patterns in anurans
Host: Dave Blackburn

October 25, 12p.m.:

McGuire Center “Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research”
Speaker: Matt Forister
Institution: Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Title: Finding their way through the Anthropocene: diverse stressors impacting the diverse butterfly fauna of western North America

November 4, 3p.m.:

Speaker: Darren Card
Institution: Harvard
Title: Comparative Genomics of Early Skink Genomes Supports Multiple Mechanisms of Limb Reduction in Squamate Reptiles
Host: Dave Blackburn

November 8, 12p.m.:

McGuire Center “Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research”
Speaker: Pasi Sihvonen and Leidys Murillo Ramos
Institution: Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Finland
Title: TBA

November 15, 12p.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series

Speaker: Joe Martinez
Institution: McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Title: TBA

November 18, 3p.m.:

Speakers: Graduate Student Lightning Talks
Institution: Department of Natural History, Florida Museum, University of Florida
Title: TBA
Host: María Vallejo-Pareja

December 2, 3p.m.:

Speakers: Morgan Ernst & Ethan White
Institution: School of Forest Resources, University of Florida
Title: TBA
Host: Gavin Naylor