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Department of Natural History Virtual Research Seminar Series

Fall 2020

September 4, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Nico Cellinese (promotion seminar)
Institution: University of Florida
Title: Querying Life in a post-taxonomic age: from global patterns to species-level processes.
Host: Jon Bloch

September 11, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Anne Yoder
Institution: Department of Biology, Duke University
Title: Cryptic is as cryptic does: intriguing patterns of speciation in Madagascar’s mouse lemurs​
Host: Dave Blackburn​

September 15, 12:00 p.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research
Speaker: Sarah Steele-Cabrera
Institution: University of Florida
Title: Assessing Reintroduction Techniques for an Endangered Butterfly, Cyclargus thomasi behunebakeri in the Florida Keys

September 18, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Ben Weinstein
Institution: University of Florida
Title: A Computer Vision for Ecology
Host: Rob Guralnick
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September 25, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: David Blackburn (promotion seminar)
Institution: University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History
Title: The evolution of frogs and a plea for natural history.
Host: Jon Bloch
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October 2, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Porchia Moore
Institution: University of Florida, School of Art + Art History
Title: ​The Great Fire: Museums In Transition
Host: ​David Blackburn
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October 7, 10:00 a.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research
Speaker: Krushnameg Kunte
Institution: University of Florida
Title: Assessing Reintroduction Techniques for an Endangered Butterfly, Cyclargus thomasi behunebakeri in the Florida Keys
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October 9, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Kate Grillo
Institution: University of Florida
Title: Megaliths and milk molecules: new archaeological research on the Pastoral Neolithic cemeteries of the Turkana Basin, northwestern Kenya​
Host: ​Michelle Lefebvre
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October 16, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Mauro Galetti
Institution: University of Miami
Title: Defaunation in the Anthrpocene
Host: ​Michelle Lefebvre

October 20, 12:00 p.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series
Speaker: Amanda Hipps
Institution: WildLandscapes International
Title: Ecosystem Underground: Vertebrate and Invertebrate Gopher Tortoise Burrow Commensals in Southeast Florida
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October 23, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Richelle Tanner
Institution: University of California, Davis
Title: The effects of environmental variation on ecosystem function in nearshore habitats
Host:​ Megan Ennes

October 27, 12:00 p.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research
Speaker: Kathleen Prudic
Institution: University of Arizona
Title: Precision conservation takes flight in butterflies using citizen and data science
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94944480196

October 30, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Will Crampton
Institution: University of Central Florida
Title: Listening in the dark: Signal evolution in Neotropical electric fishes
Host:​ Larry Page
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/96898630106?pwd=VU03dnBCWWNBVFFYSi9lZUlvay95Zz09

November 5, 12:00 p.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research
Speaker: Erica Westerman
Institution: University of Arkansas
Title: TBA
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94944480196

November 6, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Janet Buckner
Institution: Louisiana State University
Title: Molecular systematics, macroevolution and adaptive genetics in mammals and birds.
Host:​ Caroline Storer
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/96898630106?pwd=VU03dnBCWWNBVFFYSi9lZUlvay95Zz09

November 9, 10:00 a.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research
Speaker: Marianne Elias
Institution: Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Title: TBA
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94944480196

November 13, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: David Skelly
Institution: School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
Title: The Yale Peabody Museum: the history and future of a university natural history museum​
Host: Doug Jones​
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/96898630106?pwd=VU03dnBCWWNBVFFYSi9lZUlvay95Zz09

November 17, 12:00 p.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research
Speaker: Jaret Daniels
Institution: University of Florida
Title: Safeguarding Royalty: Efforts to Combat Monarch Population Declines in Florida (and Beyond)
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94944480196

November 20, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Rebecca Tarvin
Institution: Department of Integrative Biology, University of California – Berkeley
Title: Fine-scale evolution of aposematism in Epipedobates poison frogs
Host: FLMNH Graduate Students​
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/96898630106?pwd=VU03dnBCWWNBVFFYSi9lZUlvay95Zz09

December 1, 12:00 p.m.:

Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research
Speaker: Emilie Snell-Rood
Institution: University of Minnesota
Title: Nutritional constraints on brain and life history evolution across butterflies
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/94944480196

December 4, 3:00 p.m.:

Speaker: Jim Leebens-Mack
Institution: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia
Title: Plant phylogenomics: elucidating gene, gene family, genome, and organismal evolution
Host: Doug Soltis, Pam Soltis​
Zoom webinar: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/96898630106?pwd=VU03dnBCWWNBVFFYSi9lZUlvay95Zz09