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Departmental Seminar Series

The Biological Sciences Departmental Seminar Series meets in the Multipurpose Building, Room 101 from 1:30-2:45 PM.  Special times/locations are in red text.  We meet on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Graduate Student Symposium: The Department requires that each graduate student propose their research plans to gain feedback on experimental design and practice dissemination of science.  These talks are typically on Wednesdays and are 25-30 minutes long with plenty of time for audience questions and input.  Graduate Student Symposium talks are listed in blue.

Fall 2014 Seminar Calendar

Aug 27: Reserved for class meeting
Aug 29: Reserved for class meeting
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Oct 1: Micky Reeves
Title: New Insights into the Biology of the Striated Caracara on the Falklands Islands
Host: Dr. Marc Bechard
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
Oct 3: Dr. Beck, University of Wyoming
Title: Indirect Responses of Wildlife to Energy Development in Sagebrush Steppe
Host: Jennifer Forbey
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
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Oct 10: Zoe Tinkle MS Thesis Proposal
Title: To Forage or Flee; The Role of Personality
in Risk Perception and Foraging Decisions of Prey
Host: Jennifer Forbey
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
Oct 13: Martha Brabec Defense
Title: Big Sagebrush in a Shifting Climate Context:
The Effects of Variable Weather on Seedling
Survival and Establishment
Time: 9:00-10:15 AM
Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
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Oct 23: Wendy Harvey
Thesis Presentation
Title: Consequences of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)
on Hepatic Stellate Cell Activation In Vitro
Host: Kristen Mitchell
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Location: Riverfront Hall Rm 206
Oct 24: Hasini Delvinne Graduate Proposal
Title: "Soil Organic Carbon Input, Stability and Temperature Sensitivity
Along an Elevational Gradient
in a Semi-Arid Ecosystem."
Host: Marie-Anne deGraaff
Time: 1:30-2:30 PM
Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
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Nov 7: Dr. Georg Petschenka
Title: How Insects Deal with Plant Toxins:
Evolution of Resistance and Acquired Defense
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Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
Nov 12: Heidi Ware
MS Thesis Defense
Title: Traffic Noise Reduces Foraging and
Stopover Efficiency of Migrating Songbirds
Host: Jesse Barber
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
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Nov 27: Thanksgiving HolidayNov 28: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 2: Matt Schmasow
Thesis Defense
Title: "Diet Selection by the Owyhee Harvester Ant (Pogonomyrmex salinus) in Southwestern Idaho"
Host: Ian Robertson
Time: 1:00-2:15 PM
Location: Education Building Rm 110
Dec 5: Sara Pourzamani
Undergrad Research Report
Title: "Characteristics of Predator Visits to Burrowing Owl Nests in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA), Idaho"
Host: Dr. Belthoff
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
Dec 10: Samantha Kirkendall
MS Thesis Proposal
Title: Why are hot-spots hot? The ecology of the
West Nile Virus in the Treasure Valley
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Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
Dec 12: Elizeth Cinto
MS Thesis Proposal
Title: "The Phantom Gas Field: An experiment on the effects of natural gas extraction noise on wildlife".
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Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
Dec 12: Peggy Martinez Proposal
Title: Effects of Insect Herbivory on Decomposition Rates in a Semiarid Ecosystem.
Host: Marie-Anne deGraaff
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
Location: Multipurpose Building Rm 101
Dec 18: Laura Wendell Thesis Defense
Title: "Ciliates of Sagebrush Steppe Soils in Southwestern Idaho: Species Richness and its Relationship to Changed Soil Variables after Wildfire Events”
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Location: Science Building Rm 147
Dec 22: Winter Break
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Feb 18:Feb 20: Dr. Drew Tyre, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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Host: Ian Robertson
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
Location: Education Building Rm 110
Feb 25:Feb 27: Dr. Christian Hagen, Oregon State University
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Host: Jennifer Forbey
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
Location: Education Building Rm 110
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Mar 11:Mar 13: Sue Haig
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Host: Julie Heath
Time: 1:30-2:45 PM
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Mar 25: Spring BreakMar 27: Spring Break
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