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Seminar Calendar Fall 2015

Fall 2015

Please Join Us for Our Seminar Series on Topics in Biological Sciences
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:15 pm, Interactive Learning Center (ILC), Room 118 

8/24/2015 First week of class
8/25/2015 Class Orientation
8/27/2015 NAME: Dr. Jesse Barber Tenure Seminar
HOST: Kevin Feris
TITLE: The Importance of Sensory Ecology in Shaping Behavior and Evolution
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9/3/2015 NAME: Dr. Marie-Anne deGraaff
HOST: Kevin Feris
TITLE: At the Root of Soil Carbon Storage: Belowground Ecosystem Processes in a Changing Environment
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9/10/2015 NAME: Dr. Jonathan Shurin, UC San Diego
HOST: Kevin Feris
TITLE: Ecology of Algae Biofuels
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9/17/2015 NAME: Dr. Niles Lehman, Portland State University
HOST: Eric Hayden
TITLE: Game Theory in a Chemical System
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9/24/2015 NAME: Dr. Kirk Hevener, ISU
HOST: Juliette Tinker
TITLE: Enoyl-ACP reductase (FabK), a narrow-spectrum druggable target for Clostridium difficile
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10/1/2015 NAME: Dr. Matt Germino, USGS FRESC
HOST: Kevin Feris
TITLE: Climate adaptation in dominant plants of the sagebrush steppe
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10/13/2015 NAME: Xochi Campos Thesis Defense Seminar
HOST: Marie-Anne de Graaff
TITLE: Precipitation induced changes in decomposition processes and soil carbon stabilization
10/15/2015 NAME: Marcella Fremgen Defense Seminar
HOST: Jennifer Forbey
TITLE: Plant Toxins Influence Diet Selection and Intestinal Parasites in a Specialist Herbivore
 Special Time and Location: 11:00-12:15 pm, River Front Hall Building, Room 302
10/20/2015 NAME: Benjamin Dudek Proposal Seminar
HOST: Julie Heath
TITLE: The Role of Trichomonas gallinae and Hematophagous Ectoparasites in Golden Eagle Nesting Ecology
10/22/2015 NAME:   CANCELLED!!!    Dr. Alejandro Flores
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10/27/2015 NAME: Dan Melody Thesis Proposal
HOST: Jennifer Forbey
TITLE: The Cost of Roaming Free: Assessing the Effects of Plant Secondary Metabolites on the Behavior, Physiology and Nutritional Condition of Free-Ranging Herbivores.
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11/3/2015 NAME: Stephanie Coates Thesis Proposal
HOST: Jay Carlisle
TITLE: Breeding Ecology and Migratory Connectivity of Long-Billed Curlews in the Intermountain West
11/5/2015 NAME: Dr. Nancy Glenn CANCELLED!!!
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11/10/2015 NAME: William Laurance, James Cook University, Australia
HOST: Kevin Feris
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11/12/2015 NAME: Dr. Akito Kawahara, UFL
HOST: Jesse Barber
TITLE: Episodic Diversification in the Butterfly and Moth Tree of Life
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11/19/2015 NAME: Lara Souza, University of Oklahoma
HOST: Marie-Anne deGraaff
TITLE: Shifts in Plant Dominance and Associated Carbon Dynamics under Global Change
11/24/2015 NO SEMINAR – Thanksgiving Holiday
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12/3/2015 NAME: Charles Baun, Idaho National Guard
HOST: Kevin Feris
TITLE: Cooperative Projects in the IDARNG’s OCTC: Partnering to do More with Less
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12/10/2015 NAME: Amy Ulappa Seminar, Washington State University
HOST: Kevin Feris
TITLE: Using foraging dynamics and nutritional ecology to answer landscape management questions for a wild ungulate, the black-tailed deer
12/11/2015 NAME: Sara Pourzamani Proposal Seminar
HOST: Dr. Jim Belthoff
TITLE: Assessment of Nest Defense and Alarm Calling in Burrowing Owls
Special Time and Location: 1:00-2:15 pm, Interactive Learning Center, Room 118
12/15/2015 NO SEMINAR – Finals Week
12/24/2015 NO SEMINAR – Winter Break

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