Biology Colloquium

Due to the recent events surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic, the remainder of the Biology Department's Spring 2020 Colloquium Series has been cancelled.  We hope to see you next Fall!

Department of Biology
Spring 2020 Colloquium
Tuesdays 12:05 - 12:55 pm
Darwin 103

Date/Host Speaker/Title of Presentation
Jan 21
Introduction to Fall 2019 Biology Colloquium
Jan 28
Dr. George Roderick, University of California, Berkeley
"Invasive Insects and the Impacts of Novel Interactions on Remote Pacific Islands"
Feb 4
Dr. Nathan Rank, Sonoma State University
"Is the Insect Apocalypse Real?"
Feb 11
Dr. Giovanni Rapacciuolo, California Academy of Sciences
"Detecting Biodiversity Change from Unstructured Citizen Science Data to Inform Coastal Management"
Feb 18
Dr. John Reed, Kiverdi Inc., Pleasanton, CA
"Why Hydrogen? Challenges and Opportunities in Using H2 and Other Fuel Gases for the Rapid Bioconversion of CO2 and Other Waste Carbon Feedstocks”
Feb 25
Dr. Sevan Suni, University of San Francisco
"Effects of Urbanization on Plant-Pollinator Interactions"
Mar 3
Dr. Andrew Whitehead, University of California, Davis
"Evolution in the Anthropocene: The Genomic Basis of Rapidly Evolved Pollution Resistance"
Mar 10
Dr. Poulami Chatterjee, University of California, Davis
"Regulation of Plant Volatile Emission by ACC Deaminase Producing Bacteria Under Salt and Heat Stress Conditions"
Mar 17 Spring Break
Mar 24
Biology Graduate Students
Dr. Jenn Smith, Mills College, Oakland, CA
"Evolutionary Ecology of Social Networks in Free-Living Mammals: From Hyenas to Ground Squirrels"
Mar 31 Cesar Chavez Day (no seminar)
Apr 7
Dr. Andreas Serra-Marques, University of California, San Francisco
"Mechanisms of Nuclear Formation and Integrity After Cell Division"
Apr 14
Dr. Kimberly Tanner, San Francisco State University
"Collectively Improving Our Science Teaching: Department-Wide Efforts in Scientific Teaching that Produced Classroom Transformations, Unanticipated Discoveries, and Scholarly Publications"
Apr 21
Dr. Jayson Smith, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
"Rocky Intertidal Ecosystems: Long-Term Change, Human Impact and Management"
Apr 28
Dr. Emily Bray, Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa, CA
"The Effect of Early Developmental and Cognitive Factors on Canine Behavior"
May 5
Dr. Matthew H. Van Dam, California Academy of Sciences
"Phylogenomics of the Easter Egg Weevils (Pachyrhynchus)"