EBIO Brown Bag Schedule 2013 - 2014

We are now scheduling speakers for the 2013 - 2014 Brown Bag series.  Please scroll down for available dates.

The lunch hour brown bag series offers an opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, research assistants, and faculty in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department to present current research, stories of recent travels to conduct scientific work, or other science related topics. This forum is an excellent opportunity (especially for graduate students) to gain valuable feedback on concepts, methods, statistical analyses, and many other aspects of their work. Brown bag has an informal atmosphere that fosters dynamic discussions and friendly conversation.

When: Wednesdays 12 PM  to 1 PM (Fall and Spring semesters), unless noted with an asterisk.
Where: Ramaley N240.

FALL 2013

Date Speaker Title
Aug. 28

 Erin Tripp

Workshop: How to write a successful NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

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Sept. 4 Samuel Simkin Plant Diversity, Sulfide, and Nitrogen
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Sept. 11   Cancelled
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Sept. 18 Amy Concilio  Global change effects on the spread of invasive species in the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains
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Sept. 25 Teal Potter and Megan Caldwell Tutorial on citation management programs (Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero, Refworks)
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Oct. 2 Akasha Faist Invasive plants alter the environment for their own success: impacts of litter deposition in a restored vernal pool setting. 
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Thur.,Oct. 3*

Mike Breed and Nichole Barger EPA STAR (3:00-3:30) and NSF GRFP (3:30-4:00) workshop
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Oct. 9 Max Joseph and Joe Mihaljevic  Making good plots with ggplot2 
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Oct. 16 Gaddy Bergmann The Language of Biology
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Oct. 23
Robert Laport
Polyploid Speciation in the North American Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata (Zygophyllaceae) 
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Oct. 30 Julienne Ng Signal divergence and speciation in a Caribbean Anolis lizard
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Nov.  6 Edie Allen Ecosystem impacts of anthropogenic nitrogen deposition on Southern California shrublands and their restoration
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Nov. 13    
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Nov. 20

Peter Brown  Increasing restoration and resilience of Front Range montane forests: Collaboration via the Front Range Roundtable
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Nov. 27

No Brown Bag   Fall Break
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Dec. 4

Max Joseph  Tools for efficient and reproducible workflows: intro to git, markdown, and knitr
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SPRING 2014

Date Speaker Title
Jan. 22
 Katie Kavulic  Diversity and distribution of Neidium (Bacillariophyta) species in northern Michigan
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Jan. 29  Leigh Cooper
 
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Feb. 5
 Melanie Kenney
 
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Feb. 12
 Michael Rodriguez  Environmental influences on foraging behavior in leaf-cutter ants, Atta cephalotes, in Costa Rica
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Feb. 19  Frank Fields
 An evolutionary examination of lipid accumulation in the Bacillariophyta
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Feb. 26  Brett Wolk  Opportunities to improve restoration outcomes using early seral plants
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Mar. 5
 Peri Mason  Tritrophic effects of host-plant mixing: a mixed diet of toxic plants increases deterrence of an insect herbivore
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Mar. 12
 Dan Preston

 Effects of trout farms on stream water chemistry in the Ecuadorian Andes

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Mar. 19
 Adrian Carper   Land-use change, bees and plant-pollinator interactions
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Mar. 26    No Brown Bag (Spring Break)
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Apr. 2
 Hilary Hastings  Not just a silly voice: Dogs respond to motherese but wolves do not
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Apr. 9
 Julie Szymaszek  A role for Wnt signaling in Cypriniform fish dentition
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Apr. 16  Sam Flaxman   Advice on preparing a DDIG
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Apr. 23  Anders Halverson  Communicating science to a popular audience
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Apr. 30
 Winnie Ho  Weakly electric fishes and colorful flowers: the evolution of trait diversity
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May 7
 Deane Bowers  Citizen Science in Biology: Getting the Public Involved