Seminar Series

      Developing in a warmer, drier world: impacts on amphibian physiology and disease susceptibility

PLE Seminar Schedule 2019


Seminars will be held in the dining hall at the PLE Housing Site - 7pm.

 Date Name  Affiliation  Title
May 15 Tom Raffel Oakland University A metabolic approach to the thermal biology of parasitism
May 22 Elizabeth George Indiana University Mechanisms of aggression in a competitive female songbird throughout the breeding season
May 29 Mason Heberling Carnigie Museum of Natual History All about timing: plant phenology and mismatch in our changing forests
June 5 Matthew Zipple Duke University Social determinants of infant and juvenile survival in wild baboons
June 12 Amber Rice Lehigh University Reproductive isolation between hybridizing chickadee species
June 19

Samantha Fontaine/ Swapna Subramanian

University of Pittsburgh The role of the gut microbiota in ectothermic vertebrate thermal biology/
June 26 Andy Turner Clarion University

Water Pollution and Infodisruption: Chemosensory Perception of Food and Predators by Aquatic Invertebrates Depends on Water Quality

July 1 (Monday) Shane Hanlon American Geophysical Union

Talking science, telling stories: How to use storytelling to successfully communicate your science

July 10 Grascen Shidemantle/ Castilleja Olmsted University of Pittsburgh Investigating endocrine flexibility in wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) tadpoles exposed to an anthropogenic contaminant / Evidence for moose as ecosystem engineers via non-trophic indirect effects
July 17 Corlett Wood University of Pittsburgh A tradeoff between attracting mutualists and repelling parasites in the plant root microbiome
July 24 Tiffany Betras University of Pittsburgh Soil feedbacks as a mechanism underlying exotic plant invasions in riparian forests
July 29 (Monday) Michel Ohmer University of Pittsburgh

Developing in a warmer, drier world: impacts on amphibian physiology and disease susceptibility

July 31 Taylor Zallek/Rachel Reeb University of Pittsburgh
Fitness and fluctuations: how dynamic environments could promote the evolution of invasiveness 

Is timing everything? The role of phenology in shaping invaded landscapes