Science seminar schedule

Fall 2020

Science seminar archive

Please note: All lectures will be held 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. on Mondays via ZOOM, followed by Q&A.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Species interaction mediate the effects of global change on ecological communities.

Jonah Piovia-Scott

Washington State University

Monday, August 31, 2020

How do birds time "unpredictable" migrations

Heather Watts

Washington State University

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Evolution in host-microbe symbioses: invasion, domestication and adaptation to extreme environments.

Stephanie Porter

Washington State University

Monday, September 14, 2020

From cough syrup comes a novel signaling pathway to regulate insulin secretion.

Dale Fortin

Washington State University

Host: John Bishop

Monday, September 21, 2020

Snow, Forests, Water, and Fires.

Jessica Lundquist

University of Washington

Host: Kevan Moffett

Monday, September 28, 2020

Stem Cells and the Origins of Multicellularity in Plants.

Mark Running

University of Louisville

Host: Cynthia Cooper

Monday, October 5, 2020

A tale of two megafires: building towards generalizable traits of fire fungi.

Sydney Glassman

University of California - Riverside

Host: Tanya Cheeke

Monday, October 12, 2020

From Tiny Genes to Big Ecosystems: How Microbes Respond to Climate Change

Adriana Romero-Olivares

New Mexico State University

Host: John Bishop

Monday, October 19, 2020

Lamellipodia-like protrusions and focal adhesions are necessary for collective cell migration in zebrafish

Alex Nechiporuk

Oregon Health and Science University

Host: Cynthia Cooper and Allison Coffin

Monday, October 26, 2020

Effects of environmental variation on life history: from lab to field studies.

Carol Boggs

University of South Carolina

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Monday, November 2, 2020


Michael Puma

Columbia University

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, November 16, 2020

Eco-evolutionary processes linking amphibian hosts, microbial symbionts, and pathogens.

Obed Hernandez-Gomez

Dominican University of California

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott

Monday, November 30, 2020

Spatially-coupled hidden Markov models for short-term wind speed forecasting.

Vianey Leos-Barajas

University of Toronto

Host: Leslie New

Monday, December 7, 2020