Science seminar schedule

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Science seminar archive

Please note that all lectures will be located in Engineering and Computer Science Building, Room 120 from 3:10 to 5 p.m. on Mondays.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Using Large-Scale Meteorological Patterns to Understand the Drivers of Extreme Precipitation in the Portland Region

Paul Loikith

Portland State University

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, September 9, 2019

How advances in DNA sequencing technology are enhancing knowledge of fish and wildlife

Justin Bohling

Abernathy Fish Technology Center

Host: Mike Berger

Monday, September 16, 2019

"Computational Conservation Biology: Forecasting Wildlife Using Long-Term Data and Continuous Analyses "

Juniper Simonis

Owner and Lead Scientist at DAPPER Stats, and Data Analyst at the University of Florida

Host: Leslie New

Monday, September 23, 2019

Health Risks of a Changing Climate

Kristie Ebi

University of Washington

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, September 30, 2019

Global Change and the Water Cycle

Ruby Leung

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Role of Vitamin D Signaling in Early Vertebrate Development and Diapause: Integration of Environmental Signals into the Development Program

Jason Podrabsky

Host: Steve Sylvester

Monday, October 14, 2019

Habitat Modification and Avian Productivity in the Sagebrush Sea

Lindsey Sanders

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, October 21, 2019

Insect Declines Make Headlines, But What Do We Really Know?

Tyson Wepprich

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Monday, October 28, 2019

Latent Stress Effects on Amphibian Life History

Tiffany Garcia

Oregon State

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott

Monday, November 4, 2019

Differentiating Genetic From Environmental Drivers of Plant Microbiome Structure and Function

Posy Busby

Oregon State University

Host: Stephanie Porter

Monday, November 18, 2019

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Host-Microbiome Interactions

SBS Microbiome Faculty Candidate; Dr. Seth Rudman

University of PA -Biology Dept.

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Unraveling the Impacts of the Virome on Human Health

SBS Microbiome faculty Candidate; Dr. Richard White


Host: Cheryl Schultz

Monday, December 2, 2019

Shedding Light on Specificity: Lessons From a Bioluminescent Vertebrate-Bacteria Symbiosis

SBS Microbiome faculty candidate; Dr. Alison Gould

California Academy of Sciences

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Elucidating the Effects of Environmental Exposures on Host-Microbiome Interactions

SBS Microbiome faculty candidate; Dr. Chris Gaulke

Oregon State University

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Monday, January 27, 2020

Neighborhood, Neighborhood, Neighborhood... Why Local Scale Air Quality Matters

Dr. Linda George

Portland State University

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Blob and Climate Change: Looking for a Hot Time in the Pacific Northwest?

Nick Bond

JISAO/University of Washington

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, February 10, 2020

Traditional Knowledge of Fire Use by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in the Eastside Cascades of Oregon

Michelle Steen-Adams

University of Oregon

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, February 24, 2020

Fascination Turned Trepidation with Boreal Forest

Melissa Lucash

Portland State University

Host: Deepti Singh / Kevan Moffett

Monday, March 2, 2020

Plant Hydraulics and Forest Responses to Climate Change

Martin Venturas

University of Utah

Host: Kevan Moffett

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Social Responsibility of a Climate Scientist

Adam Sobel

Columbia University

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, March 23, 2020

Oregon Marine Reserves: Protection of Biodiversity in a Changing World

Dick Vander Schaaf

Coast and Marine Program of Oregon, The Nature Conservancy

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, March 30, 2020

Explaining Drivers of Forest Dynamics Using Trait-Based Approaches

Jenny Zambrano (Postponed)

University of Washington, Pullman

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Monday, April 6, 2020

Deforestation and Climate Change Impacts on Temperature and Heat Exposure in the Tropics

Luke Parsons

University of Washington, Seattle

Host: Kevin Turner

Monday, April 13, 2020


Alexander Zerbini

Host: Leslie New

Monday, April 20, 2020

Cyanobacterial Bloom Dynamics in the Columbia River Basin: Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Factors

Vanessa Rose

Host: Kevin Turner