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

Monday, November 30, 2020

Vianey Leos-Barajas

University of Toronto

Host: Leslie New

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

Monday, November 16, 2020

Obed Hernandez-Gomez

Dominican University of California

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott


Monday, November 2, 2020

Michael Puma

Columbia University

Host: Deepti Singh

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

Monday, October 26, 2020

Carol Boggs

University of South Carolina

Host: Cheryl Schultz

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

Monday, October 19, 2020

Alex Nechiporuk

Oregon Health and Science University

Host: Cynthia Cooper and Allison Coffin

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

Monday, October 12, 2020

Adriana Romero-Olivares

New Mexico State University

Host: John Bishop

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

Monday, October 5, 2020

Sydney Glassman

University of California - Riverside

Host: Tanya Cheeke

Stem Cells and the Origins of Multicellularity in Plants.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Mark Running

University of Louisville

Host: Cynthia Cooper

Snow, Forests, Water, and Fires.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Jessica Lundquist

University of Washington

Host: Kevan Moffett

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

Monday, September 14, 2020

Dale Fortin

Washington State University

Host: John Bishop

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Stephanie Porter

Washington State University

How do birds time "unpredictable" migrations

Monday, August 31, 2020

Heather Watts

Washington State University

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

Monday, August 24, 2020

Jonah Piovia-Scott

Washington State University


Monday, April 27, 2020

John Stinchcombe (Tentative)

Host: Stephanie Porter

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

Monday, April 20, 2020

Vanessa Rose

Host: Kevin Turner


Monday, April 13, 2020

Alexander Zerbini

Host: Leslie New

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

Monday, April 6, 2020

Luke Parsons

University of Washington, Seattle

Host: Kevin Turner

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Explaining Drivers of Forest Dynamics Using Trait-Based Approaches

Monday, March 30, 2020

Jenny Zambrano (Postponed)

University of Washington, Pullman

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Oregon Marine Reserves: Protection of Biodiversity in a Changing World

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dick Vander Schaaf

Coast and Marine Program of Oregon, The Nature Conservancy

Host: Deepti Singh

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The Social Responsibility of a Climate Scientist

Monday, March 9, 2020

Adam Sobel

Columbia University

Host: Deepti Singh

Plant Hydraulics and Forest Responses to Climate Change

Monday, March 2, 2020

Martin Venturas

University of Utah

Host: Kevan Moffett

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Fascination Turned Trepidation with Boreal Forest

Monday, February 24, 2020

Melissa Lucash

Portland State University

Host: Deepti Singh / Kevan Moffett

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

Monday, February 10, 2020

Michelle Steen-Adams

University of Oregon

Host: Deepti Singh

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

Monday, February 3, 2020

Nick Bond

JISAO/University of Washington

Host: Deepti Singh

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

Monday, January 27, 2020

Dr. Linda George

Portland State University

Host: Deepti Singh

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Elucidating the Effects of Environmental Exposures on Host-Microbiome Interactions

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

SBS Microbiome faculty candidate; Dr. Chris Gaulke

Oregon State University

Host: Cheryl Schultz

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

Monday, December 2, 2019

SBS Microbiome faculty candidate; Dr. Alison Gould

California Academy of Sciences

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Unraveling the Impacts of the Virome on Human Health

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SBS Microbiome faculty Candidate; Dr. Richard White


Host: Cheryl Schultz

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics of Host-Microbiome Interactions

Monday, November 18, 2019

SBS Microbiome Faculty Candidate; Dr. Seth Rudman

University of PA -Biology Dept.

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Differentiating Genetic From Environmental Drivers of Plant Microbiome Structure and Function

Monday, November 4, 2019

Posy Busby

Oregon State University

Host: Stephanie Porter

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Latent Stress Effects on Amphibian Life History

Monday, October 28, 2019

Tiffany Garcia

Oregon State

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott

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

Monday, October 21, 2019

Tyson Wepprich

Host: Cheryl Schultz

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Habitat Modification and Avian Productivity in the Sagebrush Sea

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lindsey Sanders

Host: Deepti Singh

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

Jason Podrabsky

Host: Steve Sylvester

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Global Change and the Water Cycle

Monday, September 30, 2019

Ruby Leung

Host: Deepti Singh

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Health Risks of a Changing Climate

Monday, September 23, 2019

Kristie Ebi

University of Washington

Host: Deepti Singh

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

Monday, September 16, 2019

Juniper Simonis

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

Host: Leslie New

Watch recording

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

Monday, September 9, 2019

Justin Bohling

Abernathy Fish Technology Center

Host: Mike Berger

Watch recording

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

Monday, August 26, 2019

Paul Loikith

Portland State University

Host: Deepti Singh

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Adaptation of Leaf Traits to Minimize Water Loss and Increase Photosynthesis Under Drought and Low CO2 Availability

Monday, April 29, 2019

Asaph Cousins

WSU Pullman

Host: John Bishop

How Soils Retain Carbon, and Soil Organic Carbon-Mineral Interactions

Monday, April 22, 2019

Jason Stuckey

Multnomah University

Host: Kevan Moffett

Strategic Learning: The Science of Climate Change Adaptation Management for Herpetofauna

Monday, April 15, 2019

Deanna H. (Dede) Olson, Ph.D.

US Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis, OR

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott

Nitrate radical initiated atmospheric particulate matter formation in forests: Anthropogenically-triggered biogenic aerosol production

Monday, April 8, 2019

Juliane Frey

Reed College, Dept. of Biology

Host: Kevan Moffett

Behavioral and Neurobiological Studies of Sucrose Craving

Monday, April 1, 2019

Jeff Grimm

Western Washington University

Host: Barb Sorg

Interactions in a Changing Environment: Plants, Butterflies, and Ants

Monday, March 25, 2019

Rachael Bonoan

Tufts University & WSUV

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Evaluation of Water Security in Jordan Using a Multi-Agent Hydroeconomic Model

Monday, March 18, 2019

Jim Yoon

PNNL-Seattle, WA

Host: Deepti Singh

Spring Break (No classes)

Monday, March 11, 2019

Land Use Change and the Maintenance of Diverse Communities

Monday, March 4, 2019

Leithen M'Gonigle

Simon Fraser Univeristy. Burnaby, B.C. Canada

Host: Stephanie Porter

Presidents's Day

Monday, February 18, 2019


Monday, February 11, 2019

Anticancer and Antimalarial Drug Leads from the Egyptian Environment

Monday, February 4, 2019

Amir Wahba

Washington State University Vancouver

The Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Non-muscle Myosin II Contractility

Monday, January 28, 2019

Derek Applewhite, PhD.

Reed College, Dept. of Biology

Host: Cynthia Cooper

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 21, 2019

Rivers in the Sky, Rivers on the Ground: Atmospheric Rivers, Rain and Floods in the

Monday, January 14, 2019

Dr. Andrew Martin

Dept. of Geography, Portland State University

Host: Deepti Singh

Finals Week (No Seminar)

Monday, December 10, 2018


Monday, December 3, 2018

Janine Castro

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott

Response of soil fungi to fire in the PNW

Monday, November 26, 2018

Bitty Roy


Host: Stephanie Porter

Thanksgiving Holiday (No Seminar)

Monday, November 19, 2018

Veteran's Day Holiday (No Seminar)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Forest dynamics in the Pacific Northwest

Monday, November 5, 2018

Tom Spies


Host: Marc Kramer

Frontiers in Biogeochemistry: The Aquatic/Terrestrial Interface

Monday, October 29, 2018

Nicholas Ward

PNNL-Richland WA

Host: Marc Kramer


Monday, October 22, 2018

Jan Boll


Host: Steve Bollens

Indian Ocean Dynamics, biological impacts of change in the Indian ocean and extreme events

Monday, October 15, 2018

Roxy Mathew Koll

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

Host: Deepti Singh

Plant molecular systematics

Monday, October 8, 2018

Eric Roalson

WSU School of Biological Sciences

Host: Cheryl Schultz

"Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams"

Monday, October 1, 2018

Darryl Lloyd

Friends of Mt. Adams

Host: Kevan Moffett

Inner Ear Sensory Development and Gene Regulation

Monday, September 24, 2018

Byron Hartman

Stanford University

Host: Alli Coffin

Cannabis and the Vargus

Monday, September 17, 2018

James Peters

WSU Pullman

Host: Barb Sorg

Quantifying the Role that Terrestrial Ecosystems Play in Earth's Climate

Monday, September 10, 2018

Abby Swann

University of Washington

Host: Deepti Singh

Monday, September 3, 2018

Physiological Studies that Address Southern Resident Killer Whale Risk Factors and Data Gaps

Monday, August 27, 2018

Dawn Noren

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service; NW Fisheries Science Center, Seattle WA

Host: Leslie New

How fish and wildlife exploit shifting habitat mosaics

Monday, April 23, 2018

Jonny Armstrong

Oregon State University

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott


Monday, April 16, 2018

Rodrigo Solis

Simon Fraser University

Host: Cheryl Schultz

Implementing the global Amphibian Conservation Action Plan

Monday, April 9, 2018

Penny Langhammer

Global Wildlife Conservation & Arizona State University

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott

The Cocktail that Kills Coho: Stormwater Runoff Toxicity and Solutions

Monday, April 2, 2018

Jen McIntyre

WSU Puyallup

Host: John Harrison

Animals as Ocean Sensors: Entering the Era of Integrated Marine Observing

Monday, March 26, 2018

Rob Harcourt

Macquarie University, Australia

Host: Leslie New

Mutualistic Host-Microbe Coevolution and Environmental Adaptation

Monday, March 19, 2018

Stephanie Porter

WSU Vancouver

Membrane Separations to obtain meaningful samples from the environment: An engineer’s overview, and dissolved organic matter in water as a case study

Monday, March 5, 2018

Peter Pfromm

WSU Pullman

Color-coding Dividing Cells in the Zebrafish Brain

Monday, February 26, 2018

Tamily Weissman-Unni

Lewis & Clark College

Host: Cynthia Cooper

Understanding Why Hair Cells Die: Lessons From The Lateral Line

Sunday, February 25, 2018

David Raible

University of Washington

Host: Alli Coffin & Cynthia Cooper

Monitoring and modeling threatened populations makes for better management

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sarah Converse


Host: Cheryl Schultz

River Nutrient Inputs to the Global Coastal Ocean: Patterns, Causes, and Consequences

Monday, February 5, 2018

John Harrison

Washington State University

Dam removal and reoperation in an age of complex hydrosystems

Monday, January 29, 2018

Desiree Tullos

Oregon State University

Host: Kevan Moffett

Wildfire effects on source water quantity, quality, and aquatic ecology

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kevin Bladon

Oregon State University

Host: Kevan Moffett

Probing the Effects of BMP and Retinoic Acid Pathways on Cell Shape and Polarity in a Retinal Stem Cell Niche

Monday, November 27, 2017

Kara Cerveny

Reed College

Host: Cynthia Cooper

A Cure for the Common Classroom: Understanding Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences From All Angles

Monday, November 13, 2017

Erin Shortlidge

Portland State University

Host: Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens

Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for Ecological Restorations

Monday, November 6, 2017

Tanya Cheeke

WSU Tri-Cities

Host: Stephanie Porter

Integrating Environmental Variation into Global Change Ecology: Insights from Aquatic Ecosystems

Monday, October 30, 2017

Sam Fey

Reed College

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott

WSU Supporting a Future for Agriculture in Southwest Washington

Monday, October 23, 2017

Justin O'Dea

WSU Extension

Host: Stephanie Porter

Estuaries as Bioreactors: Transdisciplinary Research on the Columbia River Estuary

Monday, October 16, 2017

Byron Crump

Oregon State University

Host: John Harrison

More Than Corn and Soy: Ecosystem Function in Agricultural Landscapes

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sarah Roley

WSU Tri-Cities

Host: John Harrison and Jonah Piovia-Scott

Climate Change and Drinking Water

Monday, October 2, 2017

Steve Sylvester

WSU Vancouver

What are the Roles of Connectivity and the Environment in Structuring Freshwater Communities?

Monday, September 25, 2017

Angela Strecker

Portland State University

Host: Jonah Piovia-Scott

Translational Ecology: Turning Science into Actions in the 21st Century

Monday, September 18, 2017

Aaron Ramirez

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Host: Kevan Moffett

Conservation Along the Bay Margin: Estuarine-Upland Decision Support Systems in San Francisco Bay

Monday, September 11, 2017

Brian Fulfrost

WSU Vancouver & Oregon Freshwater Simulations

Host: Mike Berger

Engineering Crop Plants to Resist a Broad Spectrum of Pathogenic and Mutualistic Microbes Through Alteration of a Host Cell Entry Receptor

Monday, August 28, 2017

Emily Helliwell

WSU Vancouver

Host: Stephanie Porter