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Fall 2021 Seminar Series


Georgia Southern University’s Department of Biology hosts a weekly seminar series. The purpose of this series is to enable biologists from around the country to share their newest discoveries and ideas with our students, and we encourage students to engage with our honored guests in post-seminar discussions. Seminars will be held on Mondays at 11:15 a.m., at either the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Seminars also will be live-streamed via Zoom. Scroll down past the schedule for instructions for joining a Zoom-based seminar.

Month
Day (Non-Monday) (Non-11:15) (Non-1109)Speaker
Institution
TitleSponsor
August
16Stephen Greiman
Georgia Southern University
Hidden Communities: parasite and bacterial community dynamics within the intestines of small mammalsSteve Vives
23Jay Hodgson
Georgia Southern University
Diatoms and Bass: Long-Term Ecological Data Served Two WaysSteve Vives
30Dongyu Jia
Georgia Southern University
Utilizing Drosophila to study developmental biology and cancer biologySteve Vives
September
13Vinoth Sittaramane
Georgia Southern University
Developing Novel Anti-Cancer Therapeutics using Humanized-Zebrafish ModelsSteve Vives
20Tiehang Wu
Georgia Southern University
Microorganisms and Nitrogen Cycling in Natural Ecosystems – From molecular DNA to ecosystem functionsSteve Vives
27Lance Durden
Georgia Southern University
Tick Larvae, Elephant Lice, And Moths During A SabbaticalSteve Vives
October
4Matt Waters
Auburn University
Ancient Algal Blooms: Using the sediment record to reconstruct historic water quality and HABs throughout the SE USA and beyondCheco Colon-Gaud
11Charles Amsler
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Allies, cheaters, and thieves: macroalgal-mesograzer interactions on the western Antarctic PeninsulaCraig Aumack
15 (Friday)Abbie Dwire
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Habitat use of wintering Henslow’s Sparrows (Centronyx henslowii) in power line right-of-waysElizabeth Hunter
15 (Friday)Sarah Batchelor
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Disease presence, intensity, and population structure in oyster populations along the Georgia coast.John Carroll
18Jen Wyffels
University of Delaware
Semen, sperm, artificial insemination and parthenogenesis in the whitespotted bamboo shark Chiloscyllium plagiosumChristine Bedore
22 (Friday)Lauren Moniz
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Lipid metabolites as energy stores in four stingray speciesChristine Bedore
22 (Friday)Nicole DeSha
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Local Adaptation in Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) Nesting Behavior and Fecundity in a Translocated PopulationElizabeth Hunter
25Jason Ramsay
Westfield State University
Saws, Jaws and Overbites: Functional Morphology or Prey Processing in Elasmobranch FishesMichele Guidone
25 (12:30)Rachel Bird
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Feral Cat Distribution in an Urbanization GradientRay Chandler
27 (Wednesday)Raven Hurt
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Assessing the utility of environmental DNA techniques to monitor white shrimp (Litopenaeus setiferus) abundance on the Georgia coastJohn Carroll
29 (Friday)Jada Daniels
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
TBARay Chandler
November
1Cheyenne Walker
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
TBALance McBrayer
1Sidney Anderson
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
TBALance McBrayer
5 (Friday)Shannon Matzke
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
TBALissa Leege
5 (Friday)Jack Philp
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
TBAVinoth Sittaramane
8TBA
15Joel Kostka
Georgia Institute of Technology
TBAHeather Joesting
29Undergraduate Research Symposium
Georgia Southern University
Undergraduate Research SymposiumDepartment of Biology

Instructions for joining a seminar

Zoom seminar link

To join a seminar, click the above link. You will be directed to a page with a popup dialog box. If a dialog box doesn’t pop up, check that you have allowed popup windows in your security and adblocker settings. When you click Open Zoom Meetings in the dialog, it will launch the Zoom application and take you to the meeting. If you don’t have the Zoom application installed, you will have the option to download it or to join from your browser. Zoom will then ask for your name (to display to others) as well as your email address (not displayed to others). Finally, Zoom may ask for the Webinar ID: 898 5156 1012 and passcode: 831581

For more information, contact Josh Gibson.

Last updated: 10/20/2021