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Spring 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., unless indicated otherwise, and will be conducted remotely. Scroll down past the schedule for instructions for joining a seminar.

Month
Day (Non-Monday) (Non-11:15) (Non-1109)Speaker
Institution
TitleSponsor
January
15 (Friday)Mona Behl
Georgia Sea Grant
Science Serving Georgia’s CoastDanny Gleason
25TBA
February
1Phil Barden
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ancient ants: extinct diversity and differential success in the fossil recordJosh Gibson
8Marylou Machingura
Georgia Southern University
Molecular basis of drought tolerance in sorghum: the role of the hormone, abscisic acidMichele Guidone
15David Pfennig
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Plasticity, Epigenetics, and EvolutionSigma Xi
22Corina Newsome
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Predation threat in a variable landscape: Connecting predation risk to nesting success for the Seaside SparrowElizabeth Hunter
March
1Christine Ramsay
Mitchell College
Christmas Trees and other tools to protect and restore coastal habitatsGuidone
8Laura Ingwell
Purdue University
Insect Management in Specialty Crops: Research to Grow ByMichele Guidone
22Christopher Heckel
Hillsdale College
Non-trophic indirect effects of abundant vertebrate herbivores on life history of a sex-labile forest herbLissa Leege
26 (Friday) (9:00am)Scott Meyer
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Comparative Conservation Genomics Of A Suite Of Imperiled Freshwater MusselsJamie Roberts
29Chris Marsay
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
The MOSAiC Expedition: polar science while frozen in iceLiz Sargent
31 (Wednesday)Patrick Hennessey
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Snake skull specialization and how it relates to feedingChristian Cox
April
2 (Friday)Billy Annis
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
What factors affect the spatial distribution of the ribbed mussel (Geukensia demissa) in Georgia salt marshes?John Carroll
2 (Friday)Ryne Maness
Georgia Southern University exit seminar
Transcriptional regulation of DUOX-dependent reactive oxygen species production against bacterial infection in the gut of cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis).Lisa Brown
5Guy Caldwell
University of Alabama
Found in Translation: The Preclinical Utility of C. elegans to Accelerate Discovery for Neurodegenerative DiseaseJay Hodgson
12Michael Britton
Georgia Southern University
Amphibian metabolic ecology across 5,000 meters in the tropical Andes: Elevation, latitude, and climate change vulnerability Michele Guidone
19Leanne Elder
University of Colorado
Studying modern foraminifera to improve our understanding of past oceansMichele Guidone
26Undergraduate 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 following information:

  • Meeting ID: 823 2200 8243
  • Password: 058882

For more information, contact Josh Gibson.

Last updated: 4/14/2021