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Center for Population Biology (CPB)

Images courtesy C. Boettiger (left) and A. Perkins (right).

CPB Seminar Series: Spring Quarter 2016

When: Tuesdays, 4:10 - 5:30PM

Where: 1022 Life Sciences Building (campus map)

PBG 290 - CRN 54343


  • March 29, 2016: Dave Carlon
    Director of the Bowdoin Coastal Studies Center and Associate Professor of Biology, Bowdoin College Brunswick
    Title: “Two marine hybrid zones and their evolutionary applications ”
    Host: Andrew Whitehead

  • April 5, 2016: Michelle Stitzer
    Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, UC Davis
    Title: “Evolutionary dynamics of transposable elements in Zea mays ”
    Host: Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra

  • April 12, 2016: Bodil Cass
    Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis
    Title: “Population dynamics and genomics of a Rickettsia endosymbiont of whiteflies ”
    Host: Jay Rosenheim

  • April 19, 2016: Didem Sarikaya
    Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis
    Title: “Food matters: larval food ephemerality drives evolution of reproductive capacity in Hawaiian drosophila”
    Host: David Begun

  • April 26, 2016: Kyle Christie
    Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, UC Davis
    Title: “ Patterns of reproductive isolation in California Jewelflowers”
    Host: Sharon Strauss

  • May 3, 2016: Aaron Comeault
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Matute Lab, University of North Carolina
    Title:“The evolutionary consequences of hybridization: an experimental test”
    Host: Brandon Cooper

  • May 10, 2016: Meredith Cenzer
    Graduate Student, Entomology Graduate Group, UC Davis
    Title:“Local adaptation breaks down: Soapberry bugs take the easy way out on an invasive host plant”
    Host: Louie Yang

  • May 17, 2016: Brandon Cooper
    Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Davis
    Title:“Wolbachia frequency variation in space and time in a hybridizing host clade”
    Host: Michael Turelli

  • May 24, 2016: Mike May
    Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, UC Davis
    Title:“Bayesian phylogenetic methods for inferring variation in speciation and extinction rates across lineages”
    Host: Brian Moore

  • May 31, 2016: Joe Hereford
    Postdoctoral Research, UC Davis
    Title:“Using thermal performance to predict winners in a warning climate”
    Host: Annie Schmitt

  • June 7, 2016: Erica Larson
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Good Lab, Uninversity of Montana
    Title:“Sex chromosomes, speciation and the sensitivity of spermatogenesis ”
    Host: Marjorie Weber

  • June 14, 2016: Jaime Ashander - Exit Seminar
    Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, UC Davis
    Title:“Causes and consequences of evolutionary rescue: environmental noise, plasticity, and implications for conservation ”
    Host: Alan Hasting

  • Interested in presenting? Please contact gradcoordinator.