Seminars in 2016

Wednesday, December 14
Melanie Lalonde, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “Biogeography and Genetic Population Structure of the Buckeye Butterflies (Genus Junonia) in the Western Hemisphere: Patterns of Hybridization, Dispersal, and Speciation”
Monday, December 12
Jacqueline Verstege, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “Fox and lemming responses to climate and snow confitions at the Arctic's edge”
Friday, December 9
Randy Jamieson (Dept of Psychology, University of Manitoba): “A disappointing explanation of experimental evidence for reading baboons and avian diagnosticians: Simon’s ant rides again!”
Tuesday, December 6
Jianfei Shao, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “The effects of NaCI on a native boreal nitrogen-fixing shrub: Elaeagnus commutate (wolf willow)”
Friday, December 2
Crakckerjack Seminar (University of Manitoba)
Monday, November 28
Lauren Shute, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “The effects of neuropeptide Y on dissociated subfornical organ neurons”
Friday, November 25
Sarah Keesom (Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba): “Solitude, serotonin, and songs of mice: how social isolation influences a mammalian vocal communication system.”
Friday, November 4
David Deslauriers (Dept of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba): “TBA”
Friday, October 28
Don Weaver (Krembil Research Institute): “TBA”
Friday, October 21
Dr. Oliver Lung, PhD (National Centre for Foreign Animal Diseases): “New Technologies for Detection and Typing of High Consequence Viruses”
Friday, October 14
Carlos J. Pasiche Lisboa (University of Manitoba, Crackerjack Seminar): ““Bryophyte and lichen dispersal in boreal forests: a story about asexual propagules captured using Petri dishes””
Friday, October 14
Jennifer Doering (University of Manitoba, Crackerjack Seminar): ““Goin’ with the Flow: Factors affectin’ gene flow in the semi- aquatic lichenised alga Diplosphaera chodatii””
Friday, September 30
Jacqueline Verstege & Amelie Roberto-Charron (University of Manitoba): “"Behind enemy lines: Why are lemmings living on Arctic fox dens" & "Tracking a threatened long-distance migratory songbird using light-level geolocators."”
Friday, September 23
Trevor Pemberton, Assistant Professor (Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba): “West Central African hunter-gatherers: Insights into the genetics and evolution of human body size”
Friday, September 9
Dr. Andrew Donini (Dept. of Biology, York University): “Water and Ammonia Transport in Osmoregulatory Organs of Mosquito Larvae”
Tuesday, September 6
Haoran Chen, MSc (University of Manitoba): “The effect of Frankia and ectomycorrhizal fungi on Alnus viridis ssp. crispa growing in saline soil”
Tuesday, August 30
Levi Newediuk MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “Microenvironment but not seed bank distribution affects plant competition on Richardson’s ground squirrel (Urocitellus richardsonii) mounds in Manitoba pastureland”
Monday, August 22
Stephanie Hans MSc. Defense (University of Manitoba): “Acid-base regulation and ammonia excretion in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus”
Monday, August 22
Veerahennedige Fernando PhD Oral Examination (University of Manitoba): “The Role of DET1 in Arabidopsis seed germination responses on ABA, salt and osmotic stress conditions”
Monday, August 22
Sasha Loewen, MSc. Defense (University of Manitoba): “The Function of the Transcription Factor HLH-6 in the Esophageal Gland Cells of Root Knot Nematodes (Meloidogyne)”
Friday, July 22
Pauline Catling MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “The classification and management of alvar vegetation in the Interlake region of Manitoba”
Wednesday, July 13
Alex Quijada-Rodriguez PhD Proposal (University of Manitoba): “Acid-Base Regulation in Euryhaline Crustaceans: Mechanisms and Hormonal Control”
Thursday, June 30
Ian Girard MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “Global RNA profiling of susceptible and tolerant genotypes of Brassica napus infected with Sclerotinia sclerotiorum and prediction and functional characterization of novel regulators of plant defense”
Wednesday, June 29
Emily Indriolo (New Mexico State University, Department of Biology): “ARC1 is a downstream signaling component of SRK in the Self-incompatibility pathway in arabidopsis SSP.”
Monday, June 27
Alison Loeppky MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “Determining the Natal Origin of Beach Versus Demersally Reared Larval Capelin, Mallotus villosus, off the Northeast Newfoundland Coast Using Otolith Chemical Signatures”
Wednesday, May 25
Brittany Lynn MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “Sex- and Age- Dependent Differences and Habitat Influences on Demersal Arctic Cod (Boreogadus saida, Lepechin 1774) Diet and Energy Allocation in the Canadian Beaufort Sea”
Tuesday, May 24
Michelle Ewacha M.Sc. Defense (University of Manitoba): “Stress response of woodland caribou, moose, and wolves to disturbance in eastern Manitoba”
Thursday, May 19
Darcy McNicholl, MSc. Defense (University of Manitoba): “Life history of capelin (Mallotus villosus) and dietary overlap with Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) in the Canadian Arctic”
Tuesday, May 3
Jenna Millar, MSc. Defense (University of Manitoba): “Anatomical and transcriptomic characterization of the canola (Brassica napus) maternal seed subregions during ovule and seed development”
Monday, May 2
Randi Anderson, MSc. Defense (University of Manitoba): “Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida) Blubber Cortisol Concentration as an Indication of Chronic Stress”
Friday, April 8
Dr. Carol Lee (University of Wisconsin): “Rapid evolution during habitat invasions”
Thursday, April 7
Dr. Carol Lee (University of Wisconsin): “Explosive Invasive Species: Why are they explosive and what can we do?”
Tuesday, April 5
Alizee Vernouillt (University of Manitoba, Phd Presentation): “Are food-caching birds able to engage in cognitive strategies to protect their food caches?”
Thursday, March 24
Nancy Turner (Distinuished Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Victoria): “To Feed all the People: Lucille Clifton's Fall Feasts for the Gitga'ata Ts'msyen of Hartley Bay, BC”
Wednesday, March 23
Dr. Nancy J. Turner (University of Victoria, British Columbia): “Learning, Sharing and Adapting: Indigenous Peoples' Knowledge and Use of Plants”
Friday, March 18
BSGSA Crackerjack Seminar (University of Manitoba): “The Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association is please to present:”
Friday, February 26
Claire Curry (Post-doctoral Fellow, Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba): “Beharioral responses of two grassland songbirds to anthropogenic noise pollution”
Friday, February 12
Renee Douville (Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg): “Monster in the closet: Endogenous retrovirus-K in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease”
Friday, February 12
Michelle Aljafary MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “Accounting for potential nonlinearity between catch and effort using meta-analysis and applying GLM and GLMM to fishing data from deployments of fixed and mobile gear”
Friday, January 29
Charles Krebs (Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology, UBC): “Seven questions about the 10-year cycle of snowshoe hares in Canada's Yukon”
Tuesday, January 26
Vivian Brautigan MSc Defense (University of Manitoba): “Lichen and Bryophyte Communities on Decaying Coarse Woody Debris in the Manitoban Boreal Forest”
Friday, January 22
Rene Harrison (Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto): “Microtubules from Manitoba to Mars”
Friday, January 15
Thomas Hawke (Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University): “Skeletal muscle as a therapeutic target for diabetes muscles”