Seminars in 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2 p.m.
Saeedeh Bani, PhD Proposal (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “"The development and maintenance of migratory timing programs in a songbird"”
Tuesday, December 18, 10 a.m.
Edward Jenkins, M.Sc. Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Seabird dietary niche dynamics during breeding in coastal Newfoundland”
Wednesday, December 12
Adam Bewick (Plant Molecular Biologist Search): “Understanding epigenetics through the lens of molecular evolution”
Monday, December 10
Olivia Wilkins (Plant Molecular Biologist Search): “Systems approaches for the study of plant responses to abiotic stress”
Friday, December 7
BIOL 3100, Poster Presentations
Thursday, December 6
Justin Newell Wood (Neuroscience Joint Hire with Computer Science): “Building Newborn Minds in Virtual Worlds”
Wednesday, December 5
Kelsey Johnson MSc Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Movement and diet of humpback whales (Megatpera novaeangliae) in relation to capelin (Mallotus villosus) off the East coast of Newfoundland”
Monday, December 3
Eilif Muller (Neuroscience Joint Hire with Computer Science - Seminar): “Towards a Synergistic Understanding of Cortical Architecture, Coding and Plasticity: Bridging Experiment and Theory”
Friday, November 30
Dr. Sean McKenna (Chemistry Department, Unviersity of Manitoba): “Recognition of unique RNA structures by quadruplex helicases and their functional consequences”
Monday, November 26
Madiha Khan (Plant Molecular Biologist Search): “Dissecting the structure and dynamics of plant immunity networks”
Friday, November 23
Dr. Peter Bubenik (University of Florida)
Thursday, November 22
Angela Young, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Anadromy versus non-anadromy in the Canadian Arctic: variation in the lake ecology and life history of two allopatric Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus) populations in Cumberland Sound on South Baffin”
Tuesday, November 20
Scott Malotka, PhD Proposal (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Evolutionary ecology of echinostome trematodes from North America: Examining the factors that influence the diversification and transmission of freshwater parasites”
Tuesday, November 20
Dr. Paola Malerba: “Sleep to remember: mechanisms linking sleep oscillations to memory consolidation”
Wednesday, November 14
Trinh Nguyen, M.Sc. Defense (University of Manitoba, BIological Sciences Graduate Student): “Identification and characterization of a type-2 diaclglycerol acyltransferase in green microalga Haematococcus pluvialis”
Friday, November 9
Dr. Jennifer Jeffrey: ““Studying the physiology of stress in fish: From the lab to the field and back again””
Tuesday, November 6
Laura Bliss, PhD Propoal (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Biophysical characteristics underlying the spatial distribution of marine predators in Atlantic Canada and the California Current”
Monday, November 5
Paloma Calabria Carvalho (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Coexistence of Two Sympatric Migratory Shearwaters Species During their Non-breeding Season on the East Coast of Newfoundland”
Friday, November 2
Crackerjack Seminar
Friday, October 26
Barret Hamilton Dept Lecture - Dr. Ari Friedlaender (Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Califoria Santa Cruz): “Under pressure: the recovery of humpback whales in the face of a rapidly changing Antarctic”
Thursday, October 25
Barret-Hamilton Memorial Lecture - Dr. Ari Friedlaender (Institute of Marine Sciences, Univeristy of California Santa Cruz): “Seeing below the surface: using new technoogies to study foraging behavior of baleen whales around the world”
Friday, October 19
Crackerjack Seminar
Friday, October 12
Crackerjack Seminar
Friday, October 5
Dr. Maud Ferrari (University of Saskatchewan): “Cognitive and sensory ecology of predation risk in a changing world”
Friday, September 21
Dr. Anita Guerrini (University of Oregon)
Friday, September 21
Julia Gulka: “Julia Gulka's M.Sc. Defense: From populations to individuals..."”
Friday, September 7
Kevin Scharffenberg M. Sc. Defense: “Kevin Scharffenberg's M.Sc. Defense "Passive Acousic Monitoring to Identify Drivers of Beluga Whale Habitat use..."”
Thursday, August 23
Gabrielle Grenier, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Seasonal patterns of growth in Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.); differences between morphs of Cumberland Sound populations”
Tuesday, August 21
Thomas Wood: “Thomas Wood's M.Sc. Defense”
Monday, August 20
Alexander Yeo: “Alexander Yeo's M.Sc. Defense”
Wednesday, August 15
Muriel Magnaye, MSc Defense: “Growth and post-spawning survival in capelin (Mallotus villosus) on the northeast coast of Newfoundland”
Tuesday, August 7
Asma Sultana: “Asma Sultana's M.Sc. Defense”
Wednesday, August 1
Elise Couillard, MSc Defense: “Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) awareness of neighbours' vigilance is spatially explicit”
Tuesday, July 31
Wesley Ogloff, MSc defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Climate change-related shifts in species interactions and diet in an Arctic marine ecosystem”
Friday, July 6
Kyle Ritchie, MSc. Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Ringed seal (Pusa hispida) population trends inferred from genetics”
Thursday, June 28
Madison Earhart, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “The development of the stress response in larval Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens”
Tuesday, June 26
Amber Hiebert, MSc. Defense (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Myotome Development: The Proliferation of Satellite Cells in the Developing Sturgeon”
Friday, June 22
Kate Christie, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Vessel Dynamics of the Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab (Chionoecetes opilio) Fishery: Examining Spatial Association and Fishing Success”
Friday, June 22
Karyn Booy, MSc Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Acoustic Monitoring of Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas): spatio-temporal habitat use and geographic variation in Canadian populations"”
Thursday, June 7
Laurie Maynard MSc Defense (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Internal and external factors influencing foraging ecology of North Atlantic large Laridae”
Thursday, June 7
Garett Allen, PhD Proposal (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Acid-base regulation in Stenohaline Osmoconforming Crustaceans”
Monday, May 28
Ashley Tripp, MSc. Defense (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Temperature and pCO2: single and combined effects of climate change parameters on acid-base regulation in Louisiana red swamp crayfish”
Friday, May 25
Haoran Chen, PhD Proposal (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Nitrogen fixing plant evolution: the major factors affecting biological nitrogen fixation”
Wednesday, May 23
William Bugg, PhD. Proposal (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Effects of early rearing conditions on the transcriptome of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)”
Tuesday, May 22
Chloe Warret-Rodrigues, PhD Proposal (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Interactions between red foxes and Arctic foxes on the southern Arctic tundra”
Tuesday, May 22
Lisa Hoogenboom, PhD Proposal (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Nitrogen movement across the intestine of elasmoranchs”
Thursday, May 3
Kamaldeep Chhoker, MSc. Defense (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Effects of canopy cover and pH on polyketide synthase gene transcription in Cladonie stygia and the polyketides produced in natural conditions.”
Thursday, May 3
Matthew Guzzo PhD Oral Defense (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “The Effects of Climate Change on North-Temperate Lake Trout (salvelinus namaycush) Populations”
Wednesday, May 2
Chloe Schmidt, PhD Proposal (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Microevolution in rapidly changing environments”
Tuesday, May 1
Riikka Kinnunen - PhD Proposal (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “The Ecology of Urban Wildlife: How do Species Respond to Rapid Environmental Change?”
Tuesday, April 17
Dr. Jay Biernaskie: “Social adaptation across the tree of life”
Tuesday, April 10
Dr. Rosalyn Rael (ByWater Institute, Tulane University): “From evolutionary assembly of food webs to urban rodent movement: modeling ecosystem networks and dynamics”
Friday, April 6
Dr. Paul Cremer (J. Lloyd Huck Chair in Natural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University): “TBA”
Tuesday, April 3
Dr. Kangling Liao (Tamkang University): “Applications of Mathematics in Biology: Cancer immunotherapy and G protein signaling in plant cells”
Monday, March 26
Timothy Gingera (Biological Sciences): “Timothy Gingera M.Sc. Defense "Environmental DNA monitoring of invasive zebra mussels..."”
Friday, March 23
Dr. Virginia Trimble (Physics-Astronomy Department, University of California Irvine): “TBA”
Friday, March 23
Stephanie Tkachuk, MSc Defense (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “A forward genetic screen for Caenorhabditis elegans pharyngeal gland cell defects and characterization of mutagenized strains with a homozygous viable gland cell under migration”
Friday, March 16
Dr. Patricia Wright (University of Guelph): “The challenges of life out of water - remarkable phenotypic flexibility in amphibious fishes”
Thursday, March 15
Dr. Patricia Wright (University of Guelph): “A walk on the wild side: fish research in the mangrove forests of Belize”
Monday, March 12
Azizah Alharthy, MSc Defense (Role of RAE1 in Arabidopsis thaliana heat tolerance)
Monday, March 12
Amelie Roberto-Charron, MSc Defense (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “Investigating methods of geolocator analysis in songbird migration research and their application to the study of the migratory ecology of a threatened, Neotropical songbird”
Friday, March 9
Dr. Graham Scott (McMaster University): “Living the high life: integrative functional mechanisms of high-altitude adaptation”
Friday, March 9
Triparna Lahari PhD. Oral Defense (Universtiy of Manitoba, Biological Sciences Graduate Student): “The role of RAD4/XPC and RAD7 homologues in Arabidopsis UV tolernce”
Friday, March 2
Dr. Heidi Swanson (University of Waterloo): “Ecosystem connectivity and ecology of fishes: insights from migrations and trophic ecology of Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling, and Lake Trout”
Thursday, March 1
Dr. Heidi Swanson (University of Waterloo): “Are the Fish Safe to Eat: Research into Level of Mercury in Fish in Canada's North”
Friday, February 16
Dr. Jill Hamilton (North Dakota State University): “Teasing apart the genetic basis of adaptation in a rapidly changing climate”
Friday, February 9
Dr. Robert Ireland (Mount Allison University): “On the waterfront: the genus Spartina - plants that really are contenders”
Thursday, February 8
Dr. Robert J. Ireland (Mount Allison University): “The Orchidaceae: not just for ice cream and corsages.”
Monday, February 5
Lilian Wiens, MSc. Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences, Graduate Student): “Cardiac Mitochondrial Respiration and ROS Production and Consumption with Changing Temperature in: Oncorhynchus mykiss, Cyprinus carpio, and Acipenser fulvescens”
Friday, February 2
Dr. Jonathan Meltzer (LabCorp): “TBA”
Friday, January 19
Christa Burstahler PhD Oral Defense (University of Manitoba, Biological Sciences, Graduate Students): “Variation in facultative diet specialization of Canadian lynx”
Friday, January 19
Joel Bety (University of Quebec Rimouski): “Seasonal interactions in arctic migratory birds: from individual to ecosystem”
Important Dates

December 10 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period

December 22 – January 2: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Edward Jenkins, M.Sc. Defense: “Seabird dietary niche dynamics during breeding in coastal Newfoundland” — Tuesday, December 18 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Saeedeh Bani, PhD Proposal: “"The development and maintenance of migratory timing programs in a songbird"” — Tuesday, December 18 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.