Spring 2020

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.

 Rebstock 322  /  Reception Afterwards, Rebstock 309

LEC/EEPB Thursday Seminar series has been canceled for the remainder of the semester.

January 16, 2020

Nathan Muchhala, University of Missouri, Saint Louis, “The Evolution of the Nectar-Feeding Niche Among Neotropical Bats”

January 23, 2020

Gina Lewin, Georgia Tech,  “Microbe-microbe Interactions and the Oral Microbiome”

January 30, 2020

Lauren Augustine, Saint Louis Zoo, “Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Initiatives at the Saint Louis Zoo”

February 6, 2020

Daniel Sasson, Saint Louis University, “A Dry and Lonely World:  Environmental Effects on Reproductive Behaviors

February 13, 2020

David Reznick, University of California-Riverside, “Mode of Maternal Provisioning Builds a Bridge between Microevolution and Macroevolution”

February 20, 2020

Kelley Erickson, Missouri Botanical Garden, “Growth and Spread: Spatial Dynamics of an Invasive Species”

February 27, 2020

Swanne Gordon, Washington University, “Sex- and Morph-biased Dispersal Affect Population Structure and Polymorphism: A Test Using a ‘Non-model’ Model System

March 5, 2020

Anne Tieber, Saint Louis Zoo, “Helping Our Native Birds: The North American Songbird Program at the Saint Louis Zoo”

March 19, 2020


March 26, 2020

Chris Martine, Bucknell University


April 2, 2020

Ivan Jimenez, Missouri Botanical Garden, “The Nature of Espeletia Species”


April 9, 2020

Jhan Salazar, Washington University, “Exploring the Ecology and Evolution of the Thermal Physiology in the Tropics”


April 16, 2020

Michael Landis, Washington University, “Dispelling the Fog of Deep Time:  Phylogenetic Approaches to Infer Ancestral Biome Affinities”


April 23, 2020

Rachel Becknell, Washington University, “Determining the Role of Soil Microbes in Rare Plant Reintroduction and Ecosystem Restoration)”

Vince Fasanello, Washington University, “Understanding Adaptation in Fluctuating Environments: Tools, Techniques, and Insights Provided by a New Experimental Evolution System in Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae)”


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