Organismal (CEEB) Seminar Series

As part of the Conservation, Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour (CEEB) research initiative, our department hosts weekly seminars and talks tackling current research in organismal biology. These include the Organismal Seminars presented by invited speakers, the Ecology & Evolution Lunches led by our graduate students, as well as other general interest talks scheduled by the Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA).

The CEEB Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00pm, in Stewart Bio, N2/2. Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm

Winter 2023

Date Speaker Title HOST

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

John Smol
Queen's University
Paleoecology Meets Conservation Biology: Using Lake Sediments to Track Long-term Changes in Vulnerable Bird Populations BGSA
Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 Alyssa Bader
McGill University
(new hire in Anthropology)
Fish and Firmicutes: Investigating diet and the oral microbiome with Pacific Northwest Coast Indigenous Ancestors and Nations Rene Gregory-Eaves
Thursday, February 9th, 2023 Jessica P. Gillung
McGill University - Mac Campus
Specimen-based research in the genomics era TBA
Thursday, February 16th, 2023 Marta Jarzyna
(joint with Concordia)
Ohio State University
Biodiversity across space and time: Insights form trait-based ecology Laura Pollock
Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 Lise Comte
Illinois State University
Riverine fishes on the move in the Anthropocene

Jennifer Sunday

Thursday, March 9th, 2023 Connie Moreau
Cornell University
Macroevolution to Microbiomes: Piecing Together the Puzzle to Understand the Evolution of the Ants Ehab Abouheif
Thursday, March 16th, 2023 Jude Kong
York University


Virginie Millien
Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 Pauline Kamath
University of Maine

Host-microbe interactions: the role of the microbiome and co-infecting parasites in wildlife diseases

Rowan Barrett
Thursday, March 30th, 2023 Lars Iversen
McGill University


Thursday, April 6th, 2023 Bert Holldobler
Arizona State University


Ehab Abouheif
Thursday, May 4th, 2023
*** In Redpath Museum Auditorium
Scott V. Edwards

Harvard University
Wings, feathers, flight: using comparative genomics to link genotype and phenotype in birds Jon Sakata & Ehab Abouheif
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