Organismal (CEEB) Seminar and EEL 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 (EEL) 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:
Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Stewart Bio, N2/2 or via Zoom
Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm. 

The EEL Seminars are held: Fridays at 12:00 pm in Stewart Bio, N7/1.  Click here to join via Zoom

CEEB Seminars - Winter 2024

Date Speaker Title HOST
Thursday, January 18, 2024
Room N7/1
Mercedes Molina-Morales
University of Granada

COGNIMAGPIE - Fitness consequences of variation in cognitive traits: a population study of wild birds

Guigueno Lab

Thursday, February 22, 2024 - CANCELLED

Räsänen Katja
University of Jyväskylä
Taking a holistic eco-evo perspective to dynamic natural systems – through the lense of lake Myvatn threespine stickleback BGSA 
Thursday, February 29th, 2024 Daniel Kronauer
Rockefeller University
The Evolution of Ant Societies Abouheif Lab
Thursday, March 14th, 2024 Jake Alexander
ETH Zurich
Piecing together the processes underlying variation in species' range shifts Hargreaves Lab
Thursday, March 21st, 2024 Rees Kassen
McGill University
From simple a beginning: experimental evolution of biodiversity  
Thursday, March 28th, 2024 Rachel Page
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Cognitive constraints, foraging flexibility, and rationality in decision-making: Insights from a frog-eating bat Sakata Lab
Thursday, April 4th, 2024 Dan Mennill
University of Windsor
Song learning in wild birds: The dynamics of vocal learning in nature Sakata Lab
Thursday, April 11th, 2024 Julie Lee-Yaw
University of Ottawa
Impact of a severe wildfire on sensitive wildlife populations Green Lab
Thursday, April 18th, 2024 Abderrahman Khila
University of Lyon
Development, Selection, and phenotypic evolution: a perspective from water striders Abouheif Lab
Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 Kiyoko Gotanda
Brock University
Adaptation in a changing world: human influences on evolution Hendry Lab

EEL Seminars - Winter 2024

Date Speaker Title Lab
February 2, 2024 Maximiliane Jousse TBA Pollock Lab
February 2, 2024 Emma Schubert TBA Ricciardi Lab
February 2, 2024 Kate Storey TBA Ricciardi Lab
February 2, 2024 Samara Manzin TBA Pollock Lab
February 9, 2024 MK Hickox TBA Hendry/Barrett Lab

February 23, 2024

Georgia Cullen TBA

Abouheif Lab

March 1, 2024 François Brassard Studying and chasing ants in America, Asia and Australia Anderson Lab
March 22, 2024 Olivia Rahn Investigating the relationship between habitat availability and species range limits Hargreaves Lab
March 29, 2024 Paola Carrion-Aviles Human Influence on the Spatio-Temporal Phenotypic Variation and Diversity of Darwin's finches Hendry Lab
April 5, 2024 Brendon McGuinness Plasticity in resource consumption traits shape processes that drive community structure Guichard/Weber Lab
April 5, 2024 Claire Ramsey Evolution & development of ovary size dimorphism between queen and worker ants Lasko/Abouheif Lab
April 12, 2024 Janay Fox Interaction between environmental stressors and plasticity in DNA methylation and gene expression across multiple time scales Barrett Lab
April 19, 2024 Victoria Marie Glynn Host-microbe dynamics in Tropical Eastern Pacific corals as a source of resilience to environmental stress Barrett Lab


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