ENWC Seminar Series

Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Wednesday 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Room 009 Townsend Hall

*Refreshments at 11:00 a.m.*

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February 12 Opening Coffee and Donuts

February 19 Ellen Lake – USDA. “A tale of two weeds: biological control of air potato and Old World climbing fern in the Everglades”

February 26 Peter Marra – Smithsonian. “Filling essential science gaps to facilitate strategic conservation planning for birds of the western hemisphere”

March 5 Kelsey Fisher – M.S. Candidate. “Neonate host choice behavior of European corn borer, Ostrinia Nubilalis (Hübner), on a range of host plants”

March 12 Scott R. McWilliams – University of Rhode Island. “Elements to ecology: stable isotopes and the ecology of migratory birds”

March 19 Jason Munshi-South – Fordham University. “Evolution in the Anthropocene: landscape genomics of N.Y.C. wildlife”

March 26 Desiree Narango – Ph.D. Candidate. “Does non-native vegetation impact food resources for breeding birds? A tritrophic study of trees, lepidopteran larvae and avian predators in an urban ecosystem”

April 2 Spring Break

April 9 Emily Dunn – M.S. Candidate. “Analysis of population structure and migration of Longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in urban forest fragments using microsatellites”

April 16 Deanna Dawson – U.S.G.S. “TBD”

April 23 Mark Hoddle – University of California, Riverside. “Urban warfare: managing invasion bridgeheads in urban areas in southern California”

April 30 Matthew Boone – M.S. Candidate. “The response of severe and unusual weather on autumnal avian migration and the evolution of avian weather prediction” Tim Schreckengost ¬– M.S. Candidate. “Validation of NEXRAD data of bird migration stopover sites on the Delmarva peninsula”

May 7 TBD

May 14 Closing Potluck Lunch