Seminars & Lectures

Institute for Biospheric Studies Seminars



YIBS/ESC Friday Noon Seminar Series

Location:  ESC 110, 21 Sachem Street, New Haven, CT

Light Lunch Served

12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM


SPRING 2014 Schedule


January 17, 2014
Speaker: Maria Diuk-Wasser, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health
Topic:  Eco-Epidemiological Determinants of Tick-Borne Diseases

January 31, 2014
Speaker:  Oswald Schmitz, Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, Oastler Professor of Population and Community Ecology, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
opic:  Landscape of Fear in the Ecosystem

February 7, 2014
Speaker:  Jesse Berman, Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Topic:  Air Pollution and Improved Characterization of Exposure through Spatial Statistics

February 14, 2014
Speaker:  Bill Weber, Bass Distinguished Environmental Scholar, Yale Department of Anthropology; Sr. Conservationist, Wildlife Conservation  Society; Co-Founder of the Mountain Gorilla Project in Rwanda
Topic:  People, Parks and Paradigms:  Conservation Lessons from Africa and North America

February 21, 2014 - YIBS Director’s Vision Seminar
Speaker:  Derek Briggs, G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor, Geology & Geophysics, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Topic:  Paleontology - Refining the History of Life

February 28, 2014
Speaker:  Jeremy Jackson, Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Topic:  Science, Policy, and the Future of Caribbean Coral Reefs

March 7, 2014
Speaker:  Mark Bradford, Assistant Professor, Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Topic:  The Living Side of Dead Wood: Animals, Fungi and Their Environmental Responses

March 28, 2014
Speaker:  Matthew Ogburn, Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Topic:  Phenotypic Accessibility and the Evolution of Plant Form

March 29, 2014 - SPECIAL Saturday Event:
Northeastern Geobiology Symposium
Location:  Kline Biology Laboratory - click here for information

April 4, 2014
Speaker:  John Fryxell, Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Topic:  Social Predator-prey Dynamics in the Serengeti Ecosystem

April 11, 2014
Speaker:  David Watts, Professor, Yale Department of Anthropology
Topic:  Long-term Research on Chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda

April 25, 2014
Speaker: Bridget Nugent, Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Topic: Differential Gene Expression in the Oscillated Wrasse Brain May Underlay their Alternative Reproductive Strategies


April 7, 2014
Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy was presented with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) International Award of Excellence in Conservation for his life-long work in...
March 3, 2014
Officials of the Ministry of Health have put a team comprising of experts in the ministry, stakeholders outside of the ministry, regional and international professionals to...
December 5, 2013
The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies is pleased to announce that Jeremy Jackson and Bill Weber are serving as Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental...