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


FALL 2014 Schedule


September 12 , 2014
Speaker:  Gunter Wagner, Alison Richard Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Topic:  Catching a Tiger by the Toe:  Assigning Functions to get Genes and the Molecular Causes of Evolutionary Change

September 26, 2014
Speaker:  William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics and Professor, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Topic:  “How to deal with free-riding in international climate treaties”

October 10, 2014
Speaker:  Durland Fish, Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Forestry And Environmental Studies
Topic:  Trouble in Paradise? Mosquitoes and Mosquito-Borne Viruses in Everglades National Park

October 17, 2014
Speaker: Jed O. Kaplan, Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Topic:  From forest to farmland and moraine to meadow, or, when did the Anthropocene begin?

October 31, 2014
Speaker: Craig Brodersen, Associate Professor, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Topic:  Visualizing wood anatomy and xylem function in 3D:new insights into the structure and function of plant vascular systems

November 14, 2014
Speaker:  Julie ZimmermanAssociate Director, Center for Green ChemistryDonna L. Dubinsky Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied ScienceSchool of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Topic: Assessment and Design: The Yin and Yang of Advancing Sustainability

December 05, 2014
Speaker:  Gisella Caccone, Sr. Research Scientist, Lecturer, Ecology & Evolutionary BiologySchool of Forestry & Environmental Studies, School of Public Health; Director, YIBS Molecular and Systematics Conservation Genetics Laboratory Center
Topic: Population genomics in non-model species: applications in conservation biology and epidemiology


November 12, 2014
Former Gaylord Donnelley Environmental Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Katy Prudic, demonstrated through her research that eyespots in butterflies are shown to distract predatory...
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy
October 28, 2014
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies External Advisory Board member and former Chair of this board, has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for...
September 18, 2014
A Yale-led effort to bring “big data” to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a new...